Nadina Ayer, Ph.D. is a former varsity tennis player, a high-performance tennis coach, and a co-founder of Imamovic-Ayer Tennis Academy with many years of volunteering and working experience in the public and private sport sector. Nadina currently works as a lecturer (academic) in the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University in Poole, UK. Her research focuses on interpersonal and online group dynamics, participation and leadership in sport, and management of sport and outdoor recreation (e.g., community sport volunteers). She teaches courses on principles of sport management, managing sport for development, quality assurance, and inclusive programming. In her leisure time, she enjoys volunteering, exploring new places, and exercising outdoors. She cares about causes related to animal welfare and human rights and is an active supporter of organizations such as KW & Stratford Humane Society, Right To Play, and UN Women.
An informative article by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) on the factors, solutions, and key roles of various stakeholders in officiating. The discussion deals with several issues (incl. abuse) that officiating is facing and proposes some ways on moving forward.
The KW Sports Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 7:30 P.M. online.
Anyone who is interested in our mandate (and meets the qualifications of a member per the Bylaw) is welcome to attend, to become an active member, and to be elected to serve on the Board of Directors or to volunteer in other capacities.
We will be seeking individuals for the positions of secretary and technical support volunteer.
Those interested in attending and/or volunteering, RSVP your presence and/or volunteer interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow the meeting coordinator to send an invitation to join the online meeting. It will also allow the President to contact you about volunteering.
The KW Sports Council partnered with Community Justice Initiatives in 2001 to create the Sport Mediation and Reconciliation Team (SMART).
This was done in response to needs expressed by sports clubs about resolving sport-related disputes in a confidential, safe, and positive setting.
“Due to the competitive nature of sports, arguments can easily escalate out of control. CJI helps to diffuse negative situations involving players, parents, coaches, sports administrators, officials, and other stakeholders so that they collaborate on a productive resolution.”
Community Justice Initiatives provides trained, volunteer mediators to help deal with sports conflicts and provides training to prevent sport-related disputes from escalating.
It’s an opportunity for leagues to reduce anger and for parents to be directly involved in resolving disputes.
For more information please contact
Jason Spencer, Mediation Program Coordinator email@example.com Phone:519-744-6549 x 120
Participation in sport can lead to injuries. Keep Your Head Up Foundation was created by two young women, Allie and Felicia with experiences of sport-related concussions to support traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery through community-based education and support. To learn more please visit Keep Your Head Up.
Please note this exciting upcoming webinar taking place on April 13, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The panelists include Amanda Woodcroft from Field Hockey Canada; Crystal Shadd from Conestoga College; Tamara Grahovac from the University of Pennsylvania, and Marty Deacon from the Senate of Canada.
Registration is free, donations are welcome.
For more information and to register visit KidSport.