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Our Communities Future – Children and Reconnecting

by National Sports Convention | August 6, 2020 | News

With the challenges of COVID-19 forcing us to re-evaluate the priorities of provision, a great opportunity will be to plan for our next generation of participants, we need to listen and understand what children really want and what their options are. The National Sports Convention has partnered with key collaborators to explore the options for children, including:
 
The Importance of a Play Agenda (over 3 cities) 
The Importance of Children being Active and Options from Play to Recreation
Robyn Monro Miller, President, International Play Association
The Importance of Young People Connecting via Community Recreation
Melinda Crole, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA Australia
The Importance of Physical Literacy to Australia
Prof. John Cairney, Head of School, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland
Activating a Physical Literacy Approach for Children in Australia
Pierre Comis, Board Director, Bluearth Foundation
Evaluating the Impact of NSW Government Active Kids Program: What have we learnt so far?
Dr Lindsey Reece, Senior Research Fellow and Academic Director, SPRINTER Partnership, University of Sydney
Active Streets Resolving the Problem for Inadequate Space to Play and Recreate for our Children
Barb Champion, Executive Director, Play Australia

Panel members will include James Ceely (Sport Australia), Robin O’Neill (Gymnastics Victoria), Annie Flamsteed (iNSPIRE Sport Online) plus a young person (courtesy of YMCA Australia) to share their view on what children really want.

The impact of these discussions should encourage physical literacy, play, recreation and sport providers to collaborate with planners and policy members to create environments that can really connect with our children and provide them with opportunities.

Each NSC Forum has limited tickets to attend in person, with options available to participate virtually online if not able to attend personally.

With online e-delegate tickets from only $99 +GST, it is expected that demand will be high for delegates in each city to attend, and the first two weeks of registrations are demonstrating that.

The full program is now available to download and be sure to follow the NSC Forums on Facebook, and LinkedIn for all the latest news and updates.

If you believe that this NSC Forum is of interest to your colleagues, please pass onto them whom may be interested in attending.

Don’t forget to put the NSC Forums in your calendar.

~ The National Sports Convention Team