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Issue 13 - April 13, 2018
FORUMS FOCUS ON INCLUSION

Inclusion Solutions will launch the first of four Social Inclusion forums to promote the development of inclusive communities across WA, with the first forum's aim to support communities to provide inclusive opportunities within sport and recreation. It will be held on May 9 at the Bendat Community Centre in Dodd Street Wembley.

The forums will include presentations from industry professionals, including WASF CEO Rob Thompson, who are passionate about social inclusion, as well as presentations from community representatives from around the State. To learn more about the forums and to buy tickets 
CLICK HERE.
 
AFL SPORTSREADY SALUTES GRADUATES

Group training organisation AFL Sportsready recently held its graduation night to celebrate the achievements of the 2017 completing trainees who were presented with sport and recreation or business qualifications.

In completing their qualifications, trainees held various roles in physical education, administration and marketing  while hosted by employers such as secondary schools, State Sporting Associations, universities and local governments.

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ONLINE SURVEY TO SHAPE BUSHWALKING STRATEGY

Bushwalking WA is calling on bushwalkers, trail runners and hikers to complete a 10-minute online survey to provide valuable community input to help shape future strategy.

Responses will help develop the official Bushwalking and Trail Running Strategy for Western Australia, being steered primarily by Sport and Recreation and Parks and Wildlife Service.
To complete the survey, bushwalkers should follow click here
while trail runners should follow this link.
 
UWA SPORT OFFERS TWO POSITIONS

UWA Sport has a vacancy for a graduate officer (aquatics), employed on a 12-month fixed term contract (18.75 hours a week) to provide direct support to the aquatics operations of UWA Sport, in particular direct customer service and swimmer support.

And there is also a position available for a strength and conditioning coach to be responsible for ensuring the physical preparedness of athletes across various age groups utilising the principles of long-term athletic development. 

 
THE AUSSIES RULE THE WAVES AT SCARBOROUGH

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, an annual event known as The Aussies, is being staged at Scarborough Beach and will run until April 22 with more than 5000 athletes from Australia's 311 surf clubs taking centre stage in 450 ocean and beach races.

SLSA has outlined its competition safety strategy which includes inflatable rescue boat crews and jet skis to patrol races, close coordination with emergency services groups, and the adoption of technology by event organisers to monitor, review and assess surf conditions.
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RECOGNITION FOR COMMUNITY LIFE SAVING TRAINERS

The Royal Life Saving WA team has celebrated the exceptional work of community trainers at a recent Honours Awards breakfast held at Joondalup Resort.

Between January and December 2017 RLSWA community trainers delivered 12,171 courses across WA, teaching more than 30,000 West Australians vital first aid and lifesaving to help promote the organisation’s motto ‘Everyone Can Be a Lifesaver’.

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WORLD'S SURF FOCUS ON MARGARET RIVER

Margaret River will the hub of surfing action for the next 10 days as people from around the State, Australia and some from around the world gather to compete  in and watch the Margaret River Pro which runs through to April 22.


Competing surfers will include John John Florence, Filipe Toledo, Gabriel Medina, Joel Parkinson, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and WA's newly named World Surf League rookie of the year Bronte Macaulay.
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TENNIS AUSTRALIA MAKES KEY APPOINTMENT

Senior sports administrator Matt Dwyer is set to bring together the Tennis Australia Participation and Performance teams in the new role of Chief Tennis Officer.

Dwyer’s extensive professional experience encompasses sport, where he’s worked at all levels connecting participation, community sport and high performance in cricket in Australia and the UK, along with a variety of sales and marketing management roles in the highly competitive consumer goods sector.

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