Helping sporting goods businesses achieve their goals

The Australian Sporting Goods Association is dedicated to helping businesses in the sporting and active lifestyle sector achieve their goals. The ASGA Board has developed a list of areas we believe are important to all businesses in the sporting and active lifestyle sector. We’d like your feedback on which of these seven areas are most important to your business. If you run a business involved in the sporting and active lifestyle goods sector we'd love to hear from you. Please take a minute or two to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBB7BSY Once we've collated everyon...
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March 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report A well-respected group of active wear retail and marketing experts have predicted a strong future for female active wear, in the latest stage of ASGA’s Active Wear: Forecasting future trends in female consumer behavior research project. Australian active wear businesses are very fortunate. Through this research, they have the rare opportunity to take advantage of the distilled wisdom and insights from some of Australia’s best active wear marketers and retailers. The experts, from companies including Nike, adidas, Stylerunner, Under Armour and ...
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Industry experts predict future of female active wear

A well-respected group of active wear retail and marketing experts have predicted a strong future for female active wear, in the latest stage of ASGA’s Active Wear: Forecasting future trends in female consumer behaviour research project. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “Australian active wear businesses are very fortunate. Through this research, they have the rare opportunity to take advantage of the distilled wisdom and insights from some of Australia’s best active wear marketers and retailers.” The experts, from companies including Nike...
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March 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Why sport is so important for education Physical activity can lower depression rates Popular sports shouldn’t get all the attention UK Rugby Players' Association tackles mental health issues Is ‘inspiration’ hindering participation? Fitness trackers and apps causing harm? How to grow old like an athlete Getting more women into golf Strength training key to helping obese teens       Why sport is so important for education According to a recent article on the European Commission’s website, sport a...
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February 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report Last month I welcomed the appointment of the new Minister for Sport and Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP. We’re pleased Minister Hunt has been appointed as the Minister for Health and Sport. By continuing to link health and sport, the Government is showing a very real understanding of how sport and physical activity can have an enormous influence on health outcomes for Australians. However, I’d also suggest that, with the Health portfolio such a massive job, appointing a junior sport minister to assist Mr Hunt would be a great idea. As noted in ...
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Scrapping LVT moves one step closer

Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods brands and retailers are very pleased to see that today Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 into Parliament. This Bill will scrap the Low Value Threshold. Overseas online retailers will now have to register for GST with the Australian Tax Office, charge Australian consumers GST at the point-of-purchase, and remit the GST back to the ATO – the same way every Aussie retailer does. From 1 July 2017, when the new laws will come into effect, overseas competitors will no longer have an unfair...
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February 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Paying employees to exercise at work Running helps kids perform better in school Australian sport has more than 51 million social media followers Taiwanese start-up creates first ‘smart’ baseball Sport specialisation leads to more injuries New English stats show levels of physical activity Moving equals happiness Olympic success has encouraged more girls into sport       Paying employees to exercise at work The CEO of IT firm Hootsuite has written an engaging article about the importance of compa...
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Sporting goods sector welcomes Minister Hunt as new Sport Minister

The Australian sporting goods sector today congratulated the Hon. Greg Hunt on his appointment as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “We’re pleased Minister Hunt has been appointed as the Minister for Health and Sport. By continuing to link health and sport, the Government is showing a very real understanding of how sport and physical activity can have an enormous influence on health outcomes for Australians.” As noted in ASGA’s recent 2017-18 pre-Budget submission, Australia, like much of the rest...
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December 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report On behalf of the Board I’d like to wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all ASGA members and Newsletter subscribers. The past year has been an extremely busy one for ASGA, with a number of resignations and new appointments at the Board level, several new members and major work on our women’s active wear research project: Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends in Female Consumer Behaviour. We also started work on a new strategic plan to guide the future direction of ASGA and will be continuing that work into 2017. I’d like to thank A...
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ASGA welcomes release of first set of AusPlay sports participation data

The Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods industry welcomes the launch of the first set of results from AusPlay, the new sport and recreation participation survey by the Australian Sports Commission. Released today by the Minister for Sport, AusPlay is the official Government research that not only tracks Australian sport participation behaviours but also informs investment, policy and sport delivery. Executive director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), Shannon Walker, said “ASGA has been calling for a national sports participation survey since the old ERASS surve...
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