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Issue 25 - July 6, 2018
AIM TO CHANGE

The State Government is recommending that clubs and associations aim to have the proposed changes to the Association Rules ready to be voted on at their next AGM to ensure  they meet the deadline. 

The deadline for incorporated associations and clubs in Western Australia to update their rules is June 30, 2019. The rules (commonly referred to as the constitution) need to comply with the requirements of the new law. 

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DOCKERS LOOK TO FILL NEW POSITION

The Fremantle Dockers are advertising for  somebody to take up a newly created role managing the operations of the AFLW and Next Generation Academy, areas within the Football Operations team.

The successful applicant will have management experience with previous success in a high performance environment with good knowledge of the modern AFL game both AFL and AFLW.
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THREE JOBS ON OFFER AT THE WACA
 

The WACA has a number of vacancies, including a coach and talent specialist in the High Performance department in a fixed term contract until June 30, 2020 (with the possibility of extension). The successful applicant will be responsible for the alignment, promotion, implementation and delivery of the male player and coach pathway across the north metropolitan region.

 

Additional roles exist within the Commercial, Marketing and Communication Department – a digital communications specialist who responsible for the WACA and Perth Scorchers websites and social media platforms, and a communications officer to act as the media liaison for the WACA’s elite teams while also overseeing the WACA’s internal and membership communications.

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NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION FEATURES FREE EXPO
 

The National Sports Convention, in Melbourne from July 16-18 and recognised as Australasia’s largest community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event, will also feature a Sport and Recreation Expo.

Free to attend, the Expo will host an impressive list of over 60 exhibitors including indoor facilities, sports equipment, sports technology, sports surfaces and more.

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COURSE TACKLES GOVERNANCE ISSUES
 

A Governance for Sport and Recreation Boards course will be held across four nights, starting on July 17 and wrapping up on August 7.


Designed to give new directors an understanding of governance principles that align with best practice in the sector, the free courses will be held from 6pm to 9pm at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries headquarters  in Vincent Street.

FIH PRO LEAGUE HEADS TO PERTH

Perth has been confirmed as the fourth and final venue to host the inaugural FIH Pro League after Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney were already locked in by Hockey Australia as venues for the elite men’s and women’s competition.

Hockey Australia chief executive Matt Favier  announced that Australia will play Great Britain in both genders at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Saturday, February 16.

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VENUESWEST NAMES BRAND AMBASSADORS

Four of the State's high performing athletes have been selected for the second year of the VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program. Each Ambassador has competed, or is striving to compete, at the highest levels for Australia.

They are each based at one of VenuesWest's 13 sport and entertainment venues and will receive $5000 to assist with their training and competition expenses.

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MINISTER HOOKED ON VOLUNTEERS WORK

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly has praised volunteers of the Esperance Fishing Club who rolled up their sleeves to help pour concrete to construct 128 modules for the new Esperance Artificial Reef.

 Ready for an expected deployment in August and September this year, the network of reef modules, with their varying shapes and sizes, will create more than 11,400 square metres of fish habitat. This is an undersea area equivalent to five Olympic-sized swimming pools or twice the size of the Ports Football Oval in Esperance.


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WA TENNIS CLUBS GET AUSTRALIAN OPEN GRANTS FUNDING

Breakpoint Tennis in Applecross (entry level tennis for all abilities) and Kardinya Tennis Club (adult beginner skills and cardio) are two of 16 of the most inclusive  tennis deliverers from around Australia to share in more than $60,000 funding as part of the Australian Open Community Grants program which invests funds back into diverse and inclusive tennis communities around Australia.

Applications for the fourth round of AO Community Grants opened in March when all affiliated tennis clubs, coaches and not-for-profit organisations were invited to apply for funding of up to $5000 to help run tennis programs that promote inclusion and diversity with a goal to improve the health and wellbeing of participants
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