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13 October 2018

 

Reflections on a successful Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run

weRecently the Sport Projects team had the honour of organising the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run on behalf of Austin Health.

Our team had already been involved in the course and traffic management planning and delivery for the event for the previous two years, but in 2018 our role was stepped up. With a new fundraising and events team on board and limited experience with the previous editions of the event, it made sense to de-risk the all-important event delivery, by contracting an event operations team.

Furthermore and perhaps more importantly, the management team at Austin Health recognised that their expertise and skills were best channelled into promoting the event, generating registrations, attracting sponsors and maximising fundraising. As we would always say, “leave the booking of the toilets to us”.

Since our involvement commenced we had always tried to forecast, as part of our proposal, the benefits of leaving the operations and logistics to us. This is the booking of the toilets sure, but also, contracting specialist marquee, staging, fencing and audio suppliers. Perhaps even more importantly, ensuring there are a team of staff and workforce deployed on event day to ensure everything is run smoothly, including the stage management of the day.

With Austin Health making the leap and extending our involvement to wider production management across the event, they have been able to reap the rewards as an organisation and as a team.

Lauren Stewart was the lead project manager for Austin Health and we couldn’t have put it any better ourselves; “Having Sport Projects set up the logistics and event management this year has meant that we were able to spend a lot more time raising funds with the WWRR community. When we look at the increase in the number of participants, sponsorship and donations this year it has been time very well spent”.

With a record number of participants in 2018, more than 4,000, as well an overall fundraising figure of more than $600,000, the positive results are compelling. And for Steve, after the death of his mother in 2013, this event means so much more than simply having a happy client.

Read a bit more about what services Sport Projects can offer as the road event specialists, here. The ONJ Cancer Centre press release is here. Get in contact with us and we will be only too happy to discuss your objectives and whether an event like the Wellness Walk and Research Run is something that can benefit your agency or cause.

06 September 2018

 

Sport Projects appointed organiser of the Six-Day Cycling Series in Australia

Sport Projects are proud to be the event organiser for the upcoming Australian leg of the Six-Day Cycling Series. This event combines the best in track cycling with an electric party atmosphere. The lights are turned down low and DJs pump out tunes before, during and after the racing.  If you would like to be part of the action the Melbourne event takes place on 07-09 February 2019 while the Brisbane event takes place on 12-14 April. You can purchase tickets through Ticketek here.

03 October 2017

 

Sport Projects appointed as the event management supplier for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

 

Visit Victoria has appointed Sport Projects as the event management supplier for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, for 2018 and 2019.

Visit Victoria General Manager, Major Events Mr Damien de Bohun congratulated Sports Projects.

“We’re delighted to appoint a highly experienced and respected company to deliver one of Victoria’s most important major events, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race,’ Mr de Bohun said.

‘Sport Projects offers international experience in delivering cycling events, and knows the rigour required for delivering a major event in a public space, using public roads‘.

Steve Peterson, Managing Director of Sport Projects, said: “We are excited at the prospect of taking on the organisation of this world class event. Our experienced and dedicated team look forward to working hard to achieve the event’s objectives over the next two years, helping to position the event to further develop, grow and innovate into the future.”

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was established in 2015 and has quickly grown into one of the most popular events on Australia’s sporting calendar. Featuring one day in Melbourne and two days in Geelong, the event has grown into an iconic weekend of international cycling, featuring a UCI World Tour men’s race and UCI 1.1 women’s as the feature events.

The event features a true festival of cycling appealing to all ages and abilities.

With Belgian kermesse style racing on the iconic Formula One circuit at Albert Park, a Family Ride along the beautiful Geelong Waterfront, a People’s Ride and two days of action-packed ‘classics’ racing across the Geelong and Surf Coast regions, the event allows all cyclists, novice to elite, to share the roads in a celebration of cycling.

For more event details, check out the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au

For more details on the event management services supplier, Sport Projects, check out their new website at www.sportprojects.com.au

For more information on the appointment of Sport Projects and the organisation of the event, contact the Event Director Steve Peterson from Sport Projects steve@sportprojects.com.au or 0466 485 670

 

 

We’re delighted to appoint a highly experienced and respected company to deliver one of Victoria’s most important major events, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Damian de Bohun

General Manager, Major Events , Visit Victoria

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