Sport Australia to help sporting organisations adapt

Monday 03 August, 2020

Sport Australia is launching a new initiative to help educate a number of sporting boards and directors across the country after a number of organisations faced major challenges as a result of COVID-19.

Through six interactive webinars between 3-12 August, the Sport Governance Principles will aim to educate organisations with advice and solutions in order to improve the way their sport is governed. 

With COVID-19 halting sports around the world, Sport Australia Acting CEO Rob Dalton was hopeful many sporting bodies would come together and utilise the initiative to get through these difficult times unscathed. 

“This is an incredibly tough time for sport, but this project is a fantastic example of sport working together to be better,” Dalton said.  

“This work will not only help guide sport through this demanding period, it will be influential in creating a strong sporting industry as we emerge from COVID-19.  

“These Principles challenge sporting leaders to seek continuous improvement for their sports in areas such as values, behaviours, vision, diversity, integrity and cohesion. The best sporting organisations harness the collective capability within their sport and drive progress. 

Over the next week and half, the Sport Governance Principles will take place online for individual states with Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca attending the Victorian webinar.

“Initiatives like this are quite important for not just national bodies like Motorsport Australia, but for local organisations too, as this pandemic has affected all levels of the sport,” Arocca said.

“I’m looking forward to attending the Victorian webinar to work with and learn from others.” 

Each webinar will feature expert panels, which will change from state to state and will have a live Question and Answer session too.

Sport Australia will also launch a series of podcasts later this month with special guests to discuss their personal experiences in dealing with the webinars and how they can use it to improve their sport.  

The first Sport Governance Principles webinar begins on Monday 3 August in New South Wales and ends on 12 August with South Australia. 


NSW - 3 August 
Victoria - 4 August 
Queensland - 5 August 
Western Australia - 6 August 
Tasmania - 6 August
South Australia - 12 August

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