Bringing the latest research to community sport

Hosts Sam Elliott and Ben Hook interview leading researchers in sport to help your sporting club succeed.

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Episode 35

The Joy of Just Playing: Exploring Informal Sports

In this episode Professor Dawn Penney from Edith Cowan University joins hosts Sam Elliott and Ben Hook to discuss everything informal sports – covering what informal sports can look like, the benefits of informal sport and the importance of having places and spaces to facilitate them. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

The Joy of Just Playing Exploring Informal Sports Episode 35 Beyond the Club Podcast


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Associate Professor Sam Elliott

Associate Professor Sam Elliott

Ben Hook

Ben Hook

Ben and Sam explore the latest research in sport that is directly relevant to community sporting clubs – for players, parents and coaches, through to volunteers, administration, and officials.

Guests include leading researchers in sport, who explain the research and provide practical applications to benefit community sporting clubs.


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