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By Dave Burt, Founder of SALT (Sport and Life Training) It is that simple and that serious. Putting Victoria into Stage 4 Restrictions – a true lockdown – will no doubt lead to a significant increase in loneliness and disconnection.  And we know that loneliness and disconnection are the single biggest contributors to mental health...
When Steph Collins from SALT (Sport and Life Training) checked in with Luke Kerr from Mount Martha Junior Football Club, she got some great feedback on the value of the Reconnect session SALT had run for his teams. Luke Kerr is Team Manager for the Under 16 and Under 17 boys teams.  He saw how...
By David Burt, Founder, Sport and Life Training How do we respond to the news that one in four sporting clubs may not survive the COVID Lockdown? Clubs have reported that income from sponsors, participants and activity-based revenue streams have disappeared, but their costs continue. There is also fear the many participants won’t return due...
In the months since the lockdown late March, people have gone through a gamut of emotions – fear, panic, despair, loneliness – to name a few. But with the easing of restrictions, it was like there was a collective breath of relief taken, we could feel the revival. And then, mid-breath, Victoria was back in...
This is to advise of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of SALT Sport and Life Training Ltd (ABN 586 056 796 69). The details of this meeting are as follows: Date: 11 August 2020 Time: 4:00 PM Place: Virtual Meeting – Zoom At the meeting, voting members will be asked to: accept the...
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,...
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...
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