Confederation of Australian Sport
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