Newsletters

ASGA publishes two e-newsletters each month, the ASGA Update at the start of the month and the ASGA Newsletter in the middle of the month.

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March 2013 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find: Michelle Obama launches physical education in schools program A look at online retail by Morgan Stanley See the latest in QLD sports technology Reports about the ISPO Conference in Munich A product safety seminar by the ACCC Retail Trade Figures for January 2013 The February 2013 golf figures from the AGIC An Invitation to the Business of Sport Summit The Cash Rate remains unchanged at 3.0 per cent - RBA   Michelle Obama launches Let's Move! Active Schools Project US First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced t...
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February 2013 Newsletter

Executive Director's Report Welcome to an astonishing start to 2013, with Australian sport rocked by allegations of drug use and criminal connections. Most of you would have seen it by now, but the report by the Australian Crime Commission makes disturbing and fascinating reading. Whatever you think of these allegations, they matter to the sporting goods industry. The mere fact those allegations have been made brings the reputation of Australian sport into disrepute. It hurts elite athletes, amateur and ‘weekend’ athletes, teams, codes, fans and our international standing. Of cou...
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December 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all ASGA members and Newsletter subscribers! 2012 has been a busy and exciting year for ASGA, with a major event for industry leaders in March, the resignation of both Brad Kitschke as Executive Director and Nikki Wynd as the Executive Assistant not long afterwards and my appointment in late April. Since I’ve come on board we’ve moved offices, set up new ways of communicating with members and held our very successful annual conference and AGM. I was also appointed to represent ASGA on the Government’s Retail Council o...
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December 2012 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: The ASGA annual sporting goods and active lifestyle conference Government acknowledges the $1000 GST free limit for goods purchased overseas is too high Business Of Sport Summit Rate Cut for Christmas Australia’s Winning Edge – changes to high performance sports management Changes to unfair dismissal and other workplace legislation Exercise key to fighting childhood obesity World Federation news   The ASGA Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conference 2012 Over 50 of Australia’s senior sporting good...
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November 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report This is the final reminder of the ASGA Annual Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conference and AGM, which will be held at The Sebel Albert Park in Melbourne on Friday 30 November 2012. With the theme Encouraging Participation, the Conference has a great line-up of speakers, including the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, the Victorian Sports Minister, the Hon Hugh Delahunty, North Melbourne Football Club President and sports media personality James Brayshaw, golf industry expert Jeff Blunden and many others. Attendees include the senior manag...
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November 2012 Update

November Update In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Federal and Victorian Sports Ministers at the ASGA Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conference The AGIC National Golf Competition Rounds Report New stats show Aussie kids like soccer and swimming Designed to move Federal Government funding for National Tennis Day How different generations prefer to pay Sport in the Asian Century US footwear production rose in 2011 Australian Health Survey Federal and Victorian Sports Ministers to speak at ASGA Conference Federal Minister for Sport...
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October 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report The ASGA Annual Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conference and AGM will be held on Friday 30 November in Melbourne, with the theme Encouraging Participation. All ASGA members and anyone interested in encouraging Australians to lead a more active lifestyle are welcome. The annual conference is a great opportunity for leaders of the industry to network and set goals for the association over the coming year, with a focus on how ASGA can work with governments and other organisations to encourage participation in an active lifestyle. Keynote Speaker is James...
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ASGA October 2012 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: The ASGA Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conference and AGM ARA retail tenancies forum Synthetic fibres to get more expensive? The new chair of the Australian Sports Commission Sports language in politics A new campaign to protect consumers online by the ACCC Sporting Goods shoppers’ priorities Sports Hydrant’s Women in Sport Conference and Surf Leaders Dinner Sport in schools project by Sport NZ A link to the latest newsletter from the WFSGI ASGA Annual Sporting Goods and Active Lifestyle Conferenc...
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ASGA September 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report Sadly, Andrew Kidd from Onsport.com.au has decided to resign from the ASGA Board. As many of you know, Andrew and his business partner started Onsport as a “pure-play” Australian online sporting goods retailer. He joined the Board last year but, due to work commitments, has decided to step down from his role as an ASGA retail director. On behalf of the Board I wish Andrew every success and look forward to him remaining a member of ASGA and contributing where he can. Obviously, this leaves an opening on the Board for a retail member. While we won’t replace A...
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September 2012 ASGA Update

A quick reminder about our office warming party and networking event:   Did Australia care about the Olympics? From the reams of newsprint before, during and even after the London Olympics, you’d think Australia was consumed by the event. But the research tells a slightly different story, with an Essential Report survey from 6 August finding only 22 per cent of respondents having ‘a lot of interest’ in the event, with a further 36 per cent taking ‘some interest’. Q. How much interest are you taking in the Olympic Games being held In London? Total Men ...
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