Professional Partner Network

The Confederation of Australian Sport is proud to partner with the following companies who provide professional services of quality and integrity. CAS has firsthand experience in working with each of our partners and we stand behind their quality and expertise in the areas specified.

 

Governance, Constitution, Planning and Statutory compliance
Governance and Constitution
Contact:  John Peacock or Keith RobertsPosition:  DirectorsTel:   (02) 9413 9999Email:  jpeacock@nfp.net.au or kroberts@nfp.net.auWebsite:  www.nfp.net.au NFP Analysts

Established in 2001, NFP Analysts is a specialist consultancy that understands organisations with stakeholders rather than shareholders, and leverages our extensive experience to make a genuine difference to our not-for-profit clients.

With expertise in federations and single-entity structures, governance reviews, strategic planning and establishing new associations – we provide advice and training to the management and boards of not-for-profit organisations. Our many satisfied clients include sporting, industry and professional associations, charities, community and other special interest organisations across Australia and South East Asia.

We have experienced consultants focusing on issues from structure and governance through to operations, finance, marketing and membership management.

Our deep understanding of the associations and charities sector means we analyse the challenges you face and provide practical and implementable outcomes. We undertake short-term projects and long term advisory roles that help your governance and management.

Please contact John Peacock on 02 9413 9999 or by email jpeacock@nfp.net.au

Industrial Relations
Contact:  Rob Bradley (in the first instance)Tel:   0412 343651Email:   cas@sportforall.com.auWebsite:  www.afei.org.au Australian Federation of Employers and Industries (AFEI)

AFEI’s services to their members include:

AFEI is a peak employer organisation that has over 110 years of experience in representing employer’s interests in employment and industrial relations matters. As one of the most respected independent business advisory organisations in Australia, AFEI provides a wide range of services that cater for employers of all sizes.

 

·        Member Hotline:  members can call or email the IR advisers to discuss any workplace employment matter. They can also answer questions about pay rates, awards, entitlements, dismissal, work health and safety and workers compensation. Members have unlimited access to this service. The Hotline is backed by the AFEI website which has more information and resources to help employers manage their workplace.

·        Monthly Adviser publication for members:  this publication provides current information on the latest developments in workplace management.

·        Member briefings:  presented throughout the year to explain issues affecting member employers and keep them well informed.

·        Workplace relations consultancy:  for matters which are more complex and need additional expertise and time AFEI’s specialist consultants can help. Whether it is a new enterprise agreement, drafting new policies in line with legislation, work health and safety systems, or an unfair dismissal hearing, the consultants at AFEI will provide you with high-level expertise and practical advice.

·        AFEI Training:  AFEI provides an extensive range of training courses, from nationally accredited diplomas and certificates to short courses that address specific needs of organisations. Training can occur either at AFEI or at your organisation with a group of staff members. AFEI also offers organisations the ability to work with our highly experienced trainers and experts to design a course targeted to specific needs.

 

AFEI also has an affiliated law firm – AFEI Legal Pty Ltd -  who provide specialist employment law services. AFEI legal offers a wide range of services which include:

  • Drafting of employment contracts
  • Conducting workplace investigations including workplace fatalities and harassment/ bullying claims
  • Representation in employment law matters
  • Mediation

 

In the complex employment relations environment, AFEI can provide expert practical and relevant guidance to your organisation across the full spectrum of employment matters.

Security Verification and Background Checks
Contact:  Amy HewsonPosition:  CEOTel:    (02) 6123 0500Email:  amyhewson@mpsolutions.com.auWebsite:  www.mpsolutions.com.au Mitchell Personnel Solutions MPS Directors have over 35 years’ experience working in the vetting industry conducting security and Integrity checks for some of Australia’s most security sensitive organisations. Ensuring your personnel have a high level of integrity is paramount to your NSO, your sporting code, your spectators and the wider Australian sporting industry. In today’s media conscious environment NSOs that take a pro-active approach to discovering and addressing integrity issues minimise their risk and protect their code.In order to ensure the Integrity Check Clearance Process is developed and implemented effectively and fairly, MPS work with you, the NSO, to ensure your Integrity Checks are custom designed through all stages including:

  • Creating and implementing integrity policies;
  • Custom designing the NSO specific Integrity Check Clearance Process including external checks, templates, questions and proformas and;
  • Educating employees by conducting mandatory briefings to ensure the clearance subject does not feel threatened by the process.

