CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2017 South Australian Sport Awards
24th November 2017, William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval
The South Australian Sport Awards Gala Event is the night of nights for the South Australian sporting community.
Each year the South Australian Sport Awards will honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in South Australia as individual or team athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers from both metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia.Held at Adelaide Oval, the home of sport in South Australia, the Awards are hosted by Channel 7 personalities Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson. These Awards can be attended by all entrants, nominees, family, friends, sporting organisations and clubs to come together and celebrate successes in and out of the sporting arena.
THE AWARDS AND HOW TO NOMINATE
There are three major sections within the South Australian Sport Awards:
Judged and Awarded by The Advertiser and Channel 7
South Australian Sport Stars of the Year Award
Team of the Year Award
Junior Sports Star of the Year Award
Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year Award
Tanya Denver Award for Endeavour and Sportsmanship
Voted on by the People of South Australia
People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year Award
Nominated by Sporting Organisations and Judged by Sport SA
Country Athlete of the Year
Major Event of the Year
Community Event of the Year
Coach of the Year
Official of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Primary School Sports Award
Secondary School Sports Award.
Nominations are now open for the Sport SA Award Categories. Make sure to nominate an athlete or member of your sporting organisation. Nominations close 23rd August 2017.
Nominations are simple and a great way to recognise athletes and officials within your sporting community who deserve recognition. The finalists in each of the Sport SA Award categories are invited to attend the South Australian Sport Awards on the 24th of November at no charge.
Information on How to Nominate can be found here.
South Australian Sport Hall of Fame and Legends
Each year at the South Australian Sport Awards gala event, we induct South Australian athletes and general members who have achieved the highest level of recognition for their outstanding achievements in sport. Nominations have now closed for 2017.
The Awards Gala Evening
The Awards Gala Evening is a black-tie event, hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson of Channel 7 in the stunning William Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks with South Australia’s sporting community from grassroots to elite before enjoying a fabulous three course meal with beverages.
You can book your seats here (online bookings available soon).
A New Brand for the South Australian Sport Awards
An exciting development for this year's event is new branding! This has been initiated as the relationship between The Advertiser, Channel 7 and Sport SA is enhanced as presenting partners and the different Award categories are brought under the one banner: "The South Australian Sport Awards". The new logo has a focus on the shape of the State, which is used in a circular array, to symbolise the inclusion of all of the sports played in South Australia. This also creates a “Star” in the centre, in acknowledgement of the history of The Advertiser Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year Award.
The South Australian Sport Awards are proudly presented by The Advertiser and Channel 7.
The South Australian Sports Museum will be the state’s most comprehensive sports cultural institution, housing significant sports collections from a diverse range of sports. We will make the State’s historical sports heritage accessible to all through exhibitions and public programs. The creation of the South Australian Sports Museum will acknowledge the achievements of our sporting greats and bring their feats to life and inspire all South Australians.
Donate now! - Australian Sports Foundation
In 2017 Sport SA is bringing to life our mission to provide all South Australians with a Sports museum centred on educating and inspiring future generations through sport. We ask you to join us in bringing this ambitious project to fruition by generously supporting our new South Australian Sports Museum on North Terrace Adelaide by making a financial contribution.The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) works with sports from all over Australia to help raise money, this partnership means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. If everyone who played sport in SA donated $1 we would easily reach our target of $250 000 to complete stage one of the Museum!
Further details of the Museum are available here.
Notice of General Managers’ Meeting
DATE: Friday 11th August 2017
VENUE: Sport SA Industry Skills Centre, Military Road, West Beach
TIME: 9.15am – 11.30am
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS INDUSTRY SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS AND INTELLIGENCE
ADOPTION OF AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO DECISION-MAKING
Join Shunt Creative’s Stu Williams as he discusses lessons learned from the 50Mil project that is currently tracking 1,800 social media accounts across the Australian sport and recreation industry that include national (NSO) and state sporting associations (SSA), peak bodies, events and teams.(Check out the SA results here)
Stu Williams is responsible for the design and delivery of the SportXchange Project funded by the Western Australian Department of Sport & Recreation, Lotterywest and delivered through peak industry body WASF.
Now consulting direct to industry he has worked with more than 30 sports and not-for-profits of all sizes in furthering their commercial capacity and capabilities.
