RSC Update - Term 2, week 9
1. SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
- CANCELLED - Dance Event
- Athletics Australia: Weet-Bix Active Bands
- Primary School Football Rosters: Devonport and Latrobe-Kentish
- Princes Street Got Game!
- Happy Healthy Hawks School Program
-2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup: Educational resources
- Circular Head Gymnastics Club - Sporting Schools
- Prepare for the Schools Triathlon Challenge with TRYStars
2. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
- Heart Foundation Active Australia Innovation Challenge is back!
4. COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
- All Abilities Badminton sessions in Tasmania
- Kingborough Youth Futsal Competition Term 3
- Devonport Tennis Club School Holiday Programs
- Devon Netball School Holiday Clinics
5. DEADLINES & REMINDERS
- Netball Tasmania High School Champs
- NWFL 12 and under AFL clinics
- Launceston Tee Ball Gala Day: EOI
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback recently regarding your schools intention to participate, however unfortunately the Dance Event and associated Professional Learning has been cancelled for 2022 as it is simply not viable.
The Dance Kit 2021/2022 is still available for any schools that did not purchase it in 2020/21, and the Dance Event will be moving to a web-based platform in 2023. The Professional Learning and Live band 'Celebration' will remain an integral part of the event.
If anyone would like assistance or advice about teaching the dances or running an in school event this year please contact Steve Ray: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 752 450.
Steve Ray - Schools Dance Event Coordinator
Phone: 0408 752 450
Recently, the North West Football League (NWFL) has initiated primary school football rosters in the Devonport and Latrobe-Kentish districts. We are excited to bring this FREE sporting opportunity to boys and girls in Grade 4, 5 and 6.
Initially, we we hold school holiday clinics in the upcoming break in Devonport and Latrobe (as promoted in the previous RSC Update and in the "Deadlines and Reminders" section of this update).
The roster will commence in Term 3 for 5 weeks. After we determine the number of school teams, we will create the roster and share it with you.
Broad competition details include:
- Target audience is boys and girls in Grade 4, 5 and 6
- Confident and skilled footballers in Grade 3 will be considered
- The roster will be held on Fridays
- Up to ~15 players per team; the registration process will determine final numbers
- Matches commence at 3.30pm and conclude at 5pm
- Venues - with school support, to be held on school sites, where practicable
- Teams will be combined where the interest or school population prohibits
- Some schools may have two teams
- Football boots needed, mouth guards highly recommended, but not essential
- The competition is seen as independently led, but school supported
- We call on parents with WWVPs to umpire and coach; of course staff are warmly welcomed to participate and make a contribution
- Balls will be provided by AFL Tasmania
- Jumpers will be provided either by the school or by the local Auskick Centre.
All youth sport relies on parental support. If you can assist, please advise via the registration form. We understand and respect if you are unable.
Registration forms are to be completed by all individual participants. Your registration will enable us to provide details via email.
Please complete this form prior to the end of the school Term, Friday 8 July.
We are excited to bring this opportunity to our footballers. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rod Walker - NWFL.
Rod Walker - NWFL - Primary School Coordinator
Phone: 0409 461 160
Princes Street Primary are taking advantage of a school sports grant to get 40 young ballers into basketball with the help of Swisherr Hoops and the Hobart Chargers. They applied for a grant under the Sporting Schools program (https://www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/funding) and were successful.
Working together with Swisherr Hoops Academy and local NBL1 club Hobart Chargers the school developed a program that included two in-school clinics from Hobart Chargers players to raise interest. The following six after-school sessions were held at Swisherr (103 Melville Street) and booked out quickly.
Every young baller recieved a customised playing singlet, a ball and six sessions with Hobart Chargers pro players. Most importantly at the end of the program they get connected with their local basketball club to continue their hoops journey.
Book in your schools' Term 3 Sporting Schools Program now!
Contact Justin or Brooke at Swisherr Hoops now on 6128 3377 or email@example.com.
Justin Bryan - Swisherr Hoops Academy
Football clubs are privileged to be able to engage children in a way that many authority figures cannot. Hawthorn wants to leverage this advantage to kick-start conversations with children around the themes of nutrition, wellbeing, inclusion and the benefits of being physically active.
The Happy Healthy Hawks school program is a short, sharp in-class program that uses fun, interactive content that is aligned with the Australian primary school HPE curriculum for Grades 3-6.
Delivered by a UTAS teaching graduate, this 30-minute session is a valuable conversation starter that uses behavioural modelling and real-life scenarios to encourage positive personal development.
Book a program for Term 3 or 4 now!
Below is a PDF flyer with full details on the program and don't be afraid to contact me with any questions you have about the program or to book in a time for me to come out to your school.