At the conclusion of the Integrity Check Clearance Process MPS will recommend to your Integrity Delegate that an employee is suitable to hold an Integrity Check Clearance when there is a high degree of satisfaction that the employee possesses and demonstrates integrity in their principals, morals and character traits.

These traits are:   Maturity  –  Honesty   –  Loyalty  –  Tolerance  –  Trustworthiness

If an Integrity issue of concern is identified, MPS inform the NSO Integrity Delegate early in the process, affording them the opportunity to work with MPS to address the issue and come to a resolution.

Strategic Planning, Research and Management
  Contact:  Brendan LynchPosition:  DirectorTel:   0417 682641Email:   brendan.lynch@exsport.com.auWebsite:  www.exsport.com.au exSportBrendan Lynch is a consultant in the sport industry specialising in strategic planning, governance reform, organisational development, change management and workforce planning. He has worked with international, national, state and local sporting organisations as well as conducting major projects for the Australian Sports Commission including the National Junior Sport Framework Review, serving on the working group developing the National Sport Volunteer Strategy and the reference group producing the National Sport Plan for People with Disabilities. He facilitated the development the National Framework for Inclusive Sport and Active Recreation as well as producing the report on the Case for Sport in Australia outlining the value of the contribution by sport to Australian society. Brendan is a reviewer for the ASC’s National Sports Information Centre Clearinghouse.Brendan has assisted major sports including Swimming Australia, Athletics Australia and Rowing Australia to develop strategic plans and the organisational reform required for their implementation. Brendan also facilitated the development of ACTIVE 2020, the 10-year strategic plan for sport and active recreation in the ACT.

Contact: Michael Sparks

Position: Director

 

Tel:

+61 3 9077 8321

M: 0412 868 918

Email:

msparks@sportinfo.net.au

 

Website:

www.sportinfo.net.au

SportINFOSportINFO is a leading sport strategy and research consultancy. SportINFO undertake projects across a range of different sport management areas including:

Member and fan research

(market research , member experience measurement using the SportInfo CX model, member acquisition drivers and retention models)

Sport marketing research and analytics

(market research, market sizing, segmentation, profiling, interactive dashboards)

Governance

(structures, Board and executive evaluation and coaching)

Evaluation

Evaluating the performance and health of your brand

Program evaluation

(sport development and elite program reviews)

Strategy development

(strategic planning, business planning, business performance analysis)

SportInfo has an experienced and expert team of consultants and advisors ready to assist sport and sport organisations with their information needs.

Financial, Legal and Management Services
Insurance
Contact:  James Gillard Position: Managing Director Tel:   0418 341260Email:   jamesg@madeeasy.bizWebsite:  www.madeeasy.bizKey Contacts: James Gillard, Rowan Reeves, Helga Pitzer “We Make Insurance Easy For You” Insurance Made EasyInsurance Made Easy (IME- Insurance Brokers) are Specialist Brokers to the Aquatic, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and related industries. Our Clients include:-Peak Bodies-Regional, State & National Associations-Sporting, Leisure, Recreation & Common Interests Clubs, Facility Operators and Service Providers-Consultants & Professional Advisors to the industry. Some of these include: AUSTSWIM, Royal Life Saving Society Australia, Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, Recreation SA, Australian Sports Commission’s Active Communities After School program. Our Services include:-Full review of insurance requirements-Risk Management-Cost reduction-Innovative insurance programs that enhance industry participants’ services. Our Insurance Products:-Public Liability-Professional Indemnity-Directors & Officers Combined Associations Liability-Property Covers, including Fire, Burglary, General Property and other covers as required.-Player/Participant & Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance-Group & Corporate Travel Insurance-Workers Compensation
Legal Services
Contact:  Ian FullagarPosition:  PartnerTel:    (03) 9269 9114Email: ifullagar@landers.com.auWebsite:  www.landers.com.au Lander and Rogers

Lander & Rogers is the leading sports law practice in Australia. Our clients include international federations, national and state sporting organisations, professional sporting clubs, government sport and recreation departments, and sport and recreation facility managers.

