School sport or school play?

In a recent interview, John Coates,  Head of the Australian Olympic Committee, called for sport to be made compulsory in schools. The minister for school education,Peter Garrett ruled out making competitive sport compulsory, saying he doesn’t think kids should be forced “out on to a sporting field if they’ve got other interests”. Unfortunately, Australia’s culture of self worth […]

Kick off sport with AusKick

I’ve stumbled across a great little blog with a similar cause to ours. Active Sydney  promotes healthy lifestyle among kids and parents in Sydney. It has some great posts about how to get active in Sydney, and importantly how parents can keep their kids active. Their most recent post is an interesting look at AFL’s AusKick. […]

Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain

We all know exercise is good for the body, but the simple act of moving is incredibly good for the brain too. Here are 5 examples which show the amazing effect that sport can have on the brain. 1. There’s a direct link In a 12 week experiment scientists found that when their subjects jogs […]

Hi, this is Sport for Thought

Who are we? We are a non-for-profit initiative aiming to raise awareness of the importance of sport and physical education throughout Australian Primary Schools. What does that mean? Primary schools have gradually been cutting down on the weekly time allocated for physical activity, moving further away from the recommended two hours of ‘planned’ sport a […]