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Sport and Recreation Spatial wins Parks and Leisure Australia Award

31 May 2017

Sport and Recreation Spatial has received a Parks and Leisure Australia Award of Excellence in the Research Project category, for Victoria and Tasmania. News of the award came at the awards ceremony last week attended by Sport and Recreation Spatial leader Associate Professor Rochelle Eime from Federation University Australia and Victoria University.

Parks and Leisure Australia is the peak industry association for professionals working in the Parks and Leisure sector. With over 2500 members, the organisation supports activities that strengthen community through leisure activities that contribute broadly to the social, economic and physical wellbeing of Australians. The awards recognise the extensive achievements in the leisure and well-being related industries, including research supporting wellbeing through leisure.

Sport and Recreation Spatial offers an extensive collection of national and state-wide data about sports participation, sport and recreation facilities, population demographics and population health from multiple data custodians. It includes over four million sport participant records from 11 leading sports. The research team provides extensive knowledge to the sport and recreation sector about sport participation, facilities and health. A core innovation of Sport and Recreation Spatial is its use of web-based GIS technologies to present spatial data relevant to all levels of the sport and recreation industry.

This is the second major award for Sport and Recreation Spatial in recent months. In April, Sport and Recreation Spatial was awarded a prestigious 2016 Victorian Sport Award for the Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year (for more information about this award visit www.cerdi.edu.au/cb_pages/news/sportandrecspatial.php)

Sport and Recreation Spatial is a collaborative program of research between the Faculty of Health (FedUni), the Centre for Research and Digital Innovation (CeRDI), and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (Victoria University).

Associate Professor Rochelle Eime accepting the Parks and Leisure Australia Award of Excellence in the Research Project category

Assoc Prof Rochelle Eime accepting the Parks and Leisure Australia Award of Excellence in the Research Project category

Sport and Recreation Spatial website: www.sportandrecreationspatial.com.au

Information about the award: www.parksleisure.com.au/regions/vic-tas/awards-of-excellence

Documentary about Sport and Recreation Spatial: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGgmDEkrF5Q

For further information contact Associate Professor Rochelle Eime: r.eime@federation.edu.au

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