Pat Kearney - Hawthorn Football Club
Australia is hosting the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 (FWBWC22) for the first time since 1994, and we’ll see 12 of the world’s top women’s basketball teams compete at Sydney Olympic Park from 22 September to 1 October 2022. Competing nations include Australia, China, Japan, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Korea, and reigning champions, the USA.
The World Cup presents a great opportunity to celebrate women in sport, and to inspire Australia’s future basketball stars, so the FWBWC22 has developed a Schools Program to engage and inspire Australian children. The program includes:
- Free World Cup cross-curricular education resources for use by primary and secondary teachers in Term 3
- Discounted tickets for school excursions at a cost of $10 per student, with one complimentary adult ticket for every 10 students (the first two days of the event take place during the school term)
- The Welcome A Nation program, which invites students to learn about the competing nations, and create artwork and letters of support to welcome them to Australia
You can find full program information here: https://schools.womensworldcup.basketball/
The Circular Head Gymnastics Club is offering local schools the opportunity to access an accredited coach to deliver the Launchpad Sporting Schools gymnastics program.
Coach Emma Fleming can visit your school to conduct 1-4 sessions to introduce your students to the sport of gymnastics.
Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information. The program is ideally delivered in Term 3, but the club will also run the program in Term 4 with sufficient demand.
Term 4 Sporting Schools Program funding opens on Monday 15 August 2022, and Circular Head Gymnastics Club encourages your school to consider Gymnastics. APPLY HERE!
Similarly, if your school has received Term 3 funding and have not locked in your sport yet, please contact the Circular Head Gymnastics Club and we can look at delivering the program ASAP!
Anna Lee - Circular Head Gymnastics Club
With the excitement of the Schools Triathlon Challenge happening again later in the year, Triathlon Tasmania would like to offer primary students the opportunity to prepare for the event by having one of our accredited coaches visit your school to deliver the TRYstars program.
TRYstars is Triathlon Australia’s national participation program which assists students to develop fundamental movement skills using a games-based sense approach. The program provides a great introduction to the sport and general knowledge about how to participate safely.
We have found that students that have participated in the program have a greater experience during the Schools Triathlon Challenge event, and leads to potential participation in future TRYstars – Club and Community programs.
Term 4 Sporting Schools Program funding opens on Monday 15 August 2022, and Triathlon Tasmania encourages your school to consider Triathlon. APPLY HERE!
Similarly, if your school has received Term 3 funding and have not locked in your sport yet, please contact Triathlon Tasmania and we can look at delivering the program ASAP!
If you would like more information about the funded program or would like to discuss how your school can be involved if you are not eligible for the funding, Triathlon Tasmania would welcome the opportunity to discuss our activities further with you, either via email, telephone or a face to face meeting. Please contact Shellie Wakefield using the details below.
Shellie Wakefield - Triathlon Tasmania
Phone: 03 6240 5421
The Active Australia Innovation Challenge is back!
The Heart Foundation has up to ten $10,000 grants for new, innovative projects that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.
The Active Australia Innovation Challenge strongly encourages innovative projects that support people who do not meet Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines, people at risk of chronic disease, and people living in communities with high levels of physical inactivity (including rural and remote regions). This includes people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
More info including the Application Guide and FAQs on the website heartfoundation.org.au/aaic.
Enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expressions of interest are now open. Applications open 9am AEST Wednesday 22 June 2022.
Vicki Fox - Heart Foundation
Badminton Tasmania are offering regular badminton sessions for children and young adults with disability in Tasmania - a great opportunity to experience the third biggest sport in the world and an Olympic and Commonwealth Game sport!
The mission is to deliver sessions where the participants learn and have fun, and to get as many children and young adults with a disability to play badminton.
The manager of the program, Lasse Bundgaard, met a parent and her son with disability who developed a love for the sport. That was the start of organising and running sessions for children and young adults with disability in South Hobart! In July 2021, Badminton Tasmania were successful in receiving a grant to expand the program to include sessions in Launceston.
Lasse, originally from Denmark, has coached the Australian National Team for more than 12 years and taken players to three Olympic Games! Lasse has a teaching degree and many years’ experience working with special needs children. Badminton Tasmania, Lasse and the great team of coaches and volunteers will be running an All Abilities Program and a Para Program with free sessions in Hobart and Launceston from July – December, hoping to connect with young people and families to provide an opportunity to play, have fun and develop skills in badminton.
