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Issue 22- June 15, 2018
STILL TIME TO BOOK SAFE CLUBS 4 KIDS WORKSHOP IN GERALDTON

Places are still available for a  Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop, co-delivered by representatives from the Working with Children Screening Unit, on June 28 in Geraldton.
 
The workshop will help to increase awareness about how to create child safe environments; understand the importance of criminal record checks, including Working with Children Checks; learn how to respond to and report a disclosure or suspicion of child abuse; identify resources and contacts to support you.

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GOVERNANCE COURSE FOR SPORTS BOARDS

Sport and Recreation WA will host a Governance for Sport and Recreation Boards course weekly over four nights from July 17 from 6pm to 9pm at its headquarters in Vincent Street.

The free course is designed to give new directors an understanding of governance principles that align with best practice in the sector.

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OPTUS STADIUM ROCKS FOR FANS

AFL fans have rated Perth’s new Optus Stadium as Australia's best sporting venue.

In the 2018 fan survey for AFL.com.au and the AFL Record, more than 48,000 people were asked where they attended most matches in the past 12 months, then invited  them to rate watching the game at that stadium. The fans rated Optus Stadium,  the Adelaide Oval and the MCG as their top three venues.

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BAYSWATER BOWLING CLUB ROLLS ALONG

A Perth lawn bowls club that faced closure due to an ageing membership and rising costs has become a thriving community social hub, thanks in part to the conversion of some of its greens to roller hockey rinks.

The Bayswater Bowling Club converted two of its greens into a roller hockey pitch that not only now hosts Street Roller
Hockey League games but also roller derbies, skating for kids and, most recently, basketball.

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SOCCER TAKES CENTRE STAGE

Australian Sports Commission CEO Kate Palmer is encouraging Australians to cheer on the Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and continue playing in Australia’s number one club participation sport.

ASC data from the annual AusPlay survey reveals more than 1.1 million Australians are playing club football, making it the number one club sport for both adults and children.

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GOVERNANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT COURSE

The Governance Institute of Australia will conduct a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management course - designed and taught by the industry’s best - at its headquarters in Victoria Avenue, Perth, from July 31 to August 2.

The intensive six-session Certificate course is suitable for busy professionals working in risk management and governance roles, helping graduates to identify, understand and apply the crucial elements involved in organisational risk management and compliance.

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THORPE BACKS AIS CHANGES

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has called for sporting officials to break away from Olympic Games medal predictions and targets to prioritise athlete wellbeing by limiting expectation and pressure.

Thorpe, who has joined the Commission's new athlete wellbeing and engagement team, also backed an overhaul of the operations at the AIS, insisting the Canberra campus can become a world leader again if it changes its focus and shifts away from being an athlete hub. <<READ MORE>>
BROADCAST BOOST FOR NETBALL

The West Australian Netball League has received a boost for the 2018 season, with Sportsedge signing on to broadcast games across the course of the year.
 

In its 30th year, every WANL League game played on Court 1 of the State Netball Centre will be broadcast live on the Centrepass Facebook page.
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TRIBUTES FLOW FOR ARTHUR MARSHALL

WASF extends its condolences to the family of Arthur Marshall following the passing of the multi-talented former tennis player, football identity and politician, pursuits that made him such a recognisable and respected figure in WA.

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