5th International Game Sense Conference

5th International Game Sense Conference      #GS2017

Program Released - Register Now!

When: 3 - 5 July 2017
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

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Special thanks to Tennis Australia our keynote speaker sponsors

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The 5th International Game Sense Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia in July 2017.

Date: Monday 3rd July
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Flinders University

Special Announcement
New addition to the 5th International Game Sense Conference Program you don't want to miss!

Along with Keynote presentation by Dr Ian Renshaw and Conference Opening ACHPER (SA) proudly presents "On the Couch" with Don Pyke, Senior Coach, Adelaide Football Club.
Don Pyke is the Adelaide Football Club’s eighth Senior Coach and has been described as an innovative thinker with outstanding management skills and football intellect, gleaned from successful careers in both sport and business. Following a decorated playing career which included two AFL premierships with the West Coast Eagles, Pyke entered into coaching when offered a position with the Claremont Football Club in 1999. He then pursued business opportunities in the oil and gas industry and served as a Board Director at the Eagles, before returning to coaching as an assistant to Neil Craig at the Crows in 2005. Over the next decade he also worked as a coaching consultant with the Fremantle Football Club and returned to West Coast where he was a strategy and midfield coaching specialist.
Don’t miss this once off opportunity. Register NOW!!

ACHPER (SA) is pleased to release of the 5th International Game Sense Conference program which is available for PDF download by clicking here

The 2017 International Game Sense Conference (3–5 July 2017, Flinders University, Adelaide) is shaping up to be the most important event for leaders in Physical Education and Sport Coaching using the Game Sense approach in the Asia-Pacific region.

There are breakout sessions to suit everybody – from Physical Education teachers, those researching Game Sense to Professional coaches, volunteer coaches, sport managers and government advisors on sport /education pedagogy and policy. In physical education and coaching of sporting activities, games-based approaches to teaching and coaching focus on the designing of games to facilitate player learning. Through modified games and game-like activities coaches/teachers can couple the learning of both technique and strategies. This conference will challenge and support your work as a teacher or coach enabling you and your players to learn and execute technical and tactical skills in creative and practical ways.

With just over 4 weeks to go it is time to register your attendance and select your sessions.

Registrations are now open. Get in quickly as registrations for sessions are limited.

History of the Game Sense conference series:

The Game Sense Conferences were developed by Prof Richard Light  to focus on the Game Sense approach and on the Asia Pacific region. The first three conferences were held in Sydney beginning in 2006 and run as one-day events to promote a relaxed atmosphere conducive to sharing and developing ideas. In 2015 the conference went overseas to Christchurch, New Zealand and was expanded to a two day event with day one focused on oral presentations and day two on practical demonstrations more aimed at local teachers and coaches. This year’s conference is convened by ACHPER South Australia and will continue the tradition of sharing ideas and open debate and discussion in the ongoing development of Game Sense and other GBA.


Registration Cost (inc GST): 

3 Day ACHPER Member $390
3 Day Non-Member   $520
2 Day ACHPER Member $350
2 Day Non-Member $470
2 Day Student $100
1 day rate ACHPER member $190
1 day rate Non-Member $260
1 day rate Student   
$ 70
Cancellation fee only

All additional social events at additional costs. Full registration information and costings are found on pages 11 and 12 of the Conference Program.

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Early Career Researchers Forum

This forum is being held for all early-career researchers (ECR) in Game Based Approaches to teaching and coaching who are attending the 5th International Game Sense Conference. Through this forum we hope to share information, foster social and professional interactions among early career researchers, and provide  information to help develop ECR's career pathways.

Date: Monday 3rd July
Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Flinders University

If you would like to attend the early-career researchers forum please contact the office on 08 8363 5700 or info@achpersa.com.au.

Social Program / Networking Opportunities

Wine Tour - Booking is required
Why not kick of the ACHPER conference with a relaxing day in the beautiful McLaren Vale on Monday, 3 July, 10.00am – 4.30pm. The day will include lots of fun as we tour one of Australia’s premier wine regions, great company, great food, and bus transport to conference at the end of the day. At the completion of the tour you will be dropped off at the conference venue for Conference Opening, Welcome to Country and Keynote by Ian Renshaw, as well as on the Couch with Don Pyke (5.30pm - 7.00pm) and then Bus drop off into the Adelaide CBD.
Cost: All for $80 per person - incredible value!

Welcome Reception - Monday Registration required
Monday July 3 will be an evening of splendid food, South Australian quality wine and drinks at the Australian Science and Maths School, Flinders Uni from 4.30pm giving you the opportunity to mingle and meet with fellow conference delegates.
Cost: Included in your Registration fee

Informal Conference Dinner - No booking required
Join us for a casual dinner on Monday July 3 at the Stage Hotel in the Adelaide CBD 7.30pm.
Cost: Dinner is at delegates own cost on the night

Conference Dinner - Booking is required by June 29, 2017
The Conference dinner is a fantastic highlight for any ACHPER Conference, it will be held at the Adelaide Pavilion on Tuesday 4 July from 7.30pm - 11.00pm. The dinner will feature a delicious 3 course meal, including wine, beer and soft drinks package. Dress: smart casual.
Cost: ACHPER Member - $100 | Non-Member - $110 (register by June 29, 2017)

Morning Physical Activity Session - Booking is required
Join with other delegates on Wednesday July 5, 7.30am-8.30am for a FREE ‘come and try’ 24/7 Squash @ Tonsley, the world’s first permanent, all glass squash court with 24/7 public access, located very close to the Conference venue within the Tonsley Precinct. Participants can try their luck at a few racquet sports including Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash or Racquetball.
Cost: Included in your Registration fee

If you would like to attend any of these fantastic networking opportunities (wine tour, dinner) please contact the office on 08 8363 5700 or info@achpersa.com.au by June 29 to secure your place.

Visit Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide offers all the benefits of a large international metropolis without the problems of a big city. Food and wine are a large part of Adelaide culture. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia with wine regions located within a one hour drive of the city.

Please click here for more information on Adelaide and South Australia.

Adelaide is South Australia's cosmopolitan capital. The city centre is surrounded by a ring of parkland, and is home to sights such as the Art Gallery of South Australia which displays an extensive collection of art and the South Australian museum which is devoted to natural history. Both the Lonely Planet and The New York Times rate Adelaide in the top 10 places to see in 2015.
Adelaide is an easy city to visit, boasting 5 star dining, quirky laneways full of bars and eateries, the bustling Central Market (ideal for breakfasts), cycling tracks through the parklands, wineries located in nearby Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley and city beaches.
Adelaide's diverse cultural mix guarantees excellent food with a great selection of eateries offers something for all tastes, a mixture of alfresco dining, hotels and historic pubs, Chinatown and dining precints located both in the CBD and nearby surrounding suburbs.


We recommend staying at the recently opened IBIS on Grenfell Street in the heart of Adelaide. This location offers an ideal location within walking distance of shops and restaurants located in the CBD. Transport to the conference venue will take approximately 30 minutes by car/bus and 15 minutes to the airport by taxi.
Other accommodation that may be of interest is Mantra Apartments, Frome Road, Adelaide for apartment style accommodation. Other options available at wotif.com

Public transport
A regular bus service runs between the city and Flinders University daily. Please click here to access the Adelaide Metro website for information on bus routes and ticket purchase.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing and will incur a $100 administration fee for cancellations before Monday, 26 June 2017. Cancellations received after this date will unfortunately not receive a refund