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Netball ACT

March 2nd, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation: Netball ACT How long has your organisation been in Canberra? Netball ACT is the governing body for netball in the ACT and was established in 1980. What age groups do your organisation work with? We have programs available all around Canberra for boys and girls aged from 5 years. Each of our districts […]

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Orienteering ACT

January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation: Orienteering ACT How long have we been in Canberra: Since 1971 What age groups do we work with: Orienteering ACT runs regular events that are open to people of all ages, from toddlers to 90 year olds. We also organise training and teaching sessions for schools, scout groups and any other group […]

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Jack Newton Junior Golf

January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation: Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) How long has your organisation been in Canberra? JNJG was founded in 1986 and has operated in ACT and NSW for that time.  In 2012 JNJG employed a Territory Manager in the ACT Monaro region for the purpose of developing and promoting junior golf. What age groups do […]

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Cricket ACT

January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation: Cricket ACT   How long has your organisation been in Canberra? 90 Years   What age groups do your organisation work with? 5 years old and beyond, even younger if they play at home with their family   What is your most popular event or clinic? MILO in2CRICKET has been around for […]

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Royal Life Saving ACT

January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation Royal Life Saving ACT   How long has your organisation been in Canberra? Royal Life Saving ACT was incorporated as an Association in 1987 but we had RLSSA programs running in ACT pools well before that date including Bronze Medallion!   What age groups do your organisation work with? All ages with […]

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Jump Rope For Heart

January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

Name of Organisation: Heart Foundation, Jump Rope for Heart How long has your organisation been in Canberra? Since 1983. What age groups do your organisation work with? The Jump Rope for Heart Program is tailored to run in primary schools. Ages 5-12 generally. What is your most popular event or clinic? Jump Rope for Heart […]

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Floorball ACT

June 10th, 2016 | Category: Community Profiles

Floorball is a fun, safe and fast-paced indoor sport, originally developed in Sweden. It is growing at a rapid pace internationally, and has recently received Olympic recognition. Games are played on an indoor rink with ice hockey-style goals. Teams consist of five field players carrying lightweight plastic/carbon-fiber sticks, and a goalkeeper wearing a helmet and […]

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Let’s Ride brings bikes into nation’s classrooms

May 30th, 2016 | Category: General

Let’s Ride, Cycling Australia’s junior riding program, will now be aligned with the national Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum following the launch of their ‘Ride for Life’ curriculum resources. Developed in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission and one of Australia’s leading education consultants, Janice Atkin, the resources have been designed to involve schools […]

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World Record Achieved on World Orienteering Day

May 19th, 2016 | Category: General

Majura Orienteering Gala Day – 11th May, 2016 Congratulations Majura We did it.  We are all now part of a new World Record. On 11 May over 210 000 young people–500 or so from Majura–(and a few older people!) from 79 countries participated in the World Orienteering Day orienteering event…(World Orienteering Day 2016) Interesting Facts: […]

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Contact sports in schools: How to balance duty of care obligations

April 22nd, 2016 | Category: Professional Development, Research Bites

Sport in Australian schools is a vital part of the school environment and curriculum, as well as being an important way of promoting active and healthy lifestyles. Contact sports such as rugby can play a large role in schools, particularly in older non-government schools where there has been a long tradition of the sport. Surveys […]

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