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Hooked on Sport

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17 November 2020 and we're providing updates as much of South Australian sport is again on hold. Keep up to date by subscribing.Hooked on Sport, with sports columnist Ben Hook, is a collaboration with Sport SA and Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation.BACKGROUND: As our sporting clubs start… read more

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Return to Sport Update 23 Nov

November 23rd, 2020


Leah Cassidy CEO Sport SA provides an update on the return to professional, elite and community sport.

COVID UPDATE | 17 November

November 17th, 2020


Sport SA CEO Leah Cassidy speaks with Ben Hook about the latest government directives and what they mean for our sporting community.

Developing girls and women's footy skills

September 20th, 2020


Physiotherapist and elite athlete Daniel Lee discusses why girls and women playing Aussie Rules benefit from training programs that are specifically …

Sport SA Industry Forum - COVID Update

September 3rd, 2020


Join the 130 representatives from 70 sports who attended the Sport SA Industry Forum at Priceline Stadium today to hear from Prof Nicola Spurrier, Dr …

Professor Nicola Spurrier leads a discussion on COVID and our Return to Sport

August 31st, 2020


Sport SA hosted SA sporting CEOs and Presidents to hear from Professor Nicola Spurrier, Dr Chris Lease, Dr Janet Young and Katrina Ranford on COVID …

From Zagreb to Norwood

August 24th, 2020


Hear how Ana Barisic filled in for a team photo shoot, attended one practice session and was hooked on Aussie Rules. Ana has played footy for the …

COVID Marshals required from 21 August

August 20th, 2020


COVID Marshals are required at sporting events commencing 21 August 2020. Sport SA CEO, Leah Cassidy takes us through why a COVID Marshal is required …

BREAKTHROUGH Community Round

August 11th, 2020


Sporting clubs across South Australia will be tackling mental health head on this season as part of the Breakthrough Community Round.Clubs across all sporting codes will be donning purple and blue armbands on August 15 …

From Tournament Golf to Chicken Piccata

August 7th, 2020


Another bizarre chapter in the recipe book of pro sport 2020. Steph Na has been in the US since March and talks us through how the impact of COVID …

COVID-19 UPDATE for sporting clubs

August 6th, 2020


Sport SA CEO, Leah Cassidy outlines what's changed for sporting clubs - new government directions released 5 August 2020.

TENNIS | Debbie Sterrey, Tennis SA

August 3rd, 2020


Debbie Sterrey, CE0 Tennis SA updates us on tennis in SA and discusses how her team are working with clubs across the state to get them back to tennis. The reborn Adelaide International is also a focus as they work to …

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMUNITY SPORT Report | Patrick Walker, Australian Sports Foundation

August 1st, 2020


The IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMUNITY SPORT report collected data from over 4000 clubs, over 100 different sports from every state and territory. It …

'Club sport is in crisis'

July 30th, 2020


Patrick Walker, CEO Australian Sports Foundation introduces the IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMUNITY SPORT Survey.The full interview with be available …

NETBALL | Bronwyn Klei

July 24th, 2020


The Netball SA Premier League is back! Netball SA CEO Bronwyn Klei previews the Premier League and encourages us all to adopt a team this season. Bronwyn explains what is happening with the local leagues and the …


July 16th, 2020


'Stopping was tough, starting again was even harder.' Special Olympics Australia CEO, Corene Strauss shares her heartbreak in having to tell her community to cease all sport back in March. Returning to sport in June …

SHOOTING | Luke van Kempen

July 14th, 2020


Ben Hook catches up with Shooting Australia CEO Luke van Kempen to discuss COVID, pathway development, athlete well-being, Para-shooting, shooting for the visually impaired, women in shooting and Olympic selections.

Elite Sport | Eddie Denis

July 2nd, 2020


Eddie Denis is a High Performance Lead at South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). Eddie joins Ben to discuss how their elite athletes have managed through the shutdown and the online competitions they have been …

Return to Sport | 2 July

July 2nd, 2020


Leah Cassidy CEO Sport SA provides an update as we enter Step 3 in the Return to Sport.

