Australian sports organizations at both national and state levels have primarily supported sport development in the country through provision of funds and policy formulations. There have been calls for enhanced focus on elite sport development. However, such calls have not succeeded due to greater interests whose priorities have been towards sport development at the grassroots […]

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An essential concept in analyzing sport development is the reliance on the sport development pyramid. This pyramid acts as a conceptual model that explains the pathways for individuals to advance from a lower level to a higher performance level.The focus of the various rugby programs instituted at each level is to increase the number of […]

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Another important building materials incorporated into energy sustainability is the use of solar panels and windmills. One article entitled “How Do Solar Panel Work?” (2013) describes solar panel as “a device that collects photons of sunlight, which are very small packets of electromagnetic radiation energy, and converts them into electrical current that can be used […]

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These varying systems necessitate the need for considering each sport individually.    Sotiriadou, Shilbury & Quick (2009) identify various stakeholders in the sports development process. They categorize these stakeholders into three groups namely the government(s) at federal and state and local levels, sporting organizations (NSOs, SSOs), as well as participants and volunteers (coaches, sponsors and staff). […]

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In the US, the Obama administration has been supporting global efforts in promoting energy sustainability. Among the global initiatives receiving support from his administration is the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) program which provides an “important opportunity for the international community to address issues critical to the future of sustainable development, energy […]

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 Australia’s premier rugby development program is the Pathway to Gold program. It is a national youth talent development program that spans from the grassroots level through to high-performance rugby. The underpinning objective of the program is to provide access to available highly effective and attractive national high-performance talent development and selection opportunities throughout Australia.  The […]

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Recently, there has been a switch in strategy from the traditional practice of a broad-brush approach to a strategy where the focus is on one particular target group and sport, with the objective of encouraging them to seize available opportunities. Sport development in many countries has become a professional undertaking with talent identification, selection and […]

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