Sports Without Borders Conference 2013
INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY SPORT: Learn How, Now!
The essential conference for every grassroots sporting group, sports administrator, and community leader in local communities and local government
Moonee Valley Racing Club
Friday, 3 May 2012
- In the digital age, how do you recruit and retain you volunteers?
- In a spectator-led age, how do you develop systems to engage members?
- What has to change before under-represented groups - women, people with disabilities, people from culturall and linguistically diverse communities, gay and lesbian people and indigenous Australians - see your club as relevant to their lives?
- What partnerships are becoming possible with emerging stakeholders?
- Marketing: not just a good idea, it's the game.
- Learn from the professionals how to innovate - it'll push you ahead of the pack.
Why should I attend?
The 2013 Sports Without Borders Conference brings together the complete picture - sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, government funders, government and local government workers, peak bodies, sports administrator and sports media.
If you're from any of these groups, this conference is about you.
Learn the facts, hear the stories, and find out about best practice sports solutions. Your club, and your community, depend on it.
THE HON. HUGH DELAHUNTY MP (TBC)
Hugh Delahunty is the Victorian Minister for Sport
and Recreation and Minister for Veterans Affairs.
He played senior football with Essendon, later
achieving success as a player and coach in regional
Victorian leagues. He was Councillor and Mayor
for the former Horsham City Council, Chairman of
Commissioners of Mildura Rural City, and Mayor
and Councillor of the Horsham Rural City Council.
Since 2002 he has been the MP for Lowan.
James is co-founder (with his son Tom) and Chair of
Sports Without Borders, a not-for-profit organisation
that provides support for young people from
migrant and refugee backgrounds who are involved
or want to get involved in sport. A highly experienced
senior executive and educator/academic,
James has worked extensively in the corporate,
educational and not-for-profit sectors. He was a
former senior player (1975-1976) and Director
(1996-1997) of the Essendon Football Club.
Steve is a retired Australian professional soccer
player. A graduate of the Australian Institute of
Sport, Steve began his career with Melbourne
Croatia. He later played with Sunshine George
Cross, North Geelong Warriors, the Melbourne
Knights (for whom he won the Joe Marston Medal),
Hajduk Split, Crystal Palace and Carlton. He was
a regular member of the Australian national side,
making 32 appearances between 1994 and 2002.
Steve retired in 2003 at the age of 32.
Paul is a former state league footballer and is currently
a senior television journalist, with 15 years'
news reporting experience. He is the national
sports presenter on ABC News Breakfast and
presents sports news on ABC News 24, along with
being host of ABC Contact Sport. Paul has covered
some of the biggest stories in Australia for networks
Ten, Nine and the ABC, with his work in the
area of drugs in sport among his career highlights.
THE HON. KRISTINA KENEALLY
Former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally is the Chief
Executive Officer of Basketball Australia, the governing
and controlling body that covers all Australian
basketball's professional leagues, national teams
and national championships. The daughter of an
Australian-born mother and American father, Kristina
grew up in the United States playing basketball
and soccer. She moved to Australia in 1994, and
was elected the Member for Heffron in the NSW
Parliament, a position she served until 2011.
Francis is a broadcaster with a unique history, having
started at national youth radio network Triple J
before moving into sports broadcasting. Currently
the presenter of ABC Grandstand Breakfast on the
national broadcaster's digital radio sports station,
Francis is also part of Grandstand's live sports commentary
team, calling AFL and A League games,
as well as Socceroos matches. For five years, he
co-hosted the popular Run Home drive program on
Melbourne sports talk station 1116 SEN.
SENATOR THE HON. KATE LUNDY
Senator Kate Lundy is the Federal Minister for Sport
and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting for
Industry Innovation. She has previously served as
both Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and
Multicultural Affairs. Prior to the 2010 election,
Senator Lundy was Chair of the Joint Standing
Committee for the National Capital and External
Territories, a long-standing member of the Senate
Environment, Communications and the Arts
Committee, and sat on the Advisory Council of the
National Archive of Australia.
Rita Panahi is an uncompromising social
commentator who is prepared to tell it like it is.
She can be heard on SEN 1116 where she co-hosts
the popular Casual Friday program. Rita has also
been published in the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph,
Courier Mail and MX.
Patrick has more than 10 years' experience in
community sport engagement and is the Director
of Sport and Media for Red Elephant Projects, a
specialist consultancy involved in fan development,
participation, talent, media, marketing, education,
technology and programs for Indigenous and
multicultural communities. Patrick's areas of
expertise include research, strategy, program
design and building, media, community
engagement, evaluation, mentoring and program
sustainability. He has worked with most of the
major sports codes in Australia, as well as in the IT
Ron is an internationally renowned didgeridoo
soloist, having performed around Australia and
internationally. A Wamba Wamba man (around the
Swan Hill area), Ron grew up near Balranald, NSW,
surrounded by Indigenous sacred country and sites.
These days he is a cultural educator, storyteller,
wood sculptor and didgeridoo maker who regularly
gives presentations on Indigenous issues in the
areas of employment, history, the environment,
justice and cultural heritage.
BRETT DE HOEDT
Brett is a media trainer, facilitator and the
founder and self-proclaimed Mayor of Hootville
Communications, a PR agency that serves notfor-
profit clients. Before starting Hootville, Brett
worked as a print journalist, talk radio host and
publicist with media organisations including Truth,
New Idea, Channel 7, ABC TV and radio, and radio
3AK. Brett is a true believer in community causes,
community organisations, and the people who
choose to support them.
Steve is one of Australia's most compelling speakers
on the future and innovation. A practising futurist,
Steve has a Masters in Strategic Foresight from
Swinburne University, and has completed the
Oxford Scenarios Programme at Oxford University.
Steve is an international speaker, who provides
insights on the drivers of future change, and
Australia's evolving values and emerging trends,
analysing how these changes are re-shaping every
aspect of our lifestyles.
Josh is the Head of Community Participation at
the Australian Football League (AFL), where he is
responsible for growing participation at all levels of
the game, as well as ensuring quality environments
and clear pathways. Josh has more than 10 years
of industry experience, having begun as a regional
manager in South Australia before managing state
and national Auskick portfolios, eventually taking
on the broader management role in 2010.
Richard held senior roles with Coca-Cola Amatil
and the Smith's Snackfood Company before being
lured to the US to implement anti-doping and
anti-corruption programs for men's professional
tennis. A former professional tennis umpire, in
2005 Richard moved back to Australia to take up
the position of CEO of the Australian Sports Drug
Agency, before being appointed the inaugural CEO
and Chair of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Drug
Authority. He is currently Managing Director of
Web Technology Company ReadSpeaker Pty Ltd.
Conference: $298 (GST inclusive)
Please consult the downloadable PDF program for full details.
Details are correct at time of publication, however due to unforeseen circumstances, it is possible that the program will change. Any changes will be advised via email - please ensure you provide a correct email address during registration.
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