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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,...
Lockdown means no sport with an increased risk of mental health issues.  How can you cope? July 10, 2020 With the lockdown of Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire until the 19th of August at the earliest, sport is once again off the table and the impact will be significant for a lot of adolescents and...
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...
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