Are you participating in Movember?
Are you participating in Movember
to raise funds and awareness for men's health? If so, we would love to support your cause by sharing your story amongst our members using the power of ALFA's social media channels. To do so, please send us
the link to your fundraising page and a photo of your mo in progress.
And the Winner is... Gold Coast
The Gold Coast’s Broadwater Parklands came alive at 8am on 13th November as the announcement was made that the Gold Coast had won the bid (43-27 votes) to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games ahead of the emerging Sri Lankan city of Hambantota, but what difference does winning the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mean for Australian leisure facilities?
ALFA is on Google+ are you?
ALFA has set up a Google+ Business Page
, enabling the ALFA Alliance to connect with a whole new community of on-line users. Since ALFA’s inception, ALFA has embraced the use of social media as a means of connecting and engaging with the industry and sees Google+ as the next step. Are you or your organisation on Google+ as yet? More
YMCA Undercover Boss Australia - Lessons Learnt
ALFA member, industry colleague and Chief Operating Officer of YMCA, Nick Cox, took off the tie and returned to his roots volunteering in a range of roles for the YMCA as “Undercover Boss”. There were some great lessons for us all to learn from this exercise. More
New Licence Scheme For Fitness Classes
In case you haven't heard, there is a New Licence Scheme For Fitness Classes that becomes effective 1 January 2012. Make sure your facility is aware of the details and planning accordingly. More
2012 Industry Calendar - Call For Event Details
ALFA is in the process of updating it's Industry Events Calendar
for 2012 (and the rest of 2011). If you have any industry events you would like added, please e-mail details to email@example.com. Check out other events in our industry calendar
to see the type of information required.
The ALFA Blog is both the voice of and the voice for the aquatics, recreation and leisure facilities industry in Australia. As such, ALFA is asking "what else do you want to see in the ALFA Blog"
and is welcoming guest posts from people within the industry to ensure fresh perspectives and the full story is provided on current industry issues. There are many reasons why you may choose to be a Guest Blogger
, such as... more
Check out what our members are writing about:
Do you have a blog that you would like to share with ALFA and our members? Submit the details of your blog to ALFA
and we may feature one of your blogs in our next e-news.
London 2012 Olympics Chooses Technogym
Congratulations to ALFA's newest National Commercial Supplier member, Technogym Australia, who have been recently confirmed as the exclusive fitness equipment supplier for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. More
News items are provided by members of the ALFA Alliance, Australasian Leisure Management and other sources. All news items reflect the personal opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of ALFA.
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Resource of the Month
ARV Indoor Aquatic And Recreation Facility Development Guidelines
Check out the ARV Indoor Aquatic And Recreation Facility Development Guidelines
These Guidelines are presented in a step by step process with accompanying schedules, which provide an outline of the key matters that a council should consider when either constructing a new or undertaking major refurbishment of an indoor aquatic and recreation centre.
for more information.
Thanks to our good friends at Aquatics and Recreation Victoria
for sharing this great resource with ALFA Alliance members. Have you stumbled across something lately that you think is worth sharing and/or discussing? Let us know so we can feature it in our next edition of the ALFA e-news.
16 FitBiz 2011 - Brisbane, QLD
17 NSW PD Series 02: Monitor & Maintain Water Quality - Seven Hills, NSW
18 NSW PD Series 02: Introduction to Conflict - Seven Hills, NSW
18 FitBiz 2011 - Sydney, NSW
21 NSW PD Series 02: Storing Handling & Maintaining Chemicals - Seven Hills, NSW
22 NSW Swim & Survive Partner Pool PD Series: Teaching Beginners Butterfly - Seven Hills, NSW
23 NSW PD Series 02: Risk Management for Aquatics Supervisors & Managers - Seven Hills, NSW
25 FitBiz 2011 - Melbourne, VIC
25-28 Get NZ Active Conference - Auckland, New Zealand
26-4 Dec Water Safety Week: Play it Safe by the Water - VIC
29 NSW PD Series 02: Operate Aquatic Facility Plant & Equipment - Seven Hills, NSW
5 NSW PD Series 02: Armed Hold-up - Seven Hills, NSW
6 NSW PD Series 02: ATSI Cultural Awareness - Seven Hills, NSW8 ARV Facility Management Standing Committee - VIC
10 - RecSA Watch Around Water Season Launch - SA
15 ARV Education Standing Committee - VIC
ALFA Publication Deadlines
E-news - 7 December
ALFA Journal - 7 January