It’s not often community club members get free access to a high-powered national conversation on the future of sport.
That's exactly what awaits a couple of lucky Clubbies winners who will get to rub shoulders with sports industry leaders later this year at the 2020 National Sports Convention (NSC).
Tackling the theme Shaping the Future - Connecting Physical Activity and Community Sport the NSC will take place from 13-15 July at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
It’s Australia and New Zealand's largest gathering of leaders, policy makers and providers in the physical activity, play, fitness, recreation, government, health, education and community sports sectors.
And this year delegates – expected to hit around 1500 - will have even greater opportunity to pick through the collective wisdom on offer.
Global practices, policy and strategy guidance together with case studies from across the Asia-Pacific will provide participants with the tools to take back and transform their community clubs. While the convention’s own answer to speed-dating will provide one-on-one time with key presenters.
Convention founder Martin Sheppard said the event will address the apparent disconnect between “physical activity and traditional sports clubs”. Getting people active in more places more often is just part of the challenge.
“We need to explore how we can encourage people to participate more frequently in play and recreation and then identify how to best provide opportunities to participate in community sport,” Sheppard said.