The region’s first sport and recreation conference is coming up and registrations are still open.
The free two-day event is open to all sporting clubs, volunteers, coaches, and professional recreation providers.
The South East and Tablelands Regional Sport and Recreation Conference will be held at Bay Pavilions on Friday and Saturday (14-15 October).
Eurobodalla Council’s recreation development coordinator, Tina Smith, said the conference was aimed at strengthening the sporting community.
“As winter sports finish up and summer sports ramp up, the conference is great timing to meet like-minded people and take what you’ve learned back to your club,” Ms Smith said.
Conference topics include:
-Keeping girls in sport
-How to use the media to grow your club and tell your stories
-The future of coach education
-What it takes to develop high-performance talents and teams
-Understanding and implementing child safety
-Attracting those in need to engage in physical activity.
-Each day also involves a panel discussion for attendees to share ideas and hear from industry experts.
“Speak with representatives from the NSW Office of Sport, the Australian Sports Commission, and state sporting organisations,” Ms Smith said.
“Take advantage of having so many industry experts in the one room – it’ll be a fast-paced two days, loaded with information.
“Whether you’re a volunteer or sports representative, this conference will provide opportunities for you to strengthen as a club or individually.”
Ms Smith was looking forward to Olympian Jane Flemming’s presentation and the panel discussions. She said guest speakers were there to help boost sport and recreation activity in our region. She hoped to see attendees from far and wide.
“It will be a great networking event to hear from other clubs or sporting professionals,” she said.
The event is fully catered, including dinner plus entertainment by local musician Chris McGrath.
The conference is co-hosted by Eurobodalla Council and the NSW Office of Sport, who hope to make it an annual event.
The conference is free to attend, thanks to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ Building Better Regions funds.
Bookings are essential. Grab your tickets via Eventbrite.
View the full program on Eurobodalla Council’s website.
Image: Eurobodalla Shire Council