CAS

Con­fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Sport

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About CAS

The Con­fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Sport (CAS) was es­tab­lished back in 1976 to ad­vance the in­ter­ests of the Aus­tralian sports com­mu­nity and to give the in­dus­try a united voice in dis­cus­sions and ne­go­ti­a­tions with govern­ments and key stake­hold­ers.

Their aim is to con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of a so­ci­ety in which the so­cial, eco­nomic and health ben­e­fits of wide­spread par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport and recre­ation are recog­nised and val­ued.

“Through the pro­mo­tion of par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, CAS aims to im­prove the health and well-be­ing of in­di­vid­ual Aus­tralians, and to max­imise the sport and leisure in­dus­try’s con­tri­bu­tion to the Aus­tralian econ­omy,” says CAS chief ex­ec­u­tive Rob Bradley.

In a re­cent study, CAS re­ported that sport’s value in dol­lar terms to the na­tion was “dra­mat­i­cally un­der­es­ti­mated” – an eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion of $22 bil­lion ev­ery year, which was 17 times the com­bined fed­eral and state govern­ment fund­ing of $1.3 bil­lion. It fur­ther stated that the na­tion’s sport sys­tem had a crit­i­cal role to play in meet­ing the chal­lenge of life­style dis­eases such as obe­sity, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, di­a­betes and men­tal ill­ness.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to their website www.sport­forall.com.au

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