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CEO Sport Australia Executive Report

CEO Sport Australia Executive report

CEO Sport Australia Executive report - page 1CEO Sport Australia Executive report A new brand and a well-defined mission has energised Sport Australia in 2018–19 and we are progressing with purpose to make Australia the world’s most active sporting nation. In August 2018, the Sport Australia brand was unveiled in conjunction with the launch of the Australian Government’s first national sport plan — Sport 2030. It has provided the Australian sport industry with a crucial long-term vision, and Sport Australia has been intent on achieving immediate results. Our national Move It AUS campaign has raised awareness of the need to get more Australians moving more often, with a call to action to Find Your 30 minutes of physical activity every day. This campaign has been complemented by a suite of new Move It AUS grants programs, working with national sporting organisations and broader physical activity providers, to drive participation in sport and physical activity. The Community Sport Infrastructure grants program is delivering more than $100m to enhance more than 680 grassroots facilities across Australia. This is an investment in building stronger, healthier communities. The $28.9m Participation grants program was launched to encourage organisations to deliver innovative programs that help break the down barriers to physical activity. We want sport and physical activity to benefit Australians across every life stage, so the new $22.9m Better Ageing grants program is helping senior Australians 65 and older to get more active and socially connected. Enhancing opportunities for Australian children to be more active is fundamental. Sporting Schools remains a flagship program and has now reached more than 7300 schools nationally with fun and free sporting opportunities. Sporting Schools continues to evolve and we are working closely with the education and health industries so that our leading work in Physical Literacy can encourage more active school environments. An increase in funding to the Local Sporting Champions means we can now assist the sporting aspirations of more children than ever before. In the past 12 months, Local Sporting Champions grants have benefited more than 9000 children between the ages of 12–18 to attend state and national events.

CEO Sport Australia Executive report - page 2 63.0 per cent participating in sport or physical activity at least three times per week compared to 59.9 per cent in 2016. Thank you to all Australians for your passion for sport, for the supporters on the sidelines, and for everyone focused on finding their 30. We have accomplished much so far, but there is far more to do if we are to continue to get Australia moving and achieve our vision. Kate Palmer Chief Executive Officer Sport Australia