February 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: The Future of Sport: a futurist’s predictions for the next 25 years of sport The future of retail is going green Chinese football pays big money for players The AIS Sport Performance Awards Athlete IQ’s sports wearables survey Comm Games and ICSS Europe sign agreement to safeguard sport Extreme sports science takes big steps during Winter X Games Big growth in Bushwalking / Hiking as exercise activity       Looking forward – the next 25 years of sport The Future of Sports is a new report predicti...
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ASGA supports the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge

    Funding for New Ideas - submit your innovative idea to the Challenge by 3pm 19 February 2016. The Australian Sporting Goods Association is pleased to support the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge. We encourage sporting and active lifestyle goods companies to work with sports organisations to come up with clever ideas to get more Victorians physically active. We join with VicHealth to challenge you to take community sport and active recreation in a new direction. Challenge: Less than a third of Australians get enough physical activity every day. While many o...
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December 2015 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all ASGA members and Newsletter subscribers! I’d like to thank the ASGA Board, our bookkeeper Jenny and all the members for their support over the past 12 months. The sporting and active lifestyle goods industry can be very pleased with the announcement the Low Value Threshold will be scrapped in July 2017 and replaced with an International Vendor Registration model for overseas retailers to collect GST and remit it to the Australian Tax Office. The LVT fight is one we have been having since before I becam...
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December 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: One company to engage 12 million sports participants in China Australians more educated than ever before Omnivore fans enjoying all kinds of football New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion Strong influence of catalogues on shopper behaviour “No place” for genetic testing to spot young sporting talent or boost performance Researchers call for gymnastics to be included in school curriculum        Plan for 12 million sports participants in China An article in the China Daily talks abo...
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November 2015 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report You are invited to network with the leaders of the sporting and active lifestyle goods industry from 3pm – 5pm on Monday 23 November 2015 at ASGA’s Networking Event and Annual General Meeting, which is being held in conjunction with the Ultimate Sport Expo at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. To have your name put on the Gate to receive your VIP pass please contact ASGA Executive Director Shannon Walker on 03 9320 2655 or shannon@asga.com.au. Morris Miselowski, world-renowned futurist who has been hailed by global industry leaders as “the secre...
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November 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Lifting the veil of ignorance on physical activity An analysis of the size and influence of European football teams A new UK initiative using sport to combat climate change The growth of the wearables market New Zealand’s moves to combat obesity in kids How much the sports industry is worth in the US Streaming sports using new media       Lifting the veil of ignorance on physical activity Physical inactivity is a ‘real life threat’ to the health of the general population and physical activity ...
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October 2015 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report Morris Miselowski, world-renowned futurist who has been hailed by global industry leaders as “the secret weapon to future‐proofing your business”, will be the keynote speaker at ASGA’s Networking Event and Annual General Meeting on Monday 23 November in Melbourne. You are invited to network with the leaders of the sporting goods and active lifestyle industry from 3pm – 5pm on Monday 23 November 2015 at the Ultimate Sport Expo at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. Morris will be speaking about the future of sport and retail and how technological advances are cha...
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October 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: • The damaging discrepancy between elite and grassroots sport funding in the UK • Millennials in Asia Pacific to spend big on luxury items • From nails to sailing boats – logistics at Rio2016 • ‘Guilting’ teens into physical activity doesn’t work • Sport included in United Nation’s development goals • Sport wearables set to hit $US14.9 billion globally by 2021 • Commonwealth Games had little impact on Scottish sports participation • City of Sydney installing fitness equipment in city’s parks   The damaging discrepa...
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September 2015 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report The Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods sector congratulates Malcolm Turnbull on being elected as leader of the Liberal Party and appointed as our new Prime Minister. We also congratulate Deputy Leader Julie Bishop on her re-election. At this time we don't yet know who will be appointed to the Ministry, or to which position, but I look forward to meeting with the new ministers and their teams in the coming weeks. The sporting and active lifestyle goods sector has been impressed with the work Sussan Ley has done as the Minister for Sport and we approve...
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September 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you'll find articles about: • A UK guide to helping women and girls get active • Ensuring our kids have the right skills for jobs that don’t exist yet • New hyper-colour helmets could track concussions • Barriers and motivators for young men to exercise and eat healthy • The rise of sports betting • Shorts bursts of exercise could help sedentary kids • 3D printing improving equipment used by athletes with disabilities • How eSports are growing at a rapid rate   A UK guide to helping more women and girls play sport Sport England has introduce...
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