Welcome to the Sport Industry Breakfast

This event is proudly supported by the State Government of Victoria.

Featuring an exclusive Q&A with Nova Peris OAM – Olympian, former Senator turned sports administrator and advocate for inclusive sport and a tour of the newly refurbished CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval, home of Cricket Victoria.


People often say they ‘learn more on the job.’ This event gives new sports administrators and board members key insights so you don’t have to learn everything the hard way!

Topics include:

  • The structure of the sports industry: the key stakeholders, how sport is funded and common partnership models.
  • Participation trends: how sports organisations are using innovation to ‘grow the pie’ and get more people active through sport and recreation.
  • Governance and policy: legislation and policy that affects sport organisations.

You’ll hear from industry experts:

  • Nova Peris OAM

Nova joined the Vicsport team in May 2018. Nova was the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic Gold Medal with the Australian Women’s Hockey Team in Atlanta in 1996, and later switched sports to athletics to claim gold medals at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in the 200m sprint and 4 x 100m relay.

In 1997, Nova received the highly acclaimed Young Australian of the Year Award and in 2013, Nova became Australia's first Indigenous woman elected to the Australian Senate. Nova is a staunch campaigner for Indigenous rights on health, education and reconciliation in Australia, and her pride in her Aboriginal identity is a credit to the success story that Nova Peris has become. An inspiration to Aboriginal people everywhere, on and off the track and field, Nova works hard to encourage Aboriginals to take pride in who they are and where they come from. In the past year, Nova has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to address racism in sport and promote the participation and inclusion of Aboriginal people. Nova is truly a remarkable Australian with a distinguished career both as an athlete and as an ambassador for Aboriginal sport.

  • Lisa Hasker, CEO at Vicsport. Lisa has also worked at Basketball Australia, La Trobe University, the Victorian Institute of Sport, Golf Victoria and Little Athletics Victoria.
  • Ben O’Brien, Project Officer at Sport & Recreation Victoria. Ben was the GM at the Mountain District Football League and Development Manager at AFL Victoria Country.
  • Tom Dixon, Participation Strategy Manager at Vicsport. Tom has worked at both Tennis Victoria and Cycling Victoria.

Following formalities, there will be an optional tour of the newly refurbished CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval, home of Cricket Victoria.

Who Should Attend?

Staff and board members who are new to the sports industry (less than 12 months in the role) from state sport associations, regional sports assemblies, local government, universities, clubs, associations, leisure centres, sport industry providers or other sport related roles. Students seeking work in the industry are also highly encouraged to attend.

This event is $49 for staff and board members and $20 for students. If you’re already a Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) member this event is FREE! You can become a VPN member prior to the event (click here to be taken to the membership page), and the ticket price will be waived upon registration. Non-members who purchase a ticket will be offered a special VPN sign up bonus on the day of this event (cost of a membership minus the event ticket price).

Any Questions?

If you have any questions or queries regarding this event or VPN membership, please do not hesitate to contact Vicsport on the details below.

Kind regards

Bron Humphrys
Administration & Events Coordinator
E admin@vicsport.com.au
P 9698 8104

Wed Nov 28 2018, 7.45am — Wed Nov 28 2018, 10.00am
Welcome to the Sport Industry Breakfast PROFESSIONAL Ticket - $49 (Member: Free)
Welcome to the Sport Industry Breakfast STUDENT Ticket - $20 (Member: Free)
CitiPower Centre, Junction Oval, Lakeside Dr, St Kilda VIC 3182

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