Mission Heritage & Commitment

The Confederation of Australian Sport is an independent, not-for-profit industry voice committed to promoting the contribution of community sport and representing the interests of those organisations and peak bodies involved in community based Sport and Active Recreation.

With a heritage and the DNA of Australia’s National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) and driven by the mantra of ‘Sport for All’ the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) has been a committed advocate for Australian sport since 1976.

CAS will play a key facilitation role and work strategically in the following areas in pursuing its goals and objectives.

Collaboration: building industry collaboration

CAS will engage national sporting organisations; peak representative bodies; manufacturers and suppliers; relevant broader active recreation stakeholder groups and other NGO’s with an interest in sport and active recreation.

CAS will also work to provide an effective conduit of industry opinion for Government when necessary and desirable.

Advocacy: issues analysis and advocacy

CAS has developed an inclusive advocacy network to support and enhance the impact and effectiveness to achieve positive policy outcomes. CAS believes that the significant social and economic contribution made by community sport and active recreation is not sufficiently recognised or rewarded by Government at any level.

With input from NSOs, partners and stakeholders CAS has identified priority issues that it is progressively working to achieve.

Support for Australia’s Sporting Industry: providing industry support

CAS is committed to providing National Sporting Organisations access to networking forums, research and facilitated workshops in areas that will enhance their professional and organisational capacity. Through internal expertise and external partnerships CAS will make available a comprehensive range of strategic, governance, regulatory, advocacy and marketing advisory services.

Management of key CAS Events:

CAS will continue to foster and promote its key properties being:

  • Australian Masters Games – as Australia’s largest multi-sport event bringing around 10,000 master’s athletes together for a highly significant biannual event.
  • The Clubbies Awards – in partnership with Inside Sport Magazine – The Clubbies Awards recognise the enormous contribution that grass-roots community sport makes to the nation

The Confederation of Australian Sport will actively collaborate with interest groups throughout the industry and will facilitate outcomes that fulfil the desire for community sport and active recreation to flourish across the nation.