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Behind The Sport

The "Behind the Sport" podcast is the brain child of John Cranwell, Inclusive Sport SA CEO. After listening to podcasts for a number of years on his drive to work, John identified the lack of podcasts that focussed directly on sports administration and what happens behind the scenes in sport. What happens behind the doors to get your favourite elite team onto the field? How does my Club organise our Division 4 side? What even is a 'Sports Administrator'? The Podcast has weekly guests who work in the sport and recreation industry and who can share their current challenges, success and future plans. The podcast is a great insight into how sports operate and is targeted towards other sport administrators and interested listeners.
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The "Behind the Sport" podcast is the brain child of John Cranwell, Inclusive Sport SA CEO. After listening to podcasts for a number of years on his drive to work, John identified the lack of podcasts that focussed directly on sports administration and what happens behind the scenes in sport. What happens behind the doors to get your favourite elite team onto the field? How does my Club organise our Division 4 side? What even is a 'Sports Administrator'?

The Podcast has weekly guests who work in the sport and recreation industry and who can share their current challenges, success and future plans. The podcast is a great insight into how sports operate and is targeted towards other sport administrators and interested listeners.

Jul 21, 2016

Bronwyn Klei is the General Manager of Commercial and Sales at SACA as well as the General Manager of the Adelaide Strikers. In this episode Bronwyn shares her journey from the world of commercial radio into sports admin and we discuss what 'commercial' is in sport today.

w. www.adelaidestrikers.com.au/ 

t. @StrikersBBL and @StrikersWBBL

f. www.facebook.com/StrikersBBL 

t. @SACAnews 

Jun 27, 2016

This week I catch up with Jake Parkinson, the SANFL CEO, and we discuss what it is like to lead such a culturally important organisation to SA and what their future looks like for the SANFL.

w. http://www.sanfl.com.au/ 

f. http://www.sanfl.com.au/

t. @sanfl 

Jun 10, 2016

It has been a while between episodes but we are back with Episode 33 featuring Steve Baldas the Tennis SA CEO. We speak about his sports administration journey, his journey as a player and what is happening in Tennis SA.

Mar 10, 2016

In Episode 32 I catch up with Ali Clarke (of ABC Adelaide 891 and Netball SA) and we chat about everything from good governance to media engagement! Ali was a great guest and she has a real passion for sport.

T:  @ali__clarke 

W:  https://radio.abc.net.au/ 

Feb 28, 2016

In this episode I catch up with Nathan Davidson who has an interesting dual role as the CEO for both Baseball SA and their professional team, the Adelaide Bite. We chat about these dual roles and how he went from player to administrator.

Nathan Davidson - ndavison@adelaidebite.com.au 

www.adelaidebite.com.au 

http://baseballsa.com.au/ 

Feb 8, 2016

Joining me for the first episode of 2016 is Damien Jennings from the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport. Damien works within sport integrity at ORS and we have a great chat about how to keep the integrity in sport and the work that ORS are doing.

 

w. http://www.ors.sa.gov.au/sport_and_recreation/managing_your_club_or_association/sport_integrity 

Dec 17, 2015

In my last episode for 2015, I had the great opportunity to sit with the CEO of the Port Adelaide Football Club, Keith Thomas! This is the longest episode yet, but I felt that it deserved to be listened to in full as Keith was a fantastic guest. We chat about all things PAFC, what the role of an AFL CEO is and mostly, we talk about leading change as Keith has done at Port Adelaide in his tenure.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it as I think Keith has some great insight that many can learn from.

Merry Christmas!

w. http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/ 

Dec 6, 2015

In Episode 28 I chat to the operators of the Australian Sports Commission's Clearing House of Sport which is a fantastic resource for all sport administrators and Club officials. We chat about what the Clearing House is and how it can best be utilised!

w. https://www.clearinghouseforsport.gov.au/ 

Nov 25, 2015

Episode 27 features Robert McMurtrie, the founder and Director of Sportspeople.com.au. Robert and I discuss everything from how Sportspeople was established and their current role through to work life balance and how future administrators should approach job applications. This is one of my favourite episodes yet and a must for all sport administrators!

w. www.sportspeople.com.au 

Nov 15, 2015

While I was at the Our Sporting Future Conference I managed to catch up with Andrew Ramsay, Director for Sport Insights and Government Relations with the Australian Sports Commission. We had a great chat that covered a number of areas from management of staff to the new Play.Sport.Australia. policy document from the ASC.

