ABOUT
NUSPORT

A UNIVERSITY OF
SPORTING DISTINCTION

NUsport, through our programs, facilities and network of affiliated clubs, is uniquely positioned to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of our students, staff and wider community.

Throughout its history NUsport has grown and succeeded because it understands and adds value to the role that sport and recreation plays within the University of Newcastle and the wider community. It has worked with students and staff of the University of Newcastle, sporting authorities and groups and with the wider community to promote sport as an essential part of life.

SPORT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER

It extends boundaries, cultivates supportive networks, celebrates success, and encourages growth.  Through sport, we are given permission to challenge, to fail, to learn and to achieve.

OUR VISION

To inspire healthier communities as the provider of premier sport, health and fitness services.

OUR MISSION

To enable the University of Newcastle and the wider community to actively participate and realise the benefits of sport, health and wellbeing, powered by excellence, knowledge and research.

Download our Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023, Moving Ahead

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Did you know?

The Forum in ancient Rome was originally a meeting area where people exchanged goods, and ultimately became the social centre of the city. In its fullest sense, The Forum means the place where we truly become citizens by our involvement in social activities. Today The Forum is more than just a place to exercise. It is positive living – creating a healthier mind, fitter body, happier spirit.

The Forum, managed by NUsport

'Mens Sana in Corpore Sano'

'A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body'

Our Executive Management team are qualified and experienced fitness and health professionals.

A combination of experience, industry training and education supports our team. They are qualified, many with University qualifications, and they are members of peak representative bodies and groups.

Deborah Wright

Chief Executive Officer
Deborah.Wright@theforum.org.au

Roxana Olivares

Director Programs
Roxana.Olivares@theforum.org.au

Sally Hinchey

Director Venues
Sally.Hinchey@theforum.org.au

Dan Cummins

Acting Human Resources Manager
Dan.Cummins@theforum.org.au

Trudy Craig

Commercial & Governance Manager
Trudy.Craig@theforum.org.au

The NUsport Board of Directors is a group of highly respected people who represent various stakeholder groups of the organisation.

 

The Board is responsible for the performance of NUsport and defines the organisational purpose, sets the long-term strategic direction; and oversees strategic implementation.

The Board regularly reviews NUsport's financial management and administration structure, monitors management's performance and is responsible for ensuring the accountability of directors and management.

The Board is responsible for the good governance of the company including employee relations and standards of service to members and other clients. It is responsible for the company's compliance with its statutory responsibilities, acts as the custodian of the University's sporting culture, traditions and history and, where appropriate, seeks to effect change.

The Board reports on its activities to the Members of NUsport and the University Council.  Members of NUsport are made up of Ordinary Members including students and staff of NUsport affiliated clubs and student and staff members of The Forum; Honorary Life Members; and Other Members made up of Associate Members (Graduates, External, Special, Corporate).  Complete details can be found within the NUsport Constitution.

The Board has established five (5) committees to assist it to meet its roles and obligations. These are Audit; Clubs; Finance; Infrastructure & Planning and Personnel. The NUsport Student Sports Advisory Committee advises the Board on matters pertaining to student sport and recreation.

The NUsport AGM will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus in lecture theatre GP101 (ref E-7 on the Campus Map) and online (see detail below).

 

Ordinary members of NUsport are invited to attend this meeting. Ordinary members are the following who have joined NUsport:
• University students or permanent University staff
• Conjoint Academics
• Members of University Council
• Honorary Life Members.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE AGM IS DUE BY 20 May 2021 using this link: REGISTER HERE

2021 AGM Agenda

2020 AGM Draft Minutes

2020 Financial Statements

Proposed Constitution

Statement of Principles

Nomination forms can be obtained from the NUsport Company Secretary, Email: Trudy.Craig@theforum.org.au

Nominations close on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 5.30pm.

NUsport plays an important role in the University community.

Therefore, we support the University's code of conduct for promoting a respectful and collaborative workplace. We also engage with other areas of the University to deliver a Healthy University strategy and encourage our staff to collaborate with other University staff under this initiative.
If a University of Newcastle student believes they are being bullied or witness bullying at the University they can contact Campus Care or the Complaints Office.

NUsport manages the only Fitness Australia Quality Accredited Business in the region - The Forum.

The Fitness Australia Quality Accreditation program is based on a culture of continuous quality improvement and business development to raise the standards and credibility within the Fitness Industry. The aim is to improve service delivery that’s meaningful. The Australian Fitness Industry Quality Program entails a four step process that is strengthen by an independent third party external assessment organisation.

The program is based on six performance criteria:

  1. Professionalism - Service delivery is professional, effective and appropriate to the client’s needs.
  2. Safety - Programs and services are delivered safely through a comprehensive risk management approach. Facilities and equipment are of a high standard.
  3. Customer Care - The customer is at the centre of the business and is always treated with care and respect.
  4. Information and Knowledge - Data and information are used effectively.
  5. People - The workforce is capable of delivering and supporting the services being offered.
  6. Leadership - The business is capable of delivering and supporting the services being offered.

At The Forum we pride ourselves on being an industry leader. All Forum Fitness staff are professional members with Fitness Australia.