 

Our team combines specialist legal knowledge with a strong involvement in, and understanding of, the sports industry. Our distinctive approach enables us to partner with our clients to understand and resolve the issues affecting their organisation.

 

Our services include:

  • corporate governance advices including in relation to appropriate governance, management and constitutional structures;
  • commercial contracts and arrangements;
  • sponsorship, advertising and e-commerce agreements;
  • risk management and insurance;
  • policy development in areas such as member protection, privacy and athlete selection;
  • advice on the development, protection and exploitation of sports rights, intellectual property and broadcast rights;
  • integrity and anti-doping related matters, including policy development, investigations and disciplinary hearings;
  • dispute resolution, tribunals and litigation including Court of Arbitration for Sport matters;
  • advice on event and venue management including leases, club facilities and facilities development;
  • advice on competition and league structures;
  • competition law advice;
  • workplace relations and workplace safety;
  •  equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment; and
  • advice on personal injury and negligence in sport

Recruitment
  Contact:  Angela LivingstonPosition:   DirectorTel:      (02) 9221 2082Mob:      0425 337 037Email: angela.livingston@thirdsectorpeople.com.auWebsite:  www.thirdsectorpeople.com.au Third Sector PeopleThird Sector People offers Executive Search and Recruitment services that reflect our ability to search broadly across both this sector and the business community, with agility and effectiveness.We understand the particular demands of sporting bodies and the importance of being an effective advocate of your organisation so that you attract the most appropriate people to meet your needs.The Third Sector People executive search and recruitment process is designed to identify and secure for our clients the best available talent for senior and middle management roles. Angela Livingston established Third Sector People in 2009, after more than fourteen years in the Executive Search industry.
Superannuation
Contact:  Simon AllatsonPosition:  Managing DirectorTel:   0438 604582Email:  simon@sports-super.com.auWebsite:  www.sports-super.com.au Sports Super KABM Pty Ltd is the proprietor of Sports Super™, the superannnuation program designed exclusively for employees, members, participants and supporters of sport in Australia.

Sports Super™ has a two-fold purpose:

1) to secure, for all Australians involved or interested in sport, access to market leading superannuation and insurance products (based on security, low fees and market strength) for their long-term financial wellbeing; and

2) to generate new, inflation proof and compounding revenue streams, through superannuation, for our sports clients, be they sports organisations, professional sports franchises or businesses which operate, are involved in or simply support sport in Australia.

We do this through aggregation. By harnessing the collective emotional connection Australians have to their sport, as an employee, participant, member or supporter, Sports Super™ has secured access to extremely attractive and beneficial superannuation products with two of the largest superannuation entities in Australia (AMP, the largest superannuation product provider in the country, and BT, backed by Westpac). We believe that Sports Super™ can deliver significant value to your superannuation and insurance arrangements, whether you remain with your existing retail fund or see the advantages of moving to Sports Super’s preferred product providers, AMP or BT.

Quality superannuation and insurance are fundamental and essential parts of a financial plan for individuals and their family. They provides three major components – tax effective saving & investing, tax effective income for retirement and tax effective insurance to protect and provide for the family in unforeseen circumstances. Through Sports Super™, we can show you how.

 

 

Sports Super’s clients include several National Sports Organisations, professional sports franchises (NRL), community sports groups, Australian businesses (supporting sports through their company super programs) and individuals.

