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Opinion: Govt should force private betting firms to help fund grassroots sports

Posted August 23, 2012 by Luke Boncompagni

Legislation is needed to force sports betting firms to pay levies to help grow grassroots sport, argues Luke Boncompagni

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Change or Die: Why traditional funding model is failing and how the private sector could save us

Posted September 20, 2012 by David Culbert

Olympian David Culbert says governments should investigate more private-public funding partnerships outside the traditional system to help with funding and drive participation

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Opinion: For grassroots sport to grow, funding model must be overhauled

Posted September 11, 2012 by Brad McCarroll

‘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’

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Crowdfunding and the future of Gymnastics Australia

Posted July 3, 2013 by Connor Wright

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.

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Leveling the Playing Field (Part Two)

Posted March 22, 2013 by Brad McCarroll

Leveling the Playing Field is a two part series written by Brad McCarroll on community engagement and participation in sport. Part Two will discuss the challenges faced by national sporting organisations, the role that social responsibility can play and the impact ‘development through sport’ organisations can also play

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