Sporting Schools funds 

Apply. Primary schools across Circular Head can apply for funding to deliver sports in school through the federal government’s $100 million Sporting Schools program. Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley urged local schools to apply. “Sporting Schools is about developing children’s love of sport during those early years,” he said. “It’s about nurturing their love of fitness …

4 years ago

Nutrition talks with Fettke

Forum. Doctor Gary Fettke – the voice behind ‘No Fructose’ – will be in Smithton on Sunday April 12, presenting two forums. The first of the two forums – titled ‘Sports Nutrition’ – will be on at 3pm and is tailored to sports players, while the second forum titled ‘Fats Don’t Make You Fat -Carbohydrates Do’ is on at 4.30pm and is open …

4 years ago

Cricket’s mecca

Event. Worldwide sporting events don’t come much bigger than the ICC Cricket World Cup, with one local venue looking to get behind Australia’s 2015 home campaign. As part of Events Tasmania’s ‘Catch the Fever’ promotion and in conjunction with Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Tall Timbers has decorated its sports bar with World Cup balloons and bunting …

4 years ago
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Sport risks, legalities  

Course. Outside the Square Solutions, supported by Circular Head Council, is offering a free course for local sport and recreation clubs. Titled ‘Sports Risk Analysis and Legal Principles’, the course provides an opportunity to gain skills in risk and legal requirements. The nationally accredited units covered are: SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities SISXIND404A Promote …

4 years ago

Multi-sport immersion

Activity. Grade 3/4 students from state schools across Circular Head combined on Monday to challenge themselves in a variety of sports at the Smithton Recreation Ground. Organised by Circular Head State Schools Sports Association, students tried their hand at volleyball, cricket, soccer, basketball and touch football throughout the day, with modified games providing a focus …

4 years ago

Swim season

Pool. The benefits of swimming are endless: low impact, works all muscles, strengthens core, controls appetite and lowers stress. It is no wonder there were more than 1500 visits to the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool last month, with people travelling from as far as Burnie to take a dip. Despite the pool’s ageing …

4 years ago

Best sports dads

Prizes. Nominations now open for the 2014 Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year Award. Whether it’s a dad who coaches his local junior team, helps the local sports club with funding or support, or simply plays competitive sport on the weekends, the award is designed to reward the contributions and positive impact that Australian dads make to their families …

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Little legend, Marlea Willie

Six-year-old Marlea Willie likes to keep busy because “it makes you go to sleep quick”. At school she loves literacy, naming reading and writing among her favourite things to do. Outside of school she loves to dance, bake with her mum and younger brother, give it her all at little athletics, as well as play …

5 years ago

Kick-start for kids

Football. Children between the ages of 4-12 are being encouraged to get involved in the national sport through the long-running initiative, AusKick. Sessions are starting up on Friday afternoons at 3.45pm from March 21, with an official registration day scheduled for March 14 at the Smithton Recreation Ground to kick-off the program. AusKick co-ordinator Craig …

5 years ago

Lowering risky drinking

Sport. Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre is committed to lowering risky drinking in sport and is proving so by recently obtaining a Level 3 Good Sports accreditation. The Good Sports program provides free support to sporting clubs to change their culture and reduce high-risk drinking. Under the program, clubs will focus more on young …

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