Newsletters from 2014
Relay - 12 May 2014
In this edition: the significance of competition in childrens' sports participation is a focus in the Young People section, along with a trove of official papers published from the recent international conference on health, physical education and recreation.
Relay - 22 April 2014
Research indicates gender imbalances are as entrenched in sport as any other part of society, but the implications for girls and women of leading less active lives has profound life-long consequences. We focus on this issue throughout this edition of Relay, with special emphasis on teenage girls in Off the Bench. Also on the agenda for global sporting codes is the incidence of concussion in contact sports (Sports Science and Medicine).
Relay - 7 March 2014
Talent identification is at the core of any sport’s ambitions to produce athletes who can excel at the elite level. The Off the Bench section collates numerous recent articles on this important topic. Elsewhere, there are two new research pieces on the prevalence of body image issues for women athletes, along with initiatives to increase sports participation by women and girls. In the Outdoor Recreation section, there’s new research on the potential impact of climate change on the Australasian skiing industry.
Relay: 13 February 2014
Sponsorship is a lifeblood for many sporting organisations, and making the most of it for both sponsor and sponsored is vital, as can be seen in the Organisational Capability section. In the Sports Science section, new research finds athletes do have a home advantage. Outdoor Recreation includes the first economic evaluation of the national cycle trail network, while Off the Bench looks at Places and Spaces including an update around earthquake recovery in Christchurch.
Relay - 28 January 2014
Methods of valuing sport and recreation continue to attract attention. The Off the Bench and Outdoor Recreation sections present a range of such studies including from Sport New Zealand’s new Sport and Recreation Case Study Toolkit. With the Sochi Winter Olympics on the horizon, we feature the official website with all the information you need to know, in the High Performance section.