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Annual Report 1990-1991 Office of Sport Recreation and Ethnic Affairs



Annual Report 1990-1991 Office of Sport Recreation and Ethnic Affairs

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Tabled Paper 796


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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P artic ipation w ith in spo rting g roups. T h is w ill be the f irs t tim e th a t in fo rm a tio n has been co llec ted specifica lly on spo rt and recrea tion partic ipa tion in the N orthern T errito ry . A n u m b e r o f s t r a te g i e s h a v e n o w b e e n estab lished to iden tify and en cou rage up and com ing a th le tes to im prove th e ir perfo rm ance and reduce the effec ts o f iso la tion from the h ig h er levels o f com p etitio n ava ilab le to in te r sta te co u n te rp arts . S ch o la rsh ip s for C oaches w ere in troduced a long w ith the m ain tenance o f the S ports S ch o la rsh ip S chem e. T he first S ports E xcellence P rog ram w as held bring ing a th letes and coaches to g e th e r in a concen tra ted tra in ing en v ironm en t to im prove th e ir level o f perfo rm ance. T he G ran ts-in -A id P rogram con tinues to be o f m a jo r b e n e f i t to S p o r t a n d R e c r e a t io n a l o rg a n is a tio n s w ith a to ta l o f $ 4 .7 M b e in g d is trib u ted th ro u g h o u t the T errito ry in 1990/91. W ith th e c o n tin u in g d em an d o f fu n d s and th e c u rre n t e co n o m ic c lim a te , o rg an isa tio n s seek ing fu tu re fu n d in g w ill need to address th e ir accoun tab ility fo r the m ost e ffec tive and e ffic ien t use o f g ran ts. T he O ffice a lso ack n o w led g es th e su p p o rt, bo th in -k ind and financ ia l, o f the m any sponsors w h o h a v e s u p p o r te d a w id e v a r ie ty o f p rog ram s. In m any cases com pan ies can bring ex p ertise in p ro fessiona l areas, and by asso c ia tion can en hance the cred ib ility o f even ts and ac tiv ities. 7