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Media releases from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

20 October 2022

New award celebrates volunteers’ contribution to sport

The Australian Sports Commission will continue to celebrate the important role volunteers play in sport by launching a new national award.

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30 September 2022

ASC staff reap benefits of volunteering

Australian Sports Commission staff share their experiences of volunteering at two major international sporting events in NSW this week.

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03 September 2022

ASC unveils new vision for sport volunteering

The Australian Sports Commission and a team of experts have developed the Sport Volunteer Coalition Action Plan to foster positive, safe and fulfilling experiences for sport volunteers.

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17 May 2022

Dad’s volunteering inspired a life-long passion for sport

Australian Sports Commission Chair Josephine Sukkar AM writes that watching her father work as volunteer doctor at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ignited her own passion for sport.

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16 May 2022

Volunteers central to sport’s green and gold decade

Australian sport will have to grow its pool of volunteers by 130,000 in the coming years to make the exciting decade of major events leading into Brisbane 2032 a success.

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24 January 2022

Coalition formed to transform sport volunteering

A newly formed volunteer coalition comprising some of the nation’s most passionate sports administrators has joined forces to shape the future of sport volunteering in Australia.

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03 December 2021

Sport Australia launches new Sport Volunteer Coalition

Expressions of Interest are open for representatives to help deliver on our vision for volunteering in sport.

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31 October 2021

Volunteers key to sport’s successful return post COVID-19

Volunteers remain key to ensuring sporting clubs and organisations across Australia can get back on track following the pandemic.

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05 August 2021

Sport Australia launches new vision and plan to revolutionise sport volunteering

Sport Australia has taken the next steps towards building a more collaborative, cohesive, and contemporary approach to volunteering in sport with the release of an industry-first insights report and new national plan for the future of sport volunteering.

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16 June 2021

Sport Australia and Volunteering Australia evolve partnership to bring sectors together

Under a new Memorandum of Understanding signed last week, the partnership is set to explore further opportunities for collaboration and examine ways to enhance the volunteer experience.

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