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Legislation is needed to force sports betting firms to pay levies to help grow grassroots sport, argues Luke Boncompagni
Olympian David Culbert says governments should investigate more private-public funding partnerships outside the traditional system to help with funding and drive participation
‘With its archaic structure, and funding almost entirely distributed to national and state bodies, the system is not equipped to achieve real outcomes for grassroots’
Figures from the Australian Rugby Annual Participation Census have found that more people participated in Rugby than ever before thanks to the popularity of Rugby Sevens.
With their National Championships taking place at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre from 7 – 18 July, Gymnastics Australia (GA) has turned to crowdfunding to support this event and raise awareness about their sport. In an interview with SBI, Mark Rendell, the CEO of GA, offered his insights into not only this latest crowdfunding initiative, but the current and future goals of GA, as well as the need to balance funding between participation and elite levels with the Commonwealth and Olympic Games coming up in the near future.