Rec+ Research

Parks and Leisure Australia Vic/Tas Region (PLA Vic/Tas) and Rec People are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring evidence-based research findings from sport, recreation, leisure, play, parks and open space sectors to the physical activity industry.

The joint initiative Rec+ Research is a result of both organisations recognising a need to deliver a dedicated program that identifies and presents the latest industry research findings directly to the practitioners who are responsible for the planning and delivery of programs, services and infrastructure in our communities.

The goal of Rec+ Research is to keep industry professionals up to date with the latest data and research on parks and open space provision and usage, sport and recreation facility provision, and physical activity programs and services.

Useful evidence-based research findings and real-time data are regularly being developed by universities, research companies, equipment manufacturers, councils, and federal governments, and partner agencies. Rec+ Research aims to collect and collate research data and facilitate the means by which you receive it, to assist you to make more responsive policy and planning decisions and more compelling arguments for necessary resource allocation.

Rec+ Research will help you turn ANALYSIS of data into ACTION in an easy to access forum.

PLA Vic/Tas and Rec People will deliver a series of online Rec+ Research webinars and in-person sessions to sector staff and professionals as research findings become available. All organisations and agencies conducting research relevant to the sport, recreation, leisure, play and the open space sectors, are encouraged to deliver their research findings through this platform.

Rec+ Research presented online will be FREE for all PLA members or $25 for non- members, and when presented during seminars, conferences or other events will be subject to event pricing.

To discuss opportunities to present your research findings as part of Rec+ Research, please contact Dan Ferguson or 0432 334 054.

Session 2 Tuesday 26 July 2022

Rec+ Research Session 2 – Active and Healthy Kids Scorecard Tuesday 26 July 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEST Time via Zoom

Australia’s scorecard on getting kids active and healthy
Register now for this important online forum! A joint Rec People and Parks and Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas) region initiative.

Getting kids active and healthy is a goal all local governments across Australia share but according to the Active Healthy Kids Australia: 2022 Report Card, there has been no significant improvement in physical activity levels amongst our kids since measurements were started in 2014.

So how do we improve physical activity outcomes for children in our communities? Join us at our next Rec+ Research session on Active Healthy Kids, delivered in partnership with ASPA (Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity) where our panel of experts will break down the latest Active Healthy Kids Australia: 2022 Report Card and unlock the opportunities held within the data presented.

Dan Ferguson, MD @theCommunityCollaborative, Council Member, Parks and Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas region)
Professor Kylie Hesketh, Deakin University, Vic
Associate Professor Nicky Ridgers, University of South Australia
Associate Professor Verity Cleland, University of Tasmania

DATE: Tuesday 26th July
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEST)
COST: PLA members FREE, non-members $25
To view the Active and Healthy Kids report card please click here

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