The Marketing and Development groups task is to develop strategies and activities to promote gliding and to assist clubs in their own marketing and development activities.
|The Team Left to Right: John Styles Chair M&D &Vic/Tas RDO, Ian Caldwell NSW RDO, Tom Holt WA RDO, David Kinlan Qld RDO, Leonie Furze, Women in Gliding Rep and Richard Frawley IT Specialist, not pictured Sean Young Magazine Editor (Note that SA/NT currently do not have a RDO).|
The group consists of a Chair, currently John Styles who is a member of the GFA Executive and Board and representatives from each region and a number of specialists.
You can access a range Marketing and Development documents that will assist you and your club at www.glidingaustralia.org/marketing-and-development
Over the next few years Australia will host a number of international competitions and this represents an opportunity to leverage off these exciting events to promote gliding to a wider audience and this in turn will provide opportunities for clubs to benefit from this. This will of course entail some changes at club level to ensure the product you are selling is the product the market wants, what was good enough 30-40 years is not necessarily good enough in the modern world.
John Styles cmd(at)glidingaustralia.org