Sport Australia Podcast

Sport Australia Podcast

The Sport Australia podcast team is here to help boost your sporting experiences. No matter what role you play, we talk participation, coaching, administration, officiating, volunteering and more. From grassroots to grand slams, our trusted experts share tips, tools and real life experiences so you can get results for you and your sport. SportAUS.gov.au Sport Australia is an operating name of the Australian Sports Commission.

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July 21, 2021 17 min

On this week's Coaching and Officiating Podcast, we interview professional Rugby Union Referee Amy Perrett, who made history by becoming the first female to referee a Super Rugby game.?Amy takes us through how she manages?the pressure of?being a professional Referee and her process of making decisions during games, reviewing games post-match and how she learns from her?mistakes.?

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On this episode of the Sport Australia Podcast coaching and officiating series, Australian sprints and hurdles athletics coach and former coach of Olympic gold medalist Sally Pearson, Sharon Hannan takes us through her top coaching principles. Sharon has been involved in Athletics since 1982 and describes the wealth of experience she has gained in coaching, and outlines key tactics anyone can bring to the coaching community. We als...

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Sydney 2000 Olympic Taekwondo gold medallist and researcher, Lauren Burns OAM, talks of the dynamic interplay between psychology, performance, relationships and lifestyle when it comes to coaching and knowing when to challenge and stretch elite athletes so they can rise to the challenge of an Olympic Games or winning a gold medal. In this episode Lauren talks of the importance of supportive and respectful environments and how she w...

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Rugby league legend, Kangaroos head coach and former Queensland mentor, Mal Meninga, joins this episode of the Sport Australia Podcast coaching and officiating series. He talks about his pathway from grassroots through to playing and coaching rugby league at the highest level. He says selecting players with the right attitude is often more important than pure skill when it comes to creating a winning representative team.   

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Behavioural Epidemiologist Professor Rochelle Eime joins the Coaching and Officiating podcast series in this episode to talk about the importance of fun and inclusive sporting environments for participants and volunteers, regardless of age, gender or skill. She has over 15 years of research experience specifically relating to the sport and recreation sectors relating to both public health and sport management.

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International Rugby Coach and former AFL premiership player Mick Byrne join this episode of the Sport Australia Coaching and Officiating Podcast. He talks of good coaches needing to continually ask questions of players from an under-10s level right through to the elite to ensure understanding. The importance of having fun creates an enjoyable and productive learning environment, allowing players to find things out for themselves an...

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Australian Cricket Umpire Claire Polosak, who became the first female in the world to be part of the officiating team for a male Test, joins the Sport Australia Coaching and Officiating Podcast series. In this Podcast, Claire talks of the importance of not aiming for 100% perfection when officiating but rather focusing on the processes you go through to help you reach your decisions. She also talks of the importance of enjoyment of...

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Louise Sauvage is recognised not just for the extraordinarily successful career as a Paralympic wheelchair racer, but for her pioneering efforts in raising the profile and perception of Paralympic sport and athletes in Australia and all around the world. In this episode of the Sport Australia Coaching and Officiating podcast, she talks about the need for coaches to be able to adapt to meet the needs of their athletes. As the coach ...

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March 31, 2021 11 min

Sport Australia’s acting Chief Executive Officer Rob Dalton introduces our newest Podcast series on Coaching and Officiating. Rob has coached at local, state and elite level, and he talks of the importance of modernising the learning experience, to get great coaches and experts, their tips and content down to local levels.  Ensuring as a sector we address the barriers and revolutionise the experience for participants is crucial to ...

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Sport Australia’s new Podcast series on Coaching and Officiating is coming soon. In this series we chat with some of Australia’s leading sport coaches, athletes, and officials – including Paralympic legend and coach Louise Sauvage, Basketball coach Carrie Graf, former AFL Player and Rugby Union Coach Mick Byrne, Cricket legend and coach Greg Chappell and many other industry experts on the modernisation of coaching and officiating. ...

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In this Sport Australia Podcast episode we hear from our latest recipient of the Sport Australia Media Awards lifetime achievement award for sports journalism, Jim Maxwell AM. The ABC commentator accepted the honour from his home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs with the 19th annual Sport Australia Media Awards announced online due to COVID-19.

Maxwell reflects on his career which started at the ABC in 1973, how the game and commentary...

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This episode of the Sport Australia Podcast concludes our series on the Sport Governance Principles. We focus on the section titled “The Game is Changing” which looks at contemporary and stable governance structures that help sports achieve their purpose, and deliver timely responses to market needs. We are joined by James Sutherland, CEO of Golf Australia and previous CEO of Cricket Australia. He says sports should think about why...

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This episode discusses Principle Nine, the Scorecard, talking about creating internal review systems that enable continuous improvement. This helps monitor performance, track progress against strategy and address issues of concern. 

We are joined by John Lee – a board member of Netball Australia and former CEO of Australian Sailing and two NRL clubs. He has worked in a variety of roles in government, tourism, sport, major events a...

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This edition of the Sport Australia Podcast series on the Sport Governance Principles continues with a focus on Principle Eight – The Best and Fairest. This principle is about creating a system with measures and protocols to protect an organisation’s integrity and safeguard its participants.

We are joined by David Sharpe, CEO of Sport Integrity Australia and former CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Sport ...

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How should sporting organisations tackle risk? This episode of the Sport Australia Podcast delves into the Sport Governance Principles – Principle Seven – The Defence. A board should proactively protect the organisation with robust processes for managing risk. We are joined by Jaquie Scammell, a renowned people expert for internal and external relations. She has published two books on business, ‘Service Mindset’ and ‘Service Habits...

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The Sport Australia Podcast continues its series on the new Sport Governance Principles with a closer look at Principle Six – the Playbook. This is about creating processes that ensure accountability and transparency. We are joined by Carolyn Campbell, Chair of Sport New South Wales and former CEO of Netball New South Wales. She says it's essential that directors ask questions and seek information or clarity if required so they...

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The Sport Australia Podcast continues to delve into the Sport Governance Principles with a closer look at Principle Five - the Rule Book. This principle looks at how an organisation should define and document its structure, and the duties, responsibilities and powers of its members, directors, committees and management.

We are joined by the CEO of Athletics West, Vince Del Prete, who led the merger of Little Athletics WA and Athle...

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Australian Sports Commission Board Member Pippa Downes joins us in this episode of the Sport Australia Podcast in our series on the new Sport Governance Principles. Today’s focus is on Principle Four – The Players and the value of diversity in boards.

Ms Downes has more than 25 years’ experience in global financial services, and is a former director of Swimming Australia and Sydney Olympic Park and as an athlete represented Austra...

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In this episode of the Sport Australia Podcast, we continue our series on the new Sport Governance Principles. Today, we turn our attention to Principle Three - The Gameplan, a clear vision that informs strategy. We are joined by Rob Scott, Chair of Rowing Australia and Managing Director and Chief Executive of Wesfarmers, who talks about the board's role overseeing the development of an organisation’s vision and strategy as wel...

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Episode 3 of the Sport Australia Podcast continues with our series on the new Sport Governance Principles. Today we are discussing ‘Principle 2: The Team; with Australian Sailing CEO, and President of Commonwealth Games Australia, Ben Houston. Ben discusses how sailing worked together to govern collaboratively and create alignment to maximise efficient use of resources and implement whole-of-sport plans for the sport.

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