The Centre for Sport and Social Impact has secured a $190,000 contract with the Australian Sports Commission, to assess the efficacy of its Sporting Schools program. This program has been operating in primary schools and is now being extended in an Australia-wide pilot to secondary schools. The team at CSSI will be working with 8 national sport organisations and 80 secondary schools, investigating the barriers and facilitators to students engaging in greater sport participation, from now until the middle of 2017. In conjunction with the $800,000 contract that the CSSI holds with VicHealth to investigate State Sport Association programs that encourage inactive and somewhat active Victorians to participate in more sport and physical activity, this new project provides the CSSI with exposure to Australia’s peak sport agency and access to a diverse range of sport organisations working to develop and implement modified sport programs and products.

A multi-disciplinary and cross-College team will be leading this project: The team is comprised of Dr Matthew Nicholson, Dr Erica Randle, Dr Emma Sherry, Dr Paul O’Halloran, Dr Arthur Stukas and Ms Pam Kappelides – 4 staff from the La Trobe Business School and 2 staff from the School of Psychology and Public Health.

Congratulations to our amazing La Trobe Business School academics!