May 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report I’m very pleased to announce that Mick Spencer from sportswear company ONTHEGO, who recently received $600,000 funding from three investors on the hit Channel 10 reality show Shark Tank, will be presenting at the ASGA Conference on Thursday 23 June 2016. Mick will be talking about how he launched his business as a 21 year old from his parent’s house in Canberra, to supplying David Jones and launching in overseas markets including China, India and Fiji. He’ll also give his thoughts into what happened on the show and how he prepared for it. His ...
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Active Wear Project Moves into Stage Three – Delphi Study

The Australian Sporting Goods Association is calling on industry experts in the design, branding, marketing and retailing of women’s active wear to sign up for the Delphi Study of the Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends in Female Consumer Behaviour research project. A Delphi Study is a type of research methodology that asks experts in a particular sector (in this case the female active wear industry) to provide their thoughts on the future of the sector. All participants will receive a free copy of the Stage Three (Delphi Study) Infographic, valued at $5,000. The commitment for participa...
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2016 ASGA Conference – 23 June in Sydney

ASGA is pleased to announce Mick Spencer from sportswear company ONTHEGO, who recently received $600,000 funding from three investors on the hit Channel 10 reality show Shark Tank, will be presenting at the ASGA Conference on Thursday 23 June 2016. Mick will be talking about how he launched his business as a 21 year old from his parent’s house in Canberra, to supplying David Jones and launching in overseas markets including China, India and Fiji. He’ll also give his thoughts into what happened on the show and how he prepared for it. His recent appearance on Shark Tank resulted in a joint $60...
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May 2018 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Insights into women’s active wear at the ASGA Conference Billions saved by sports investment More needs to be done to get women into sport Industry could do more for ‘adaptive sports’ How do clubs attract the social golfers? How do we promote more healthy activity in public parks? The neuroscience of running Gym weights and germs       Insight into Female Active Wear at the ASGA Conference ASGA is pleased to announce Professor Clare Hanlon, from Victoria University, will be presenting insights in...
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April 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report I’m pleased to announce that Sally Bateman, Finance Director of Nike Australia, and Terry Dopper, General Manager – Sport at ARL, have been appointed to the Board of the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA). The two new directors were appointed at a Board meeting on Friday 1 April 2016. Sally was appointed to the Wholesale Director position left vacant following the resignation of Adam Joyce (Amer Sport). Terry was appointed as a Retail Director following the resignation of James Ashworth, CEO of Velocity Brand Management. The Board is ...
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ASGA welcomes two new Board Directors

The sporting and active lifestyle goods industry today welcomed the announcement that Sally Bateman, Finance Director of Nike Australia, and Terry Dopper, General Manager – Sport at ARL, have been appointed to the Board of the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA). The two new directors were appointed at a Board meeting on Friday 1 April 2016. Sally was appointed to the Wholesale Director position left vacant following the resignation of Adam Joyce (Amer Sport). Terry was appointed as a Retail Director following the resignation of James Ashworth, CEO of Velocity Brand Management. The B...
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April 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Save the Date – ASGA Conference in Sydney in June 2016 Exercise improves aged muscles Exercise keeps your brain 10 years younger Virtual reality in sports Qatar under fire for World Cup construction labour practices All-out sprints may cause harm Finnish Schools recognise benefits of physical activity The dangers of prolonged sitting US female soccer player pay dispute       Save the date! ASGA Conference ASGA will be holding our annual conference as part of the National Sports Convention at Ro...
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March 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report Women’s active wear consumption grew 50 per cent ($20 million to $30 million) from 2012 to 2014 in Australia, according to a new report from the Australian Sporting Goods Association Inc. (ASGA). This astonishing figure shows how popular active wear has become with female consumers. It’s moved off the running track and into our cafes and shopping malls and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. The research is the first stage of the Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends in Female Consumer Behaviour research project being conducted by Victo...
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Victorian Sporting Goods Sector Welcomes New Ecommerce Deal with China

The Australian Sporting Goods Association has welcomed the partnership between the Victorian Government, Australia Post and Chinese company Alibaba, which will assist the State’s businesses tap into China’s multi-billion dollar eCommerce market by providing access to buyers through China’s leading online sales platform, Tmall. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “ASGA is very supportive of this partnership – it is a very positive step for Australian businesses to access the Chinese market, as outlined in our Opportunities and Challenges for Sp...
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March 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Train for life: Exercise is medicine Tomorrow’s digitally enabled workforce Golf club focus should be on membership Online retailing no deterrence for new store openings Kids not active enough in winter says UK report GE Global Innovation Barometer 2016 Addressing barriers to physical activity in Canada Trends in Australian online and mobile shopping       Train for life: Exercise is medicine A new blog post on the British Journal of Sports Medicine website explains how society needs to change it...
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