Australasia’s Leading Community Sport and Recreation Convention

One Convention, Many Conferences and Events, Industry Backing and with a Single Focus

The National Sports Convention 2018 brought together Australia’s and New Zealand’s sport, government and education sectors to explore how as an industry we can encourage more people to be active.

With the collaborative support of Sport Australia (formerly know as the Australian Sports Commission), Sport New Zealand, VicHealth, the State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation together with a dozen other key peak bodies, a comprehensive program was developed.

This year we had a record number of attendees totalling 1,550 individuals with 873 from Victoria, 533 interstate and 59 international delegates. With 233 from local and state governments, 215 from sport, 71 representing peak bodies and 60 from education as the key market sectors. There were 43 different sports represented with Gymnastics (141) leading representatives followed by Tennis, Cricket and Football (Soccer).

The decision makers were there in force with 122 CEO’s/MD’s and Board/Councillors, 199 Directors/leadership team, 321 managers and 124 team leaders/coordinators.

To see the final program and what you missed click here.

2019 will grow fast with more co-located conferences, forums and events. If your organisation is keen to be part of Australia’s largest community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event in 2019, contact the National Sports Convention Convenor, Martin Sheppard at




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