PLAY ON! Fun and games to increase SA’s physical activity levels...
Play Australia is in the midst of its inaugural South Australian 1000 Play Streets initiative in the Campbelltown City Council area, encouraging residents to enjoy a more active lifestyle.
With a goal to increase physical activity levels in SA (currently only 58% of us meet physical activity requirements of at least 150 minutes a week), Kylie and Paul discuss how the South Australian Government program Game On aims to help increase this figure to 62% in 5 years, and again to 66% in 10 years.
Our 2020 member survey results are in!
A must-read for all our Members on the future focus of Play Australia.
Why is Play Australia collaborating in the National Sports Convention in 2020?
An open letter to Play Australia’s diverse members and stakeholders from Kieran Brophy, Assistant Director of Play Australia.
Following the launch of Play Australia’s five year strategy positioning play as a national health priority, the organisation is excited to present three key partnership opportunities over 2020–25, to help grow play within Australian communities and improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Read the Full Release as a PDF here.
Play Australia receives a share of the South Australian Government’s 2020-21 Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP).
This funding is to support Play Australia’s '1000 Play Streets: Empowering a locally led model for our multicultural communities'.
Read more about the announcement on SA Premier Steve Marshall's website here.
"As we are emerging from our homes post COVID-19 and children are getting back to school, now is the perfect time to get our children walking there. But parents still seem hesitant to let them. This era of risk aversion by parents is creating problems for our children’s development.
Instead of being as safe as possible, children need to be as safe as necessary. Read More...
Reclaiming our streets as a safe place for our kids to PLAY!
Who remembers stilts as a fun pass time of their childhood? - WE DO!
We would love to bring back stilts, during Covid19 and beyond, as a FUN and SAFE way to play at a distance in our neighbourhoods for little and big kids alike.
With many families experiencing home isolation and physical distancing, Play Australia is concerned about the impact this is having on children’s mental health, now more than ever. Play Australia has responded to the World Health Organisation’s Draft Discussion Paper ‘Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents, adults and older adults’, seeking an increased commitment by governments, schools, the early childhood sector, families and communities to make changes and encourage children to play outside every day, as a matter of urgency. Read our full Media Release here.