National Sporting Clubs Survey | Patrick Walker, Australian Sports Foundation

July 1st, 2020


A recent survey by the Australian Sports Foundation highlighted the risk to our sporting clubs, with 20% thinking they will go under within 3 months, …

CYCLING | Maeve Plouffe

June 29th, 2020


If you’ve ever fallen in love with something - or someone - you initially found totally unappealing, this episode is for you. Ben’s guest is Australian cyclist Maeve Plouffe, whose love of the bike took some time to …


June 22nd, 2020


Ben catches up with Anthony Telfer from the SA Veterans Cricket Association to discuss the growth of veterans cricket around Australia.

Return To Sport | 19 June

June 19th, 2020


Leah Cassidy from Sport SA provides an update on the new directions that were released today - COVID Safe Plan, multiple venues, outdoor, indoor, …


June 18th, 2020


Sports leadership mentor Steve Newman works with sports clubs to develop a 'one club culture'. Steve has seen first-hand the adjustments community …


June 17th, 2020


The Goodwood Saints Football Club have a track record of success on and off the field. They are a leading community club that has embraced football for all abilities and women, recently winning the league's Women's Club …

GYMNASTICS | Nastashia Buck

June 15th, 2020


CEO Nastashia Buck explains how the Gymnastics SA team worked with their member clubs throughout the shutdown and what their focus is now, as they return to sport.EPISODE SUMMARY0:01 Introduction0:20 Welcome to Episode …

SWIMMING | Michelle Doyle & Adam Luscombe

June 12th, 2020


Swimming SA's Michelle Doyle and Adam Luscombe from SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre Marion join Ben Hook to discuss the shutdown and how they are now …

BASKETBALL | Scott Butler & Scott Ninnis

June 4th, 2020


Basketball SA's Scott Butler takes us through the return of basketball across South Australia and Scott Ninnis catches up with Ben Hook to discuss the Adelaide 36ers.

Return to Sport | 1 June

June 1st, 2020


Step 2 Return to Sport. Leah Cassidy CEO Sport SA provides an update on what clubs need to know as of 1 June 2020.0:19 Introduction - Ben Hook1:13 Welcome Leah Cassidy, CEO Sport SA1:35 What is a COVID Safe Plan, and do …

NFL | Matt Leo

May 30th, 2020


Adelaide's Matt Leo has been selected as a defensive end with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Matt speaks with Ben Hook about going from apprentice plumber to a professional in a sport he knew nothing about 6 years prior.


May 29th, 2020


With 300 games each week the Adelaide Footy League is one of the biggest sporting leagues in Australia. CEO John Kernahan talks about their focus as they plan a return to sport. John highlights the value of the league's …

Return to Sport Webinar INVITATION - 3 June 2020

May 29th, 2020


'Return to Sport Webinar'10am - 11am, 3 June 2020
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As we re-open our sports clubs, it will be important to be …

TABLE TENNIS | Scott Houston

May 28th, 2020


Table Tennis Australia CEO, Scott Houston discusses the growth of table tennis, how their elite players have trained through the shutdown, and planning for the return to sport. Host Ben Hook learns about the entry level …

HOCKEY | Dennis Meredith

May 28th, 2020


Dennis Meredith joins Ben Hook to talk about the successful Port Adelaide District Hockey Club, how they managed their club through the shutdown and …


May 27th, 2020


Sports psychologist Jenny Williams is the author of ‘Think Prepare Play Like a Champion’ shares her tips on returning to sport.

Return to Sport | 22 May

May 22nd, 2020


The latest on what your club needs to know as we Return to Sport. Here's an update from Sport SA, CEO, Leah Cassidy.

CRICKET | Nick Winter

May 21st, 2020


West End Redback's bowler Nick Winter speaks with Ben Hook about books, study, cricket, mental health and his wedding plans.


