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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Strengthening communities through sport

Get ready to be inspired as the region’s first sport and recreation conference is set to take place at Batemans Bay on 14-15 October 2022.

The South East and Tablelands Regional Sport and Recreation Conference is co-hosted by the Eurobodalla Shire Council and NSW Office of Sport.

The theme is ‘strengthening communities through sport’. Community sports club volunteers, sporting professionals, administrators and local councils are encouraged to attend the two-day event.

Council’s recreation coordinator Tina Smith said the conference will be a great opportunity for the region’s sporting and recreational sector to connect, communicate and collaborate.

“The program has been designed to bring together industry experts and government officials to focus on the key issues impacting sport and active recreation in the south east,” Ms Smith said.

“Attendees can expect to get a boost in knowledge and motivation as well as network with sporting colleagues from across the region.”

The program includes sessions on participation, health and wellbeing, child safety, coaching and talent pathways.

Olympian Jane Flemming will headline the program. Since retiring from her international track and field career, Ms Flemming became an athletics commentator and a business manager of high-profile athletes, including American Olympic gold medallist, Michael Johnson.

Ms Flemming is also CEO of Live Life Get Active - a nationwide program that provides free physical, mental and social health sessions in communities, including the Eurobodalla Shire.

Other presenters at the conference include Brooke De Landre, who will speak on behalf of the Australian Sports Commission, as well as Lachlan Clarke of NSW Office of Sport. State and federal government representatives will also attend.

The conference will be held at the Eurobodalla Shire’s award-winning arts and aquatic facility, Bay Pavilions.

The conference is free to attend, thanks to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources' Building Better Regions funds.

Dinner on Friday night with entertainment is included as well as lunch and refreshments on both days. To register visit

View the conference program on Council’s events page.

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