Aussie Sports

Aussie Sports 
Prepared by  Prepared by: Dr Ralph Richards, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Sport Australia (formerly Australian Sports Commission)
Last updated  Last updated: 18 February 2016
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The AUSSIE Sports program was launched by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in April 1986. For the first time, Australia had a nationally coordinated program of sports education and development targeting primary school age children.

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The AUSSIE Sports program was introduced as a nationally coordinated sport education program, targeting primary school-age children.


AUSSIE Sports was based upon a 'shared responsibility' approach among schools, sporting organisations, and community groups.


Core concepts from the AUSSIE Sports program helped to shape the Junior Sports Framework of many National Sporting Organisations.

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