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The Future of Community Sport Post-COVID

by National Sports Convention | September 03, 2020 | News

The expected impact of COVID-19 in community sport has been identified by the Australian Sports Foundation as up to 16,000 local sports clubs are at risk of closure. This year’s NSC Forums will be exploring the many initiatives that will be needed to rebuild, adapt and thrive for a sustainable future.

To be sustainable, clubs and sport organisations will be considering:

  • Reconnecting and growing participation base
  • Attracting new members, by targeting specific groups
  • Working in collaboration with organisations to grow programs, attract participants and expand market reach
  • Embracing technology to communicate easier with a wider and new audience
The Systems Approach is being Embraced Globally, what Could this look like for Sport in Australia – Andrew Larratt, General Manager Sport Business, Sport Australia
The Future of Community Sport is About Embracing Mass Participation and Does Not Have to be Part of a Pathway Program – Nicole Adamson, General Manager – Participation, Cycling Australia
The Future of Community Sport is Through Strong Collaborations and Relationships – Elia Hill, Head of Strategy, Tennis Queensland
The Role that Sport and Physical Activity Can Play for Refugee Communities – Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum, University of New South Wales
The NSO Impact: What Are the Opportunities for Less Well-resourced Sports to Recover and Grow as They Emerge from COVID-19 – Jamie Parsons, Chief Executive Officer, Badminton Australia

In addition, panel members from local government, state sports, sports tech companies, ActiveXchange and PlaySport will join this workshop.

These workshops are made possible with the support of

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