Measuring the effectiveness of marketing and communications in a sports context was difficult and expensive five to ten years ago. Now with a firehose of (mostly free) data at your fingertips there’s no excuse not to do it as a key driver of an evidence-based approach to decision-making. Enabling your sport to more efficiently manage scarce resources.
Stu will provide you with valuable insights and intelligence on the social media footprint of Australian sport and how it can be applied to decision-making within your organisation;
Social media footprint and emerging trends within the Australian sports industry
Detailed analysis of the South Australian sports industry’s social media footprint
Key findings from each of the channels monitored and how this differs from state to state (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn)
Insights into what sports are outperforming the industry and why
How various metrics can be used as a benchmarking tool to define digital marketing KPI’s for your sport
Discussion as to why each digital channel requires a different type of content and the optimum formula for audience engagement
Revenue applications of digital audiences.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This event is suitable for Sport Administrators of all levels and industry stakeholders. The workshop will be of particular relevance to CEOs, executive, board and anyone in a marketing or communications role.
COST? FREE of charge to Sport SA members.
Issues from Sport SA Members
If your sport/organisation has any issues that you would like Sport SA to research and/or discuss can you please email them to Sport SA by Thursday 4th August. These will then be added to the agenda for the morning.
Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the South Australian Sports Federation Inc.
DATE: Tuesday 19th September 2017
VENUE: Sport SA Industry Skills Centre
Military Road, West Beach, SA, 5024 (opposite Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort)
TIME: 6.30 pm
• Agenda Items
• Notices of Motion
• Board Nominations to the:
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 103, West Beach, SA, 5024
No later than: COB Tuesday 8th August 2017
The following Directors – Mark Easton, Mark Hubbard and Joe Stevens have completed the two year terms.
Nominations must be in writing on the prescribed form and signed by the Member’s Executive Officer or President, as well as the Nominee.
Download the nomination form here .
2018 South Australian Masters Games Host Region Announced
The South Australian Masters Games are to be hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018
Sport SA congratulates the Rural City of Murray Bridge on their successful bid to stage the 2018 South Australian Masters Games.
“The Rural City of Murray Bridge is very excited to have been chosen as the host for the 2018 South Australian Master Games. As demonstrated by our successful staging of the 2016 SA Masters Games, we have many excellent sporting facilities and very capable sports administrators and volunteers that will provide an outstanding experience for participants. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide and introducing them to the many attractions of the Rural City and the broader Murray Bridge Region.” said Mayor Brenton Lewis.
This event will celebrate the 23rd staging of the South Australian Masters Games, with previous host regions including Ceduna, Clare, Mt. Gambier, Orroroo, Pt. Lincoln, Pt. Pirie, the Riverland and Whyalla.
Sport SA CEO Jan Sutherland said,
“The unique environs of the Rural City of Murray Bridge will showcase the mighty Murray River including aquatic activities with rowing, dragon-boating and swimming. There will also be a wide variety of activities both sporting and social. The new and improved sporting facilities which have been developed and planned will be ready for 2018.
I encourage our sporting masters to joining us once again at the Masters Games in Murray Bridge. Masters Sport is a great way to enjoy lifelong involvement in sport as part of an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle for all South Australians.
Please take the opportunity to visit Murray Bridge and the Murraylands region, enjoy the local hospitality and be a part of the 2018 South Australian Masters Games”.
The 2018 South Australian Masters Games will be held from Thursday 19th April through to Sunday the 22nd April 2018.
Further information regarding dates and sports involved will be released at a later date.
Education and Sport Opportunities for Student Athletes
Sport SA and Athletes Dream Pty Ltd have signed a strategic alliance to activate and promote the importance of Athlete Career Development. Through this alliance, qualifying student athletes will receive opportunities to combine Education and Sport, particularly in North America. College scholarships in North America are sought after, hard to acquire alone and will change your life.
A sustainable lifestyle post sporting career is a key objective for any athlete. Without higher education too many athletes are experiencing a narrow pathway of opportunity in securing an enjoyable working future. Obtaining higher education is paramount in improving the skill set of an athlete, which provides long term returns of social and economic benefit to the communities that once supported the athlete. READ MORE....
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