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It was a really disappointing end to the AFLW season in 2020 with the COVID-19 state of emergency meaning that those teams who had battled to the top were not able to square off in a final to find an ultimate winner.  It was a real body blow to not only the players, but a...
Any Melbourne based club that had re-commenced training after the first lockdown is now facing an even greater level of disappointment due to the second wave of restrictions. The greatest threat to every person who loves their club and all it represents, is the mental health impact. For those who must now navigate further loss of income,...
With sport once again off the table in Melbourne’s lockdown postcodes, the impact will be significant for a lot of adolescents and young adults.  The risk of increased mental health problems is real. David Burt, founder of Sport and Life Training (SALT), works with young adults utilizing the strength of sporting clubs and teams to...
With the announcement that the Eastern and Northern Football Leagues are cancelling their 2020 seasons for all but junior levels, there are a range of costs that will fall out of this, including a cost to emotional wellbeing. David Parkin is someone who has seen football from all angles – player, coach, commentator – and...
The temporary shutdown of sporting clubs that has been brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will have critical, long lasting implications. Dave Burt, Founder of SALT (Sport and Life Training), has spent years using the strength of sporting teams and clubs as the springboard for cultural change, and he believes that this forced shutdown presents...
Football clubs, by nature, develop strong bonds in the playing groups.  The amount of time spent together training, the tribal emotions when battling for a win on the field – this intensity drives the adoption of group behaviour and values – but it’s not always good. Dave Burt, CEO and Founder of SALT (Sport and...
Dave Burt, CEO and Founder of SALT (Sport and Life Training) recently conducted a Wellbeing and Mental Health session for a group of Under 17-year-old boys in an Eastern Football League Junior Club. It was a session that yielded amazing dividends. SALT is a not-for-profit organisation that works to deliver positive cultural and life lessons...
We are off to an exciting start to the year which already includes:Almost 100 presentations already delivered in 2020, a 12% increase on the same time last year. We’re currently on track to deliver 900+ presentations in 2020. Presentations have included, ‘For the Love of the Game’ (Positive Sports Parenting), ‘Time to Man Up’ and...