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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June 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report Women make a sharp distinction between function and style when purchasing active wear, according to results from focus groups as part of our Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends in Female Consumer Behaviour research project. In a pointed warning to active wear brands and retailers, the research found women will pay more for functional active wear that provides comfort, is breathable and hides sweat but will pay less for style-based active wear that looks good and is assumed to have only basic functionality. As one focus group participant sai...
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June 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Online retail expert Paul Greenberg to speak at ASGA Conference Growing calls in USA for more sports participation Local parks underutilised in USA London schools to track kids’ fitness Experts rank US’s ‘Fittest Cities’ Towards an Active Nation - New UK Sport Strategy Exercise may cut risk of 13 cancers Robots helping NFL team to lessen concussion risk       ASGA welcomes online retail expert Paul Greenberg to our annual Conference We are very pleased and excited to welcome Paul Greenberg to the...
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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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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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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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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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February 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report In an unprecedented partnership between the sporting goods industry and the University research sector, the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) has partnered with AMSI Intern to access high-end quantitative and analytical expertise to benefit our members. To launch this new partnership AMSI Intern has placed a 2015 price-hold on all internships signed by ASGA members before 31 March 2016. A not-for-profit program based at the University of Melbourne, AMSI Intern is the only national intern program to match sports brands and retailers ...
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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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