#26 National Sporting Clubs Survey
A recent survey by the Australian Sports Foundation highlighted the risk to our sporting clubs, with 20% thinking they will go under within 3 months, without financial support. CEO, Patrick Walker outlines their role in assisting clubs, practical tips to engage members, kids an volunteers and how clubs can raise funds through their online fundraising platform. Sport SA CEO Leah Cassidy provides an SA perspective on the national survey.
#25 CYCLING | Maeve Plouffe
If you’ve ever fallen in love with something – or someone – you initially found totally unappealing, this episode is for you. Ben’s guest is Australian cyclist Maeve Plouffe, whose love of the bike took some time to develop. Maeve is now a key member of the Australian Track Team Pursuit squad and was earlier this year selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games. She peddles her remarkable rise here.
#24 VETERANS CRICKET | Anthony Telfer
Ben catches up with Anthony Telfer from the SA Veterans Cricket Association to discuss the growth of veterans cricket around Australia.
#23 Steve Newman | One Club Culture
Sports leadership mentor Steve Newman works with sports clubs to develop a ‘one club culture’. Steve has seen first-hand the adjustments community clubs have had to make during the shutdown, and as we return to sport Steve discusses the key characteristics to give a sports club the best hope of success.
#22 Craig Scott, Goodwood Saints Football Club
The Goodwood Saints Football Club have a track record of success on and off the field. They are a leading community club that has embraced football for all abilities and women, recently winning the Adelaide Footy League’s Women’s Club of the Year Award. They are also a leading advocate for mental health awareness. In his second term as President, Craig Scott reflects on the role community clubs have now compared to 30 years ago.
Adelaide’s Matt Leo has been selected as a defensive end with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. Matt speaks with Ben Hook about going from apprentice plumber to a professional in a sport he knew nothing about 6 years prior.
#18 John Kernahan CEO Adelaide Footy League
With 300 games each week the Adelaide Footy League is one of the biggest sporting leagues in Australia. CEO John Kernahan talks about their focus as they plan a return to sport. John highlights the value of the league’s partnership with the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation and the impact COVID-19 has had on their clubs and the league.
#17 TABLE TENNIS | Scott Houston
Table Tennis Australia CEO, Scott Houston discusses the growth of table tennis, how their elite players have trained through the shutdown, and planning for a return to sport. Host Ben Hook learns about the entry level program, Spineroos and the exciting table tennis ball machines!
#16 HOCKEY | Dennis Meredith
Dennis Meredith joins Ben Hook to talk about the successful Port Adelaide District Hockey Club, how they managed their club through the shutdown and how they’re getting back to hockey.
#15 Jenny Williams
Sports psychologist Jenny Williams is the author of ‘Think Prepare Play Like a Champion’ shares her tips on returning to sport.
UPDATE | Return to Sport 22 May 2020
The latest on what your club needs to know as we Return to Sport. Here’s an update from Sport SA, CEO, Leah Cassidy.
#13 Eleni Vosnakis and Josh Willoughby
Return to Sport and the Mental Health Conversation
As we re-open our clubs the physical and mental well-being of our members is paramount. Hear why the mental health conversation is important and how your club can go about developing its mental health knowledge
Michelle Wilson, Australian Karate representative and General Manager, Adelaide University Sport speaks with Ben Hook about managing 30 different uni sports, the role sport plays in uni life, and how she is managing her training.
Leah Cassidy, CEO, Sport SA guides us through the Return to Sport guidelines that were released today.
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Australia’s most decorated sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney shares his thoughts on how horse racing, Australian Rules Football and the Olympic Games have responded to the pandemic, and the impact it is having across all sporting codes and entertainment industry.
Daniel Healy, Director at Leading Teams and ex-St Kilda/Central Districts player speaks about the impact the current shutdown is having on the sporting clubs and businesses he works with. Daniel explains how the Care Groups, that are part of their culture and performance programs are helping these groups stay connected. Matt Chesterman, Clubs and Facilities Support Senior Manager at Golf Australia discusses the current restrictions, what clubs should be doing to keep members engaged, and the support mechanisms Golf Australia have available.
Ben Hook catches up with Wendy Schaeffer, Vice Chairperson of Equestrian SA to hear what their community is doing to plan for a return to competition. Tim Dansie provides insights into what you can be doing with your kids at this time and how as a coach and psychologist he is adapting to new ways of working with his players.
EPISODE 1 – 1 April 2020
Ben Hook welcomes you to Hooked on Sport, your virtual sports club. Hear how this podcast came about and how you can get involved. Ben speaks with Leah Cassidy, Sport SA and John Mannion, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation to understand what sporting clubs are doing during these challenging times and how we, as sporting club members can support each other.