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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Media Release – ASGA Launches New Website

  The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) is very pleased to launch our new website – www.asga.com.au. Executive Director of ASGA, Shannon Walker, said “ASGA has had some significant changes since the old website was created several years ago. It is past time we updated the website to reflect those changes and I’m pleased to be launching the new site today.” The new site will allow companies in the sporting and active lifestyle goods sector to join ASGA, to purchase Market Intelligence Surveys and to engage with the association through social media. Everyone in the sector is ...
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Media Release – Sporting goods sector welcomes abolition of GST threshold for overseas goods

After five years of lobbying by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) it is great to see the federal and state governments agree to abolish the Low Value Threshold on goods purchased from overseas. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “On behalf of the Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods brands and retailers we can claim success – the low value threshold will be scrapped by 1 July 2017.” “Finally, Australian retailers will be able to compete on a level playing field with overseas competitors, at least in regards to the GS...
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August 2015 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report Good news on the Low Value Threshold front recently, with the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers agreeing in principle to broaden the GST to cover overseas online purchases under $1,000. That statement, one of the outcomes of the National Leader’s Retreat organised by the Federal Government, is an important next step in reducing the Low Value Threshold and ensuring overseas retailers do not have an unfair advantage over Australian retailers. The statement in the National Leaders Retreat Communique reads: As a first step, there was agreement in principl...
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August 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: IPL brand values to drop 15 per cent New UK golf participation campaign - #ThisGirlGolfs Men spend more than women online London Olympics: Didn’t help participation but had other benefits Walking for pleasure beneficial to mental health of older people $30m increase in funding for Winter Sports in China IOC believes Olympics Online Channel to become largest in the world News from around the states IPL brand values to drop 15 per cent According to a new report – On a Sticky Wicket – from global valuation company Americ...
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Infotoo Australia

Infotoo Australia Infotoo Australia Pty Ltd are one of the world leading experts in anti-counterfeiting technology. They have recently developed a new, fully-patented anti-counterfeit technology named CertiEye.  According to recent statistics, the illicit worldwide trade in counterfeit goods was worth more than US$1 trillion in 2012 alone. Even more alarming is the fact this trade is on the increase. These statistics have dire consequences for global brand owners as they struggle to protect their brand image, reputation, quality, and perhaps most importantly, their customer loyalty. CertiEye i...
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July 2015 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report I recently had the good fortune to attend a full-day workshop in Shanghai (organised by ISPO) about the opportunities and challenges for sporting goods companies to succeed in China. While one day isn’t nearly enough time to cover the intricacies of dealing with a market of 1.3 billion people, it did provide an interesting overview and I’m delighted to share with the Australian sporting goods sector some of the things I learned over the course of the day. This is an edited extract of a more detailed report that will be provided exclusively to ASGA members. Everyo...
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Media Release – Sporting goods sector welcomes Federal and State Leaders support to charge GST for online purchases under $1000

The Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods sector today welcomed the statement from the National Leaders Retreat to agree in principle to broaden the GST to cover overseas online purchases under $1,000. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “Today’s statement from the Prime Minister and State Premiers is an important next step in reducing the Low Value Threshold and ensuring overseas retailers do not have an unfair advantage over Australian retailers.” The statement in the National Leaders Retreat Communique reads: As a first step, the...
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July 2015 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Poor fitness bigger threat to child health than obesity Surprising health benefits of weird sports NZ Rugby tackling male obesity Glasgow Commonwealth Games hasn’t helped sports participation levels Good and bad of wearable fitness devices Less red meat and more active transport better for health and environment German Government recognises sport as partner in preventative health The Class of 2035 – how will children engage with sport in 20 years? News from around the states Poor fitness bigger threat to child health ...
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Media Release – ASGA welcomes basketball goal system brand Goalrilla as new member

The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) is pleased to welcome basketball goal brandGoalrilla as a new member. Goalrilla, the leader in residential in-ground basketball goals in the United States, launched in Australia in late 2014 and is already supplying schools, local governments and families with steel and glass goal systems. Executive Director of ASGA, Shannon Walker, said “ASGA is very pleased another sports equipment company has seen the benefits of joining their industry association. Goalrilla has been a leading innovator of basketball goal systems and providing con...
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