Hot Weather Forum

Vicsport is hosting a hot weather forum for State Sport Associations, Regional Sport Assemblies, Local Governments, Clubs and Associations.

Join us in a discussion about hot weather and sport, including how to mitigate the risks of participants experiencing heat illnesses in sport and recreation. This event will see a range of experts share evidence based information and strategies to support safe practices during warm to extreme heat events.


At this forum you will hear about:

  • Our responsibilities to protect the health of participants in hot weather
  • The impact of exertional heat illnesses on people
  • The risk factors sport organisations need to consider when adopting policies or guidelines for heat
  • Strategies to mitigate hot weather in sporting training environments and competitions
  • Resources and support available to your organisation


Vicsport has lined up four excellent speakers for this event:

Sheila Nguyen – Director, Sport Environment Alliance (SEA), on why this is important and climate considerations for sport

Sheila is Executive Director of the SEA, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to: Empowering Sport to do More with Less. Sheila has a PhD from Florida State University (USA), specialising in corporate social orientation and stakeholder management with ongoing research interests including corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, measurement and research design. She was Co-Director of the Master of Business (Sport Management) program at Deakin University, finishing in 2016.

Nick Ames – Sports Medicine Australia, on heat stress/stroke in AFL football

Nick Ames moved from Assistant to Senior Physiotherapist for the Geelong Football Club during his 17-year appointment from 1993. At the end of 2009 he became Consultant Physiotherapist to the AFL National Academy, AFL Game Development and Draft Combines and was awarded Life Membership of the Geelong Football Club. As well as working with elite senior and junior AFL players over the last 27 years, Nick has also been closely involved with Sports trainer Education, overseeing the AFL’s Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) program since its inception in 2013.

Tom Dixon Participation Strategy Manager, Vicsport

Tom is the project lead for Vicsport’s Hot Weather Resources initiative. In his role, Tom provides advice and support to sport organisations about growing participation in sport, innovation methods, child safety and inclusive sport organisations. Tom has also led a range of consulting projects for Vicsport members.

Amy Steel – SEA Ambassador & Former Netballer

World Youth Championship winning team representative, 2011 and 2014 ANZ Championship premiership team player and Australian Super Netball Team member from 2009-12, Amy is also an ambassador for the Sports Environment Alliance. She has a passion for all sports and will share her personal experience dealing heat illness in an elite sporting environment.


This event is supported by Sport & Recreation Victoria.

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Vicsport Participation Strategy Manager Tom Dixon via the details below.

Tom Dixon
Participation Strategy Manager
Vicsport
E tomd@vicsport.com.au
P 9698 8106

Tue Feb 26 2019, 10:00am — Tue Feb 26 2019, 12:15pm
Hot Weather Forum Ticket - Member - $15 (Member: $15)
Hot Weather Forum Ticket - Non Member - $25 (Member: $25)
Champions Room, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, 30 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206

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