State of the sport industry workforce in WA

SportWest has released the WA Sport Industry Remuneration & Benefits Report providing important insights that will influence how the industry can best attract and retain employees in the future. Some key insights include: * The WA sports industry employs more women (53.71%) than men (46.21%) in comparison women represent 47.9% of all employed people in Australia. * Women are underrepresented in Senior Management Roles (41%). In comparison the national average of key management positions held…

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How Australians’ participation
in sport and physical activity
is adapting to COVID-normal

Sport Australia has today released their latest Ausplay report which starts to build a picture of Australians’ participation in sport and physical activity as we adapt to COVID-normal. Well worth a read for anyone involved in the sector but looking across the period 2019-2021, there are a range of interesting findings:– The average number of activities per person aged 15+ has increased from 2.01 to 2.40 indicating that Australians are embracing a greater mix of activities–…

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Sports, not screens are the key to happier, healthier children

New research from the University of South Australia further reinforces that children involved in extra curricular activities are more likely to feel happier and healthier than kids who are glued to a screen. The study also highlights differences between children from low and high socio-economic backgrounds. Students in lower socio-economic backgrounds who frequently played sport were 15 per cent more likely to be optimistic, 14 per cent more likely to be happy and satisfied with…

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Why is sport underfunded in helping to address community health and wellbeing?

Sport, and particularly community sport is widely recognised as providing a broad range of benefits at both an individual level and broader community level. There is strong evidence that sport delivers a range of benefits to the community including physical and mental health and wellbeing, economic, community, education and social benefits. Nationally, sport provides an estimated $83 billion in combined economic, health and educational benefits each year, with a return on investment of $7 to…

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2021 was the biggest year yet for PDP

As 2021 comes to a close it is an opportune time to reflect on what has been the biggest year yet for Purpose Driven Performance and to thank everyone I worked with over the past 12 months. Governance and strategy continue to be two of the biggest challenges facing sporting organisations and I had the opportunity to work with a number of new clients over the past year, providing support from in-depth governance reviews, strategic plan development…

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Launch of a New Framework for Cycling in Western Australia

PDP was engaged by WestCycle to undertake the development of a new strategic framework for the development of all aspects of cycling in Western Australia. The framework was launched on Monday evening which was the culmination of close to 12 months working developing the strategy following extensive consultation with a range of government stakeholders and the community. Our Bike Path provides a framework and eight strategic priorities, setting out a vision for bike riding to…

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