Commercial and Marketing Services
Trademarks and Protection of Intellectual Property
Contact:  James MaxwellPosition:  PrincipalTel:   (02) 9247 9000Email:   jmaxwell@maxwell-ip.comWebsite:  www.maxpat.com Maxwell IP Maxwells represents the joint operation of two firms:-

  • Peter Maxwell & Associates, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

  • Maxwell IP, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Lawyers

Peter Maxwell and Associates are a firm of Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys established in 1989. Through dual registration, the firm serves the interests of its clients in both Australia and New Zealand. Being a boutique sized firm Peter Maxwell and Associates is able to meet the needs of its variously sized clients in both a personalised and cost effective manner.

Maxwell IP are a firm of Australian solicitors with an IP focus. The firm and its consultants provide advice in relation to corporate structuring, venture capital, technology transfer, licensing, distribution agreements as well as the traditional intellectual property law services of Federal Court litigation, technology licensing and confidentiality agreements.

Merchandising and Promotional Items
Contact:  Igor VekslerPosition:  DirectorTel:   0433 241638Email:   igor@pacholdings.com.auWebsite:  www.promotional-items.com.au PAC HoldingsLet PAC brand your product and promote your business to MAKE AN IMPACT on the market! It has never been so easy to create the best promotional items and custom merchandise for your business like with PAC.PAC Holdingswas founded in 1989.We have been running successfully ever since, as a manufacturer, developer and supplier of promotional items, custom merchandise, gifts and premiums such as BPA Free Drink bottles, BPA Free Foldable drink bottles, Head Bands, Lanyards, Running singlets, T shirts, Caps, RE-usable bags, Back Packs, Bags, Sport towels, Beach towels just to name a few. Please go to our website for a full range.Working 24/7 to bring you the best service, price and quality. PAC Holdings always takes customer service to the next level, always know where your products are, from quoting to delivery! Our prices are direct from factory, thus cutting out unnecessary middle man costs. Keeping up to date we also specialize in ECO friendly promotional items, custom merchandise with spectacular service. Introducing many of the now best-selling products to the Australian and international markets!Apart from this we are continuously looking and developing new products that we offer our customers exclusively.
Media, PR and Events
Event Management
Contact:  Don KnappPosition:  CEOTel:   (07) 3876 2610Email: don.knapp@unisport.com.auWebsite:  www.unisport.com.au Australian University Sport

The object of Australian University Sport (AUS) is to act as the peak body and national authority in Australia for the promotion, conduct and support of university sport for the mutual and collective benefit of our university members, clubs and student participants.

The core activities and expertise of AUS includes sector advocacy, event management, facilitating sector relevant research, and facilitating connectivity between the national sporting network and potential university partners. The AUS Mission is: “Building the environment for success and well-being through sport and education”.

AUS has long experience in managing large scale multi-sport events such as the Australian University Games and is a partner of CAS in delivering the Australian Masters Games. AUS has successfully managed the conduct of the 13th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide in 2011 and will deliver 14AMG in Geelong in October 2013 with over 50 sports and 8,000+ athletes. AUS will also manage 15AMG in Adelaide in October 2015.

Media and PR
Contact:  Ross WoodwardPosition:  PrincipalTel:   (03) 9769 6488 or 0409 420112Email:   mediakey@pacific.net.auWebsite:  www.mediakey.com.au Media KeyMedia Key is highly skilled at creating media campaigns that have huge impact. We know how to shape campaigns on issues affecting sport to then generate coverage around the campaign and then get decision makers to take notice.We have a massive focus on what matters … results. We have been doing PR for clients in Melbourne, Sydney and all over Australia for over 20 years. Our media contacts in all forms of media are very strong. We have literally run hundreds and hundreds of PR campaigns over a 20 year period.Our PR firm has worked with everybody from Disney, Myer, BP, Shell and Australia Post to all kinds of major not for profits including The Salvation Army, Landcare Australia, Coastcare, the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and more. Specialised independent analysis from Australia’s biggest independent media valuation service for the past 2 years alone has valued Media Key PR campaigns at over $15 million, $7 million and more.Ross Woodward – who leads the dynamic Media Key team – has run campaigns since 1988 and knows his way around every aspect of Public Relations and communication. As a former BBC and ABC journalist (he also worked with The Age and Herald Sun), he knows how to find the news hooks to make a campaign have impact.