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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February 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report Last month I welcomed the appointment of the new Minister for Sport and Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP. We’re pleased Minister Hunt has been appointed as the Minister for Health and Sport. By continuing to link health and sport, the Government is showing a very real understanding of how sport and physical activity can have an enormous influence on health outcomes for Australians. However, I’d also suggest that, with the Health portfolio such a massive job, appointing a junior sport minister to assist Mr Hunt would be a great idea. As noted in ...
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February 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Paying employees to exercise at work Running helps kids perform better in school Australian sport has more than 51 million social media followers Taiwanese start-up creates first ‘smart’ baseball Sport specialisation leads to more injuries New English stats show levels of physical activity Moving equals happiness Olympic success has encouraged more girls into sport       Paying employees to exercise at work The CEO of IT firm Hootsuite has written an engaging article about the importance of compa...
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December 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report On behalf of the Board I’d like to wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all ASGA members and Newsletter subscribers. The past year has been an extremely busy one for ASGA, with a number of resignations and new appointments at the Board level, several new members and major work on our women’s active wear research project: Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends in Female Consumer Behaviour. We also started work on a new strategic plan to guide the future direction of ASGA and will be continuing that work into 2017. I’d like to thank A...
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December 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Aussie kids get ‘D minus’ for physical activity Sport England tackling inactivity Tax sugary drinks to combat obesity Mouthguards a key defence against sports injuries Sports role in peace The sports that could save your life The future of sports governance New concussion research       Aussie kids get ‘D minus’ for physical activity Australian kids are now some of the least active in the world, and have again been graded a D minus for physical activity according to the latest national report fro...
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November 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report On behalf of the Board of the Australian Sporting Goods Association you are invited to the ASGA Annual General Meeting. The AGM is a fantastic networking opportunity for the leaders of the Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods sectors. It is also your chance to hear one of Australia’s leading experts on retail and technology. Gareth Jude, the Retail Industry Executive in Telstra’s Global Industries team, is responsible for helping Telstra develop strategies for the retail industry. He is co-author of the Telstra Global report The Pers...
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ASGA November 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: The myth of sports drinks Exercise good for helping memory loss Stronger muscles lead to a stronger brain Dangers of Sport Specialisation Pokemon Go increased physical activity by 144 B steps in just 30 days Fitness more important than physical activity to combat prolonged sitting UK athletes use social media to increase sponsorship potential Recent Australian Athlete Biographies       The myth of sports drinks In an article on The Conversation, author Alberto Dolci from the University of Westmin...
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October 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report ASGA is very pleased to join the newly created Australians to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (AUSCAP), a coalition of industry groups, businesses and trademark owners working to stop the illegal trade in consumer goods. As well as ASGA’s official involvement, brands and retailers can also support this important anti-counterfeiting campaign. I encourage all ASGA members to get involved and help fight counterfeiting. A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by the European Chamber of Commerce Singapore ranks Australia at th...
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October 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: UK’s biggest ever sports participation event – I Am Team GB Fitness Trackers may not increase activity enough to improve health USA Cricket goes professional New alliance promotes female team sports Exercise hormone sheds fat, 'helps people stay slender' NFL grows in China Kid’s physical education programmes need more measurement Sports volunteers in New Zealand Sexist language in sport     UK’s biggest ever sports participation event – I Am Team GB According to an article published on the webs...
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August 2016 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report ASGA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 24 November 2016 in Melbourne. We are still working out the details, but please keep that date free for the AGM. In the meantime, I’m heading overseas for a couple of conferences – the Wearable Tech in Sport Summit and the SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit, both in the USA. I’ll also be taking a couple of weeks leave while I’m over there, which means the September Update and Newsletter will not be published. While I’m there I’ll be talking about ASGA’s Active Wear: Forecasting Future Trends i...
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August 2016 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Physical inactivity costs world $67.5 billion Six-hole Golf coming to European Tour Future of live-streaming sports Does Pokemon Go herald a new type of fitness? Even small amount of exercise can benefit young women's hearts ukactive Kids board’s plan to get children moving New sport whistleblowers website Unhealthy sport sponsorship targets kids Top fitness clubs spending $120,000 on equipment More walkable neighbourhoods are healthier       Physical inactivity costs world $67.5 billion A worl...
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