Newsletters from 2015
Relay - 21 December 2015
In this edition: Seasons Greetings to all our readers. Sport New Zealand is reviewing Relay and its other research resources and publications and this is the last edition of Relay in this format. As a subscriber to Relay, we need and would value your feedback to this survey, to assist us in best meeting the needs of the wide range of stakeholders who use these resources. The survey also seeks your permission to be in touch once we have decided how to proceed.
Relay - 3 December 2015
In this edition: In an age of “shareable, snackable” news, the habits of sports-watchers are changing too. In the Organisation Capacity section, we carry new thinking on how so-called Millennials (the generation aged between 13 and 34 years) are changing how sport is watched, including the growth of the “omnivore fan”. The Young People section looks at injury prevention strategies for young athletes, some of whom are suffering more serious injuries than in the past. Off the Bench looks at talent identification and development, including research that shows genetic testing is not predictive for sporting talent. In Community Sport and Recreation, there’s new thinking on how clubs can support athletes’ mental as well as physical well-being. Burn-out among top coaches features in the High Performance section.
Relay - 16 November 2015
In this edition: With the Rugby World Cup in the bag for the All Blacks, the value of the RWC tournament and a claim that rugby union is now the world’s fastest-growing sport is assessed in the High Performance section, while Off the Bench focuses on measures of the value of sport, led by Sport New Zealand's latest report. Meanwhile, coaches have a chance to hear from ABs coach Steve Hansen at a conference highlighted in the Community Sport and Recreation section, and the Sports Science and Technology section looks at female athletes’ health issues. The Young People section includes several new reports on the value of outdoor play and recreation, while the Organisational Capability section examines new models for engaging sports fans as traditional attendance at games falls away.
Relay - 22 October 2015
In this edition: With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, we present rugby-related research and initiatives throughout the newsletter, ranging from programmes to introduce children to rugby through to the international promotion of rugby and new sport science on rugby training and injury prevention. Elsewhere, the Community Sport and Recreation concentrates on the rise of ‘masters’ competition for older athletes. Off the Bench covers recent advances in international sports systems, including such themes as sports policies, governance structures, funding models, strategic priorities and organisational development.
Relay - 20 August 2015
In this edition: The tension between the desire to grow sustainable sports participation through sponsorship and the influence of alcohol and fast food advertising on sports culture remains a key area of debate. This edition’s Off the Bench section pulls together recent research in this contentious area. Efforts to understand and support the participation of people with disabilities in sport are the focus of articles in the Young People’s and Community Sport and Recreation sections. In Organisational Capability, we highlight efforts and challenges to attain gender equity in sports, and the commercial opportunities available in women’s sports.