21.08.13 Passing of Pam Sard It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of Pam Sard.
Pam dedicated 31 years of service to Little Athletics in South Australia and was a loved and respected Executive Officer.
Her passion for the sport was outstanding and she will be long remembered for her remarkable contribution which has positively impacted the lives of so many young athletes. Little Athletics acknowledged this by awarding her Life Membership.
Pam is also remembered as an accomplished sportswoman, playing cricket for South Australia in the 1960's and later coaching cricket in Ceduna.
Pam will be sadly missed by many people in the sport sector who knew her and worked with her.
The Office for Recreation and Sport would like to pass on sincere condolences to her family, friends and to the board and staff of Little Athletics SA at this sad time.
05.08.13 SASI Strategic Plan Find out how SASI plans to help "South Australian athletes take on and beat the world's best" in the SASI Strategic plan 2013-2016. Read more here (885kb PDF)
11.07.13 Sport And Recreation Ministers' Meeting Communiqué Australia's Sport Ministers today took the next steps to strengthen the integrity environment around Australian sport. Read the Communiqué here (113kb PDF)
24.06.13 Multi million dollar sporting boost to encourage participation More South Australians will become engaged with community sport and other activities with
almost $3.8 million in grants for sporting and active recreation groups announced today. Read the media release here (30kb PDF)
04.04.13 New Strategic Plan 2013-2015
The Office for Recreation and Sport presents its new Strategic Plan 2013-2015. This plan is a clear and uncomplicated plan with three key strategic priorities vital to the sector:
03.04.13 South Australian Rowers Confidence Boost for Rio South Australia's top rowers have received a confidence boost as they push towards Australian team selection for this year's European World Cup and World Championship regattas. Read the media release here (52kb PDF)
13.03.13 New synthetic surface for BHAS bowling club
State Government funding has contributed towards a new era for the BHAS Bowling Club in
Port Pirie with the opening of the new synthetic surface at the venue. Read the Media Release here (71kb PDF)
30.11.12 Recreation and Sport Ensuring A Child Safe Environment
South Australia has developed a proactive program to ensure all children are safe when pursuing sport and active recreation opportunities. Read the Media Release here (28kb PDF)
Violent Behaviour and Spectator Abuse Has No Place in Sport
Recent reports about incidents involving violence on the playing field and spectator abuse of officials and participants, has prompted the Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) to remind everyone that sport should be a safe and enjoyable pastime for all.
A new series of reports provides a snapshot of participation in recreation or sport as well as an overview of volunteer and spectator involvement across the 12 planning regions of South Australia. The information will provide a solid evidence base to help plan for the future, ensuring the right systems, people, training and infrastructure are in place to meet the current and emerging needs of all South Australians.
Access the Regional Research - Out and About series here.