LinkedIn - https://au.linkedin.com/in/andrew-ramsay-9a04a350 

Email - andrew.ramsay@ausport.gov.au 

Nov 1, 2015

At the recent Our Sporting Future conference run by the Australian Sports Commission, I tried to catch up with one of the organisers, Tim Arnold. Tim was very busy during the conference but luckily we were able to catch up this week over the phone (so I apologise for the difference in sound quality!). I highly encourage any sport administrators to attend the next conference in 2017.

Conference website: www.oursportingfuture.com

Australian Sports Commission website: www.ausport.gov.au 

Oct 25, 2015

Sean Callanan was a speaker at the Australian Sports Commission's Conference (Our Sporting Future 2015) and I had a chance to catch up with him regarding his business 'Sports Geek' that specialises in fan engagement through digital marketing. Sean also hosts his own successful podcast 'Sports Geek Podcast'.

 

To get in touch with Sean, head to:

Website - http://sportsgeekhq.com/# 

Twitter - @sportsgeek

Email - sean@sportsgeekhq.com 

 

 

Sep 28, 2015

In Episode 23 I speak with Ben Scales, the CEO of Netball SA, and discuss what is involved with a professional sports team!

 For more info on Ben and Netball SA, head to:

Netball SA Website

Adelaide Thunderbirds Website

Sep 14, 2015

In Episode 22 I spoke with Ben Scales, the CEO of Netball SA, about how he became a sports administrator.

 

For more info on Ben and Netball SA, head to:

Netball SA Website

Adelaide Thunderbirds Website

Aug 31, 2015

Paul Anderson, Executive Director of the Office for Recreation and Sport, joins me again to share his journey to sports administration and how his skills from the 'corporate world' have trasitioned into his role with ORS.

 

Office for Recreation and Sport website:

www.ors.sa.gov.au

Aug 17, 2015

When I first started the podcast, I had a dream guest list, one of which I spoke with for Episode 20. Paul Anderson is the Executive Director for the Office for Recreation and Sport in South Australia and he shares the current role and direction of the department.

 

Visit the Office for Recreation and Sport website:

www.ors.sa.gov.au

Aug 11, 2015

I chat again to Michael Woods from Swimming Australia and finish our discussion on using sport as a community development tool!

Michael can be conotacted through:

Email - michael.woods@swimming.org.au 

Linkedin - https://au.linkedin.com/pub/michael-woods/69/2b7/391 

Aug 6, 2015

In my first ever 'Skype' podcast, I chat to Michael Woods from Swimming Australia about how he became a Sports Administrator and ended up at an Olympic Games!

Michael can be conotacted through:

Email - michael.woods@swimming.org.au 

Linkedin - https://au.linkedin.com/pub/michael-woods/69/2b7/391 

Jul 26, 2015

In this episode I look at the research from the La Trobe University’s Centre for Sport and Social Impact/AFL Victoria titled 'Value of a Community Football Club' (follow this link for a hard copy).

Jul 6, 2015

With the horrific passing of Adelaide Football Club Senior Coach Phil Walsh on July 3rd, this week's episode is a sad and tragic reminder of the importance of Crisis Management.

Vale Phil Walsh...

Jun 21, 2015

Ben Cameron from ISP Sports Management joins me again to chat about grassroots sports clubs and the challenges they are facing.

ISP Sports Management is an innovative sports marketing and strategic planning service for local sporting clubs and competitions, assisting with revenue opportunties and marketing inititatives to help the growth of local sporting competitions.

Contact Ben Cameron and ISP Sports Management:

Phone : 0413 243 567
Address :14 Regent Street, Melrose Park SA 5039
Email : ben.cameron@ispsportsmanagement.com.au
Website : www.ispsportsmanagement.com.au

Jun 8, 2015

In this episode, Ben Cameron from ISP chats to me about the role ISP plays in assisting grass roots sporting clubs.

ISP Sports Management is an innovative sports marketing and strategic planning service for local sporting clubs and competitions, assisting with revenue opportunties and marketing inititatives to help the growth of local sporting competitions.

Contact Ben Cameron and ISP Sports Management:

Phone : 0413 243 567
Address :14 Regent Street, Melrose Park SA 5039
Email : ben.cameron@ispsportsmanagement.com.au
Website : www.ispsportsmanagement.com.au

May 18, 2015

It has a been a few weeks sence the last Behind The Sport so here is my first 'Solo' podcast and update on what has been happening!

Mar 29, 2015

Adam Bishop from Athletics SA joins us again to talk all things 'facilities'!

Contact Adam via:

Email - adam.bishop@athleticssa.com.au

Website - www.athleticssa.com.au

Mar 22, 2015

Adam Bishop, CEO of Athletics SA, joined me to chat about how be became a sports administrator and what is happening in the sport of athletics here in SA!

Contact Adam via:

Email - adam.bishop@athleticssa.com.au

Website - www.athleticssa.com.au

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