31/12/2014
Maintaining athlete well-being in talent development
While there has been plenty of research on how to develop talented young athletes, less attention has been paid to their pschological well-being. New resreach from Sweden examines how athlete perception of the talent environment influences their well-being. To read more on this article...
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21/04/2015
How to put women’s sport back on the map
Dialogue on state of women’s sport is often echoed with criticisms of the media. The problem, however, is not with the media alone. Sports organisations are failing in their support of the women’s game. This article contains recommendations for improving the state of women’s sports in the media...
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14/04/2015
Sport sector exploring customers’ changing needs
Understanding and responding to the customer’s changing needs to future-proof New Zealand sport was the theme of the annual sport sector Connections Conference held in Auckland. To read more on this article click...
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31/10/2014
Voting with their feet: use of recreation sites on public conservation land and waters by New Zealanders
This report describes New Zealanders’ patterns for visiting the public conservation estate. It uses infographics to indicate the regions that visitors come from, and to describe regional visitor markets. (Department of Conservation) To read more on this article click...
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31/05/2015
Why kids quit sports
This US blog identifies five reasons for drop-out which share a common denominator- that they cause children to have a poor state of mind about sport. Along with providing solutions, the article notes that adults involved in youth sports are responsible for creating an environment that serves...
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17/04/2015
'Pushy parents' put off pupils from playing sport
Children as young as eight are being put off sport by their parents, a new study reveals. 45 percent of 1,002 British children aged 8-16 surveyed said that the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like they didn’t want to take part in sport. (Chance to Shine)  To read more on this...
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05/05/2015
The fun integration theory: towards sustaining children and adolescents sport participation
This US study found 9 of 10 kids said “fun” is the main reason they participate in sport. When asked to define fun, they offered up 81 reasons - and ranked “winning” at number 48. Being a good sport, trying hard and positive coaching came in as the top three most important factors to having fun...
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24/06/2015
Media Release - South Island Masters Games Inspire
Dan Kearney used to hate running. While the powerfully built 34-year-old from Nelson was more than happy to climb a mountain, get on his bike or go scuba diving, the thought of pounding the pavement or a treadmill on his dodgy knees was a real turnoff. But that’s just what he’s been...
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13/04/2015
Future of Sport in New Zealand
Commissioned by Sport New Zealand to help sports leaders at all levels and across all codes think about the future of sport, this report looks to New Zealand’s future to 2030 and the opportunities and challenges for sport. (Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library) To read more on this...
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31/12/2014
Beyond the game: issues with social media and sporting events
Society today is being transformed through the use of social media. While the resulting changes are typically marketed as having positive benefits on society, there is a negative side to social networking platform usage. This New Zealand conference paper presents how rumour can lead to...
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