Programs and Sessions:
The All Abilities Badminton Program is:
- is for children and adults living with disability
- suitable for participants aged 10+ of all abilities including targeted support for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and other intellectual disability/impairments
- Download the All Abilities Program Flyer here
The Para-Badminton Program is:
- suitable for participants aged 10+ with physical disability/impairment eligible for Para-Sport pathways. This includes wheelchair users and ambulant participants with various physical disability/impairments.
- Download the Para-Badminton Flyer here
There are regular sessions in Hobart and Launceston, and all programs are FREE. For more information about para-badminton visit https://www.paralympic.org.au/sports/para-badminton/
To read more about the program and to sign up for an upcoming session visit https://www.smashtas.com.au/ or contact Lasse directly.
Lasse Bundgaard - Badminton Tasmania
The Kingborough Youth Futsal Competition is scheduled to commence again in Term 3:
- Friday Night competition: - starting 5th August
- Venue: Kingborough Sports Centre
- 8 week competition, plus the 30th September.
- Nominations close: Friday 29th July. Late nominations may not be accepted
- Competitions include: u7, u8, u9, u10, u11, u12, u13, u14, u15, u16 & u18 Boys and Girls.
- Nomination Link: https://form.jotform.com/212333248558861
For more information visit https://footballfedtas.com.au/futsal/ or contact Jayden directly.
Jayden Hey - Football Tasmania
Phone: 0448 247 057
The Devonport Tennis Club is offering a school holiday tennis camp, to be staged on Tuesday July 12 and Wednesday July 13. Primary, secondary and college students from across the North West are invited to attend.
Participants have the option to participate in coaching and full court match play.
Participants from outside the Devonport Tennis Club area with an interest in receiving additional coaching will be provided with contact details for their closest accredited coach.
The camp is open to all participants aged 6-18.
Cost is $45.00 per participant (with a sibling discount available).
Registrations are recommended by 12pm on Monday July 11.
For more information and to register for the camp visit the Coach Pip website or view the relevant flyer below.
Pip Martin - Devonport Tennis Club
Phone: 0438 687 542
Devon Dragonflies Netball Clinic = Holiday Fun!
The Devon Netball Association are offering the always popular Devon Dragonflies clinic during the Term 2 holidays. It's a great opportunity for keen, talented young netballers to hone their skills under the watchful eye of State League athletes and coaches. Check it out!
The clinics are open to students of all abilities from age 8 to 17.
They will be staged at the Ulverstone Sports Stadium on Thursday July 21.
Cost is $25.00 per person, which includes a drink bottle and a free entry pass to an upcoming Devon State League game.
View the flyer below for more information and a link to register for the clinc.
Gaylie Harman - Devon Netball Association
Phone: 03 6427 2786
Entries are now open for the 2022 Netball Tasmanian High School Netball Championships!
Off the back of a successful 2021 campaign, the Netball Tasmanian High School Championships are expanding even further this year – with the addition of a 7/8 division in both boys and girls and a regional North West competition!
Entries opened on Friday June 10, entries close Friday July 1st.
Schools can enter multiple teams in each gender division if they wish. However, if the cap of twelve (12) teams is reached, Netball Tasmania will only accept one team per school, per division.
Schools can enter both boys and girls in their region before:
Please see attached flyer. All event information will be put on the Netball Tasmania website, under High School Championships.
Forward on to your relevant contacts, any questions can be directed to Mackenzie.email@example.com
Mackenzie Queen - Netball Tasmania
The NWFL will be holding AFL clinics at Latrobe and Devonport during the Term 2 school holidays. These clinics are for boys and girls interested in playing and those already playing Auskick and club under 12 football. During these clinics participants will be provided information on holding a primary school based roster in Latrobe and Devonport areas during weeks 2 to 5 of Term 3.
Devonport Byard Park Tuesday 12th and 19th July 2pm to 3.30pm
Latrobe Football Ground Wednesday 13th and 20th July 2pm to 3pm.
View the printable flyer for more information.
Latrobe and Devonport Football clubs will endeavour to support the clinics with Senior Players.
Please contact Rod Walker for interest in attending.
Rod Walker - NWFL - Primary School Coordinator
Phone: 0409 461 160
The Northern Tasmanian Softball Association is interested in holding a Tee Ball Gala Day in late September, towards the end of Term 3.
Schools who are interested in fielding a team/s are invited to submit an expression of interest.
Teams would consist of between 10 to 12 players of both boys and girls aged 10-12 yrs old. We would play an altered set of rules to encourage participation.
At this stage we are looking for rough team numbers so we can work out further details.
If you are interested in entering a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Preferred day?
- Preferred time frame?
- Preference for a competive or non-competitve event?
Expressions of interest close 5pm on 7 July 2022.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to James.
James North - Northern Tasmanian Softball Association
Phone: 0417 907 396