NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres claims Sydney is falling behind other Australian cities in its big sporting event infrastructure.
The New South Wales government has come in for heavy criticism over its $2 billion plan to knock down and rebuild two of Sydney's largest sports stadiums.
Neglected and sub-par facilities are one of many barriers to youth participation in sport.
The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
Australia’s junior community sport system has been heavily professionalised and commercialised.
The relationship between commercialised sport and junior sport has largely been left to the periphery of Australian sporting analyses.
Survey data show men are more likely to participate in sport for fun or enjoyment than women.
There is much work to do if Australia is to eradicate various barriers to participation in sport.
Taekwondo champ Jade Jones celebrates a gold medal with her mother.
Child sport success relies on having a positive parental influence.
Whichever way you look at it, Australian rules football makes a clear difference for the better in people’s lives.
In their hearts, everyone associated with the AFL knows the decline in the community is real.
Many clubs sign players as young children and make them agree to not play anything else. The evidence suggests they're making a big mistake.