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Northern Territory Minister for Sport and Recreation Lia Finocchiaro

Territory Sport Goes Higher Faster Stronger

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Lia Finocchiaro, has opened the Northern Territory Government’s Sport Education Forum in Alice Springs this morning.

The series of free forums assist sporting clubs and coaches to build the capacity of their sports and improve participation experiences for athletes from the grass roots to elite levels.

Ms. Finocchiaro said the theme of this year’s forums was: ‘Higher, Faster, Stronger’.

“As the new Minister for Sport and Recreation today was a perfect opportunity to meet the people who are at the forefront of developing sport in the Northern Territory.” Ms. Finocchiaro said.

“The theme of this year’s forums, ‘Higher, Faster, Stronger’ represents the key outcomes Territory clubs, coaches and athletes should be striving for.”

“The Sport Education Forums will assist individuals and clubs who have a passion for developing athletes along a pathway of life-long involvement in sport.” Ms. Finocchiaro said.

“Coaches will hear how to enhance their technical skill development and will be exposed to current best practice coaching methods across a range of topics that are practical to implement into any coaching environment.”

“The sport forums will also include club development sessions to assist administrators in attracting volunteers, improving the effectiveness of committees and ensuring that sporting clubs are inclusive for all Territorians.”

“The Northern Territory Government is committed to increasing opportunities for Territorians to become involved in sport. We know sport is important, not just for its health benefits, but for keeping our communities strong.” Ms. Finocchiaro said.

The free Sport Education Forums are open to coaches, managers, development officers, community sport and recreation officers, fitness trainers, administrators and teachers.

The forums will be run in Alice Springs on March 7-10, Katherine on March 18-20 and in Darwin on March 21-24.

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