The Beachside Gift was proud to accept the award for ‘Meeting of the Year’ for the Parkdale Gift in 2021 at the Victorian Athletic League Inc season opener at Meadowglen on Sunday 29 November.
The award was voted on by the Victorian Runners and Trainers Association. The organising committee is looking to another successful event with the move to Mentone Reserve and the unveiling of the rebranded Community Bank Parkdale and Mentone East Beachside Gift on Saturday 5 February 2022.
Mind Games Panel – Mental Health and Australian Sport
The Dingley Hotel – 31st January 2020 from 6:30pm
One in five Australians experience mental ill-health every year. Come listen to some of Australia’s sporting greats as they describe their experiences with mental health and wellbeing.
Sports is all in the mind, even though it’s all about the body. The Mind Games panel of experts will open up and discuss, mental health, positive psychology, strategic thinking, resilience and the competitive spirit – on an off the field.
The Mind Games panel of experts will open up and discuss, mental health, positive psychology, strategic thinking, resilience and the competitive spirit – on an off the field. The panel will discuss strategies and new actions currently being taken
Mind Games Panel Members
About this Event
One in five Australians experiences mental ill-health every year. With so few Australians seeking professional help for mental ill-health, it’s more important than ever to ensure your players, members and parents feel safe, connected and supported.
Mental wellness is not something that has typically been on the radar of clubs, but several high profile athletes have recently revealed their battles with mental health issues, and sports administrators are looking for ways to act.
The sporting environment hasn’t always been one that encourages this level of openness when it comes to mental health. It has often been seen as a place where vulnerability is a sign of weakness and a mental health condition as a private battle to be fought but not spoken about.
Perhaps not surprisingly, sporting teams who have embraced vulnerability and open dialogue around mental health have often enjoyed better on-field results.
Date: Friday, 31st January 2020
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm AEDT
Location: The Dingley Hotel, 334 Boundary Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172
This discount is on offer to all Parkdale Gift competitors and supporters.”
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Bendigo Community Bank Parkdale Gift – Sporting Carnival
On February 2 – 2019, Parkdale’s Gerry Green Reserve will again be transformed into a smorgasbord of sporting and social activity that includes:
The Bendigo Community Bank Parkdale Gift for both Men and Women returns to Parkdale after a successful return of the Gift in March 2018 (originally held in 1963/4) worth $5,000 each.
The inclusion of Cleanaway (www.cleanaway.com.au) as a terrific supporter of local events in Kingston is the new naming rights sponsor of the ‘Cleanaway 400m Open” With prize money of $5,000 it is the second richest 400m on the Victorian Athletic League calendar.
Other activities include:
The “Golden Gloves” Boxing Tournament
Tennis Victoria – fastest serve
Bayside Schools U/16 Championship
Hodges Healthy Start event (mass yoga & pilates)
Leader News activations
Food and activities for all
Parkdale Gift Organiser – Tim Mason said “The resurgence of the Parkdale last year (after 54 years) is more than a running race – Our focus is not only the athletes but the involvement of the community including the local clubs, businesses and schools and providing a huge variety of events for everyone. The involvement of the Indigenous community from the Kimberley’s looks like again being a highlight in 2019. The support of the Parkdale Cricket Club to allow us to move dates is indicative of the support of the local community.”
Many athletes will travel nationally – include defending champions in 2018 from Western Australia –
The Women’s winner Kiara Reddingius said “Parkdale was a fantastic initiative, and the prize money is enough to encourage interstate athletes to make the trip, it certainly made the decision for Evan and I to come over, it enabled us to have a hit out before Stawell, and cover the cost of our trip. To the sponsors, please realise the positive contribution professional races make to developing athletes from all over Australia: I personally would not be half the athlete I am today without them. See you for 2019!
The Men’s winner Evan Jarvis said – “Parkdale is the first Victorian race I have won as a pro runner. Evans flight were delayed the night before and he got to his accommodation at 3am. The weather didn’t really damper the race. It was really exciting to win the last race before Stawell. I am looking forward to coming over again in February to defend my title”!
For Further Information contact:
Tim Mason – President of Parkdale Gift 0456 985 201 or email@example.com