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Issue 15 - April 27, 2018
HONOUR FOR WASF CEO

The finalists for the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards that celebrate West Australians who have made an extraordinary impact in the community and demonstrated excellence in their field, have been announced, with WASF CEO Rob Thompson one of four finalists in the Channel 7 Sports Award.

Mr Thompson is grouped with Ron Alexander, Andrew Liddawi and Peter Trench for the sports award, among 32 finalists selected across seven categories, including the Wesfarmers Aboriginal Award, Woodside Energy Arts & Culture Award, Perdaman Business Award, Alcoa of Australia Community Award, APM Professions Award and the BHP Youth Award. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Crown Ballroom on June 1.

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NEW PROGRAM A WINNER WITH CITY AND COUNTRY CLUBS

WA sports, clubs and local governments will have access to $1m worth of club support and development resources over the next two years, with the launch of the McGowan Government's Every Club program.

The program assists sporting organisations to operate efficiently and effectively through access to resources, training and networking opportunities, expanding club support to every single country and city club in the State - and follows consultation with 700 clubs, 47 State Sporting Associations and 92 local governments.

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BUNBURY TO HOST SAFE CLUBS 4 KIDS WORKSHOP

WASF is delivering a Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop in partnership with the WWC Screening Unit in Bunbury on May 21 at the City of Bunbury Administrative Building from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The aim of the workshop is 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. Registration is essential.

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GOLDFIELDS CRICKET JOB AVAILABLE

The WACA has a vacancy for a regional cricket manager in the Goldfields to be responsible for promoting the development of cricket within the region, working with clubs, junior associations and local stakeholders to grow cricket and implement innovative strategies to ensure a healthy, sustainable and vibrant cricket community.

Applicants require relevant experience in community sport development or program delivery accompanied with a current Community Coaching Accreditation (Level 1) or equivalent. Applications close May 14.

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WESTERN FORCE ALL SET FOR ACTION

The Western Force is back and ready for action, with the 2018 squad set to light up nib Stadium and put on a show for the Sea of Blue.

World Series Rugby arrives in Perth next Friday 4 May at nib Stadium, when the Force take on Fiji.

Pre-game entertainment gets under way at 6pm, with kick off at 6:30pm.  A special ticket offer is available for Sportsview subscribers - just use the code BETHEFORCE2018 for a 20% discount on reserved seat tickets, and be there for the launch of a bold new era in Australian Rugby.


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CONCUSSION IN SPORT CONFERENCE

Concussion and its treatment remains one of the most challenging issues in sport, and members of the sporting fraternity can learn more about it at a Concussion in Sport Conference conducted by the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association on May 3 in Leederville.

Dr Gill Cowen (FRACGP) and  Annette Greenhow, assistant professor, Faculty of Law at Bond University will present updates on the medical, legal, and regulatory perspectives of concussion in sport.

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SHORT COURSES ON SPORTS GOVERNANCE

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is offering short courses on sports governance to help directors navigate the unique governance challenges they are confronted within the sporting world.

The course provides participants with an understanding of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the boards of sporting organisations, both in terms of compliance and performance, specifically in the areas of governance, financial performance, strategy and risk.

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REGISTER NOW FOR SPORT BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
 

Sport and Recreation (WA), in partnership with JGC Group, will present a free program of three informative and interactive workshops for State Sporting Associations and Peak Industry Bodies from May to June.

The three workshops, designed for people who assist in the effective and efficient operations of their sport or recreation club, cover a different stand-alone topic.

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PERTH MARATHON AND RELAY ON JUNE 17

The Running Warehouse Perth Marathon and relay will be staged on June 17 from 7.30am at Burswood - with the start and finish lines at The Camfield.

With proceeds being donated to
 Canteen, athletes have the option of the full marathon or the relay which has been
designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 42.195km is too far.

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DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR WILLETTON

Major upgrades to the Willetton Basketball Association headquarters will double the number of courts at the facility and increase playing capacity by 60 per cent, thanks in part to a McGowan Government grant.

The Association's indoor courts will double from four to eight, capacity will increase to 5500 - and new change rooms, storage rooms, toilets, administration and social areas will complete the refurbishment.

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