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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...

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...

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...

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...

ASGA September 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report Sadly, Andrew Kidd from 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...

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 ...

ASGA Newsletter – August 2012

Executive Director’s Report The last month has been a busy one for ASGA, settling into the new office, taking part in the Government’s Retail Council of Australia and organising our Office Warming Party and Networking Event (see below). I’ll go into some detail around these issues later in the Newsletter, but something that’s been getting significant media attention over the past few weeks is the level of success of our Olympic athletes in London. I think everyone agrees that just making it to the Olympics is a major achievement and one that should be celebrated. Getting a silver me...

August 2012 ASGA Update

Welcome Welcome to the first of the new-look ASGA Updates, a monthly e-newsletter that will keep you up-to-date with news and ideas affecting the sporting goods sector from Australia and around the world. The Update complements the ASGA Newsletter, which also comes out monthly and is more geared to communicating ASGA-specific information and news. You can expect the Update in the first week of the month and the Newsletter in the middle of the month. The purpose of the Update is to keep you informed about interesting news and issues from and about our industry – if you have news or you find an ...

July 2012 Newsletter

Executive Director’s Report        The new financial year is upon us, so now is a great time to update you on what’s been happening with the Australian Sporting Goods Association and what some of our plans are for the future. There have been a lot of changes and we have some exciting plans. Firstly, as most of you would be aware, Brad Kitschke resigned as Executive Director in April. On behalf of the Association I’d like to congratulate Brad and thank him for the great work he put in as Executive Director. I replaced Brad effectively at the end of May and since that time have been ...