Sport and Recreation Spatial Documentary

Sport and Recreation Spatial Documentary



Sport and Recreation Spatial is a collaborative venture of Federation University and Victoria University.
Sport and Recreation Spatial integrates data about sport and recreation participation, sport and recreation facilities, population demographics and population health from multiple data custodians

you took about two years whether or not they're transitioning my name is associate professor Michelle army and I'm from Federation University and Victoria University and I work in sport participation research but Australia is basically an inactive sedentary and overweight nation we have higher rates of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and we need to get people more active whether it's going for a run by yourself or taking the dog for a walk or playing sport it it doesn't matter from a health perspective as long as you're acting just strategically plan policies or participation programs in sports you need to understand what's going on so Sport historically click started on the individual players so I feel would clip data on their AFL community complex tennis on tennis players nipple on netball for their registration purposes but those sporting organizations are about delivering sport they're not necessarily about analyzing data so spawn recreation spatial has its own dedicated websites and basically what we're doing is investigating sport recreational participation facilities and health for evidence-based decision makings the sports special program or it brings together two aspects that are really important numbers of people participating and land use so by starting to bring that that together you know GIS we can actually see where participation may be lagging because of a lack of of facilities where there's abundant facilities and usually high high high rates and participation so allows us to visually explore that nexus between the provision of sport and rate recreational facilities in the community and the levels of participation good data gives you good decision-making power our planning needs to be around data sport relies heavily on funding we need to know what who our members are where where we might be falling down sports facial in particular gives us an option to look at different levels whether we're looking at a local government a local Association up to a bigger area so that we can look at what's happening in a specific region whether there's enough facility provision so we integrate the data from a range of different sources and have a common template across the sports so that as some sports say it's a level playing field of reporting we report on I feel the same as what we do for tennis and a lot of that's about age profiles retention and dropout so we provide individual reports for each sport but we also then the state ministers and organizations that fund sport like vehicles and sport and recreation Victoria are asking what how we're going across the sector the data is really critical in understanding organized sport participation in Victoria and for us that's really important to understand who's playing sport you know their age their gender where they live but also the flip side is well who's not and how can sports engage more Victorians to play particularly those less active or less engaged within their communities you know it's all about trying to get more people active in Sport and Sport recreation spatial is not about delivering sport it's about providing knowledge to those that do now with the membership data that Michelle's team had but you can use some very powerful analysis of of needs community needs for facilities for coaches for officials and safety now that's important for it because of the I guess the social connectedness that sports play the health benefits of participating in sport but generally sport as a social movement as opposed to the industry part is about bringing people in communities together I think that's the important part that we want to explore and we know that in particularly rural areas the sporting club is usually the center of the community that's the hub and so how we can better understand how we can grow that in regional areas and also the differences between regional and metro areas is so important to this research there's always room for more collaboration because at the end of the day we're all trying to get kids and people active and we have no doubt facing the same barrier so anything that gets us together and talking about those is likely to be very useful so this is totally innovative it is the first time a database of community facilities has been put together of this size and it's the first time that anyone's tried to collect large-scale sport membership data analyze it clean it and then apply it in a spatial sense so it's totally novel you

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