WHY IS MY KID’S SPORTSGROUND CLOSED AGAIN?!

So, your U9 is eager to get to their Saturday football game, but though it’s a sunny morning, it’s been raining cats and dogs for most of the week. Will the sportsground still be closed, you wonder?   Suddenly, you get that message which says the match has been cancelled by the Council as the ground is too wet to play Read more…

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HOW TO TACKLE BULLIES IN SPORT

A couple of years ago the NRL announced a Tackle Bullying Program, to help teammates, friends and classmates understand the impact of bullies in sport and other areas of life, and how to deal with them. However, it’s an important reminder at the beginning of another season of sports that bullying is, sadly, still practised within our sporting Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Autumn School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities, clinics and camps around Sydney for kids of all school ages. School holidays can be a bit on the boring side for our boys and girls, so these are a fantastic way to help them burn energy while staying off the electronics. They will also refine their motor skills, learn Read more…

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‘SUPERVISED KIDS DON’T DROWN,’ SAYS A CONCERNED MUM

Since 19 December 2016, there have been more than 20 deaths due to drowning – and it’s only January! Most of these deaths were kids. One mother of young children was so disturbed by this statistic, she put fingers to keyboard to urge parents to take more care watching their kids around water. It’s such a tragedy we are losing so Read more…

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20 NEW-RELEASE SPORT, FOOD AND HEALTH BOOKS!

Laze away summer arvos with a book – and we’re not talking a Mills & Boon romance here. Make it something inspirational, healthy or … delicious! Be it a bio or a novel, there are loads of new titles out now to entertain the whole family… CRICKET The Big Bash Book 2016-17 by Daniel Lane Get Read more…

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GUIDE TO SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Summer School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities and programs around Sydney for kids of all ages. Sports are a fantastic way to help boys and girls burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break. They will refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the featured Summer school holiday Read more…

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THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET

Got people coming over to your house for a barbie? After their bellies are full, why not challenge them to a game of backyard cricket? It’s pretty much an Aussie tradition on a hot day. But don’t forget to follow the rules! Sure, you can make up your own, but if you like, here are some Read more…

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WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK: DO YOU NEED ONE?

Back in June 2013 the NSW Commission for Children and Young People introduced a mandatory check for anyone who works around children, thus it was named the Working With Children Check (WWCC). So what does it involve for those working in the sporting industry? In a nutshell, the Working With Children Check is designed to help Read more…

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COULD YOUR CHILD STOP THEMSELVES FROM DROWNING?

Whenever we hear of a drowning tragedy, it immediately brings to mind any young people we know and their swimming ability. Many of us have pools, or friends or neighbours with one, and then there are the countless beaches and other waterways where we like to cool off and have fun. Of course, we try to watch Read more…

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WHAT BALL SIZE DOES YOUR CHILD NEED FOR THEIR SPORT?

As your sporty child grows, their ball needs to grow with them. So, to help them be the best at their game, here is a snapshot of what ball size is recommended for sports at various ages.  AFL U9-U11 – Size 2 U12-U13 – Size 3 U14-U15 – Size 4 15+ females – Size 4.5 15+ males Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT’S GUIDE TO SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Spring School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities and programs for boys and girls of all ages. A fantastic way to help the kids burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break, they’ll also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the Read more…

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SHOULD I LET MY CHILD PLAY HIGH-CONTACT RUGBY UNION OR LEAGUE?

Rugby union and rugby league are typically both high-contact, high-collision sports, and it can invoke dread in many parents when their son (or daughter) decides they want to play one of these codes. So do you wrap up your child in cotton wool and say ‘no!’ straight out to them playing? Here’s a little more info to help with your decision-making. Read more…

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STAINS: HOW TO GET GRASS, BLOOD & DIRT OUT OF SPORTS GEAR!

Stains. They may be worn as a badge of honour during a match – proof of a well-fought game – but when it comes to laundry time, they can be a bugger to get out. So, here are our tricks to getting those grass, blood and dirt marks out of your sporting gear, so that it becomes a blank canvas again Read more…

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27 ACTIVITIES TO GET YOUR KIDS MOVING MORE

If you’re like most parents, tearing your children away from screen time to spend a few hours playing or getting involved in physical activities and team sports can feel like an ongoing battle. And never more so than when it’s wet or cold outside. But persist we must, so here are some great ideas to help Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport: July School Holiday Sports is a go-to guide featuring exciting sports activities for boys and girls of all ages that are sure to help them burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break. Children will also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the featured July school Read more…

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HARD KNOCKS: CONCUSSION IN SPORT

Contact sports are just that – full of contact – but sometimes the head cops the brunt following a collision. And while our noggins are pretty tough, if we’re hit the wrong way or a little too hard, we could end up with a concussion. But what does that mean for players? The football codes have the Read more…

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10 FAMILY ACTIVITIES TO SATISFY SPORTS-CRAZY KIDS

We all want to encourage our kids to adopt a fit and healthy lifestyle, and what better way than to lead by example? The following activities promote fitness, knowledge, agility … and probably even a little parents vs kids competition. What will your family do next? 1. Beach/Park Cricket Winter, summer … it doesn’t matter, heading to Read more…

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PARENTS ON THE SIDELINE TAKING KIDS’ SPORT TO THE DARK SIDE

Let’s face it, parents who yell or mouth off at their children, other children, the ref, the coach, or even at no-one in particular, do not make any game fun for anyone. Nor do parents who think little Kevin is going to be the best athlete the world has ever seen and are prepared to steamroll everyone on their way Read more…

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TIPS FOR TAKING YOUNGER KIDS TO THE STADIUM

When you’re a proud supporter, you can’t wait to share the love and take the kids along to games to watch your team play. In your mind’s eye you see them cheering alongside you and your family bond strengthening over a bucket of hot chips. But how do you keep them still and engaged for the whole Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS FOR KIDS

Looking for a fun and healthy way to occupy the kids during the school holidays? The Sydney Sport: April School Holiday Sports For Kids is a go-to guide that features exciting sports camps and clinics for boys and girls of all ages which are sure to keep them entertained and active – all while teaching and refining their Read more…

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48 SPORTY BIRTHDAY CAKES THAT ARE A SMASH HIT!

So, young Johnny wants a football-themed cake for his birthday? And little Anna would like a netball cake? And, of course, milestone Pete would want something golf related to showcase the love of his sport. Whatever cake the young (or old) sports nut in your family desires, don’t despair. We have a stadium full of fabulous examples right here. These cakes Read more…

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RIPS – HOW TO RECOGNISE THESE OCEAN CURRENTS … AND GET OUT!

As a former surf lifesaver, when I’m at a beach I constantly find myself automatically in patrol mode, and I’m always troubled seeing the amount of swimmers that enter the surf straight into a rip zone, reveals musician Kenny Jewel. This includes, and most worryingly of all, children. I hope the below tips will help. I know Read more…

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HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR KIDS’ MOTOR SKILLS WITH SPORT + EXERCISE

There’s nothing more amazing than watching your precious little ones grow into their bodies. As parents, we marvel at what they do and what they learn every day. Through natural development and the right encouragement much of the physical progress we observe, from babyhood to beyond, comes naturally. However, other skills do need some assistance Read more…

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