Did you know Karen Jones is a town planner by profession, or that she’s a member of the Country Women’s Association? We sat down with Karen and got to know a bit more about her career, what she does in her free time and how her peers would describe her in three words.
Office of Sport
Forming part of the Central Coast Sport and Active Recreation Plan, Sport Central Coast was launched on 27 March to become the voice of sport and recreation for the Central Coast.
On 26 April, Matt Miller stepped down as Chief Executive of the Office of Sport. Karen Jones, Executive Director Sport Infrastructure Group, has been appointed to act as Chief Executive until further notice.
Are you involved in the coaching, organisation or management of sport at your club? Come along to our free Riverina Murray Future Planning Sport Forum on 16 May to learn how to secure funding, attract volunteers and grow your club.
The Office of Sport is ensuring sport is a ‘player’ when it comes to future planning of major urban precincts in Sydney known as ‘Collaboration Areas’. What’s a Collaboration Area and why is it so important that sports infrastructure is incorporated? Read more to find out.
Get your running shoes on for the 10th Western Sydney Marathon on Saturday, 1 June. at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. With five distances to choose from, the event is accessible to all ages and abilities and promises to be a great day out for the whole family, whether participating or spectating.
The 2019 Academy Games were held on the weekend of 12–14 April at the Hunter Academy of Sport. The Games brought together 1,300 athletes from 11 Regional Academies of Sport across New South Wales with some outstanding performances from the State’s emerging elite athletes.
For young athletes, the pressure to train hard, compete and achieve at the highest level can lead them to take dangerous shortcuts. The Parents’ Guide to Clean Sport gives parents a better understanding of the important role they play in teaching children respect and appreciation for the true spirit of sport.
Later this month, the third annual seminar for the Office of Sport’s innovative research partnership with the Prevention Research Collaboration’s sport and active recreation group, SPRINTER will be held at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, focusing on the translation of research into policy and practice.