Introducing our new Association Support Officer - Renee. We are very pleased to welcome Renee Haysey to our team in the role of Association Support Officer. This new position combines the roles left behind by Wendy and Maria and will provide a one stop shop for anyone involved in sporting groups or clubs or other not for profits who are looking for volunteer support, recruitment and development opportunities! Welcome Renee!
All the very best for your sport and recreation endeavours for 2017...I am off to Melbourne to check out how the Victorians play the game!
Stay tuned for the announcement of the new Club Development, possibly under new title of Support Officer as the new role may include the work of Volunteering WA coordinator also.
In the meantime, Natika, Bella and Jordan are available to assist you with all your needs, or point you in the right direction as necessary. Call them on 9169 1868.
7th February "Making the Change", run by Greg Goad from the Department of Commerce. A must for all not for profit incorporated groups. CRC, 5:30 - 7pm RSVP by the 2rd February.
16th February "Effective teams" , DSR and Steve Pallas from Sporting Communities. Make your committees stronger and more productive. CRC, 5- 7:30pm RSVP by 11th February.
10th March "Kununurra Connects", CDO, CRC and all not for profit sporting and non-sporting groups and clubs. Showcase your club and encourage locals and newcomers to join your club/committee.
Sporties, 4:30 - 7pm
RSVP by 6th March
14th March "Play by the rules", Working with Children screening unit, Department of Child protection and family support.
Another must-do workshop, vital for all clubs working with Junior members/players. great awareness for the whole community.
Venue TBC, 5-7 pm.
RSVP by 9th March
For more information on these workshops and to RSVP, go to the CRC website
If you are a sport and recreation group can you please fill out the Annual Profile to update vital club information to assist the CRC to best meet your clubs needs. Please email back to firstname.lastname@example.org
East Kimberely Sports Awards
With my departure following soon after Tori's, and with Jodie stepping down from the East Kimberley Sports Association, we need a whole new committee to take over the organisation of the Sports Awards.
Please contact Natika with your interest !!! The Sports Awards directly contribute to the recognition and rewarding of volunteers, coaches,officials, athletes and clubs - the EKSA needs you!!
Every year it seems to happen faster as places have been snapped up in under one hour by 223 swimmers (379 participants).
The 10km solo category proved most popular, “selling-out” in just 13 minutes.
There are a handful of team places still available, but are expected to sell out very soon.
The swim takes place on 6th May 2017 at Lake Argyle with teams and solo’s taking on a 10km or 20km open water swim. Swimmers are encouraged to head to www.lakeargyleswim.com for further information.
Constitution/New Model Rules/Necessary Changes - how they affect your Club - WORKSHOP
On the 17th of November ( next Thursday ) Natika and I will be holding a workshop to discuss the rules checklist for the new Associations law : http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/assocruleschecklist.pdf and to help you work through the necessary changes to your constitution as specified by the Act.
Hope fully you are all aware of these changes and that the transition period of 3 years commenced on July 1st .
Associations must review and update their rules as well as introducing a number of changes involving
Come to the CRC on Wednesday night to start your journey to becoming a Coach..
Hop on a laptop and work your way through the course content with group discussion optional.
From 5- 7pm we will work through the first half of the free online course, with the option to return for the second half of the course, the following week. Please RSVP by tomorrow. Otherwise you can do the course online at home, at your leisure. www.ausport.gov.au/participating and click on “Coaches” under resources, then click “Online coaching course”.
Beginning Coaching is a prerequisite for all sports coaches, and after completion you can use it towards specific sports coaching. Become accredited and help out your child's sports club , and or , contribute to the growth of Community Sports Club. This course is open to all interested coaches not only parents. So please support your favorite Junior Sports Club and lend them your Coaching skills.
Junior NRL Development Opportunities
Coaching and Refereeing Clinic Wednesday 26th also, 5pm at the Sporties. If you would love to see Junior Rugby continue and thrive please register your interest to email@example.com with your email address..
Also the Junior Development Officers will be doing sessions at the schools, as well as the Thursday 27th training session 4:30 - 5:30pm, and will be holding a one off session for all children, Sat 29th at the Town Oval, 8:00am - 10:30am. Plese bring along hats and water bottles.
* Junior Sports Star - Rhodes Boyce - Rugby League, Touch Football
* Official of the Year - Mario Rapanaro - Soccer
* Volunteer of the Year - Matt Fletcher - Cricket, with Runner up - Duaune Burns - Golf
El Questro Accomodation package for 2 nights Volunteering WA purchased a PumpHouse meal voucher
* Service to Sport - Glenn Taylor - Adventure sports, Kimberley Action Sports, Dragon Boating, Lake Argyle Swim, Event organisation
* Senior Sport Star - Chelsea Dear - Netball and Touch
* Club of the Year - Kununurra Touch Football
CONGRATULATIONS to the 6 winners and to all the top notch Finalists who made this year's judging an extremely tough job.
The East Kimberly Sports Association is extremely grateful to everyone who supported our night, and special thanks to our Fantastic Sponsors, many who have supported this event for 4 years in a row.
Matt Hodgson was a dynamic Guest Speaker , easily weaving between Union, League and AFL as he entertained the crowd.
He did stress that talent is not the determining factor of success, Matt said that it is a combination of talent, determination and being willing to grab opportunities as they come your way.
Official Finalists Dave Woodyard Service to Sport Finalists Dick Pasfield, Senior Sports Star Angela Lovelock with Matt Hodgson. Sue Riley, Peter Stubbs and Glenn Taylor Rourke Walsh, Matt Stubbs
Mario Rapanaro absent. and Claire Gerrard for Chelsea Dear
Club finalists of the Year- Kununurra Touch Football, Kununurra Water Ski Club, Kimberley Rugby League, Kununurra Touch Football with Matt Hodgson KUNUNURRA TOUCH FOOTBALL
Tickets are selling fast and today is your last chance to purchase tickets for Saturday night.
Come and support the Finalists while you also enjoy mingling with local sports people and volunteers and celebrating their achievements
Matt Hodgson , Western Force Captain and Wallaby player is the EKSA's Guest speaker and will no doubt motivate us with examples of tenacity throughout his sporting career.
EKSA's Sports Day with Matt Hodgson
As part of the East Kimberley Sports Association's Sports Awards, the Committee has organised for Matt Hodgson , the Guest speaker to host a sports day on Saturday morning.
This will be held at the KDHS oval to coincide with the school fete, from 8am to 10am. Refreshment will be provided. This is open for all children. Children under 10 will require a parent to accompany them.
Good Luck to Kununurra Soccer Association...
Kununurra is sending a senior team of 23 people over to compete in Broome, what a massive effort, think they must be just about booking a plane for themselves!
All the best Mario and team!!
Kununurra Taekwondo is offering 10-14 year olds a come and try Taekwondo on Thurs at the Leisure 10-11:30 am. Who knows your child may find a new passion!
Register a team to join in the Kununurra softball competition,which begins this Friday evening. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively go down to the Town oval to watch the action!
The Waterski Club is offering beginner lessons in skiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding. Contact them at Kununurrawaterski@hotmail.com to register and improve your skills.