May 19th, 2020


Eleni Vosnakis, the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Adelaide United FC W-League team, provides some practical tips to athletes as they return to sport. (0:20)
Josh Willoughby, former AFL player and co-founder …

Return to Sport and the Mental Health Conversation

May 15th, 2020


As we re-open our sporting clubs the physical and mental well-being of our members is paramount. Our guests highlight the importance of having strategies in place to support our fellow club members.· Leah Cassidy, CEO, …

SOFTBALL | Belinda White, Steph Trzcinski, James Harris

May 13th, 2020


Aussie Spirit players Steph Trzcinski and Bel White bring us up to speed on the Olympics, the SA Final Series and what it's like to again be experiencing an Adelaide winter. Softball SA, Executive Officer, James Harris …

Return to Sport | 11 May

May 12th, 2020


The latest on what you need to know for your club as we Return to Sport. Here's an update from Sport SA, CEO, Leah Cassidy.


May 11th, 2020


Michelle Wilson, Australian Karate representative and General Manager, Adelaide University Sport speaks with Ben Hook about managing 30 different uni …

Return to Sport | 8 May

May 8th, 2020


Leah Cassidy, CEO, Sport SA guides us through the Return to Sport guidelines that were released today.

NETBALL | Leanne Eichler

May 7th, 2020


Leanne Eichler, Coach of Contax Netball shares how her club's Premier League players are delivering online programs to the club.

CRICKET | Eloise Sheridan, Mary Waldron

May 4th, 2020


Cricket Umpires, Eloise Sheridan and Mary Waldron join Ben Hook to discuss how they are making their mark in cricket. Mary still plays cricket for Ireland. Eloise was recently named SACA Premier Cricket Umpire of the …

Return to Sport | GET IN, TRAIN, GET OUT

May 2nd, 2020


Leah Cassidy, CEO Sport SA explains the practical implications of the staged approach as outlined in the 'National Principles for the resumption of Sport and Recreation activities'.


May 1st, 2020


Australia's most decorated sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney shares his thoughts on how horse racing, Australian Rules Football and the Olympic Games …

LEADING TEAMS | Daniel Healy. GOLF AUSTRALIA | Matt Chesterman

April 30th, 2020


Daniel Healy, Director at Leading Teams and ex-St Kilda/Central Districts player speaks about the impact the current shutdown is having on the sporting clubs and businesses he works with. Daniel explains how the Care …

SANFL | Jake Parkinson

April 29th, 2020


With the buoyancy in what appears to be some success in the fight against COVID-19, Ben Hook speaks with SANFL, CEO, Jake Parkinson about the challenges confronting the league as they actively consider the beginning of …

SACA | Keith Bradshaw

April 24th, 2020


Keith speaks openly about the impact the cessation of sport has had on the organisation, the changes they have had to make and the broader impact …

EQUESTRIAN | Wendy Schaeffer. PSYCHOLOGIST | Tim Dansie

April 22nd, 2020


Ben catches up with Wendy Schaeffer, Vice Chairperson of Equestrian SA to hear what their community is doing to plan for a return to competition.Tim Dansie provides insights into what you can be doing with your kids at …

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | Dr Sam Elliott. HORSE RACING | Emily Finnegan, Dom Tourneur.

April 17th, 2020


Dr Sam Elliott, Flinders University joins Ben to discuss how to manage the sporting needs of kids whilst organised sport is on hold. Ben also catches …

HOCKEY | Gabi Nance, Holly Evans

April 13th, 2020


Ben Hook catches up with Gabi Nance (Hockeyroos) and Holly Evans (ex-Hockeyroos, Exercise Physiologist) to hear who they are managing with the …

SPORTS BROADCASTERS | Tom Rehn, Reece Homfray

April 7th, 2020


Ben Hook catches up with sports journalists, Tom Rehn (Channel 9, 5AA) and Reece Homfray (The Adelaide Advertiser) to hear how they're dealing with the current COVID-19 situation and having no live sport to report on.


April 1st, 2020


Welcome to Hooked on Sport, your virtual sports club. Hear how this podcast came about and how you can get involved. Host Ben Hook speaks with Leah …

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