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2017 CONFERENCE

3 - 6 October 2017, North West University - Potchefstroom, SA



 

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SASRecon Conference, South Africa’s Sport & Recreation Conference, is a conference platform created by the South African Department of Sport & Recreation to bridge the gap between theory, policy and practice while also acting as a forum for participants to present and share ideas and results of recent programmes or projects.

As an information platform, it brings thought leaders and thinkers of the sporting fraternity together to share critical thinking around latest cutting edge research and development within the sporting fraternity.



SA’S VISION: TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED AS A LEADER IN THE WORLD OF SPORT AND RECREATION

As penned in SRSA’s White Paper of Vision 2030, SA has as its vision to be acknowledged as a leader in the world sport and recreation - more so with respect to its contribution to research. The role by the platform of the SASRECON conference, thus serves the department well as an enabler towards the realisation of this vision and in turn a contributor to fast-tracking needed mechanisms which assist in the implementation of the SA’s government’s National Sport & Recreation Plan. Since its introduction in 1994, albeit in a totally different format then, SASRecon conference targets sport and recreation scientists, researchers and academics, post-graduate students, and practitioners from sport bodies, and all three spheres of Government. The conference now takes place every quadrennial a year following the Olympics and it has truly become a place for the meeting of minds. Robust engagement happens at these conference as South Africa’s sport and recreation sector comes together to exchange ideas, views and knowledge on topical issues in the multiple disciplines that constitute it.



SASRECON: DELIVERY METHODOLOGY OF PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS

The SASReCon Conference is an academia conference in which academic papers are delivered by accomplished scholar and academia in the field of sport, recreation and related subject matters. The main conference is supported by various mini conferences, seminars as well as workshops offered to attract practitioners from different components of the sport and recreation sector.



SASRECON’S OBJECTIVES DELIBERATING ON EVIDENCE BASED-RESEARCH

Key to delivering the SASRECON conference is in ensuring that these critical objecrtives are achieved:

  • To address the three core pillars of the NSRP, namely Active Nation, Winning Nation, and Enabling Environment.
  • To deliberate on evidence-based research that is central to the priorities of South African sport and recreation.
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of international expertise and knowledge on topical global issues and trends in sport, recreation and physical education.
  • To generate new knowledge in the field of sport and recreation.
  • To provide practical solutions to existing programmes and assist practitioners to improve on the delivery methodology of the National Sport and Recreation Plan.
  • To empower ender-developed or un-professionalised sport and recreation bodies to professionalise and respond adequately to the need of the sector and consequently respond to the challenges facing the country and contribute to the economic growth.
  • To interrogate the value, feasibility and effectiveness of research on identified sport and recreation models and best practices.
  • To contribute to the agenda of change including the transformation of South African sport and recreation.
  • To provide a platform for networking of academics, scientists, athletes and practitioners.