Australia Sports Chiropractic

Background: The primary function of the FICS Executive Council (ExCo) is oversight of the organisation's strategic direction to grow the sports chiropractic community on the world stage. The FICS Regional representatives are members of the FICS Exco, and their primary responsibility is to be the connection between the FICS ExCo and the NCSC. These reports help your Regional Representative stay connected to your NCSC strengths, weaknesses/challenges, opportunities, and tactics that the NCSC is facing. We encourage you to reach out to your FICS Regional Representative to discuss any issues you are facing so that they can contact you and discuss this at a mutually convenient time. 

Please stay connected with your FICS Regional Representative and invite them to a couple of your board meetings each year so we can build that strong connection, awareness and communication link. This online reporting template is a tool to raise reporting and does not replace the interaction between the Regions and the FICS Regional Representative. This process enables FICS and the NCSC to create a strong working relationship to provide continuous support and feedback to serve and grow the broader sports chiropractic community.

Instructions: The NCSC quarterly report has two sections:
Part I.
 Activities which the NCSC are working on or have been doing in the past quarter.
Part II. Areas with which the NCSC would like FICS assistance. This part will assist FICS in supporting your NCSC and sharing resources for the growth of sports chiropractic.

If there is no activity in the last quarter, a "NA" response is sufficient. However, before you list "NA", please consider any significant information/developments concerning your NCSC and sports chiropractic during this period. You may consider including any updates on projects you are working on or issues that your NCSC reported on in previous reports, which are still ongoing.

How the reports are used:
These reports are tabled and discussed by the ExCo at quarterly meetings with follow-up by the ExCo Regional Representative.

Quarterly Report

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Part I: Your NCSC Activities

Part II: Areas where FICS and your NCSC could collaborate

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Select name of your NCSCAustralia Sports Chiropractic
Date of Report29/05/2022
Quarterly period1st Quarter: Jan-March
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Name person submitting reportLuke Nelson
No. of members170
Your position in your NCSCPresident
Date of annual meeting21/05/2022
Name of your NCSC President:Luke Nelson
1. ACTIVITY: Summary of activity within your NCSC over the last quarter. If there has not been much activity in the last quarter, you may consider including any projects you are working on, issues your NCSC is facing, discussions or growth with which you may like support.

We recently held our annual Sports Chiropractic Symposium in Melbourne on 20-22nd May which featured a combined Upper & Lower ICSC module. We were happy with the attendance being the first face to face conference since 2019, with just over 150 attendees across both streams. Once we have the feedback from attendees, we will hold a meeting with FICS representatives to discuss the wins & losses and start to plan for 2023's event.

We also discussed the opportunity that presents with the Commonwealth Games to be held in Victoria in 2026 and the Olympic Games in Brisbane in 2032 and working towards having chiropractic representation at these events.

With more events coming back on the calendar, we look to resume SCA working at these events.

Lastly, come 1st July, we will also see a change in the committee with Brad Immerman taking over from myself as Chair of SCA. I'd like to thank my committee for all their support during my 4 year term.

- Does your NCSC have student members? Yes
- Do you charge the students for membership? No
- Do you register the students with FICS (noting that FICS do not charge for student members)? Unsure on this actually, Stuti & Glynis from ACA deal with FICS regarding membership. Trish will know if these student members' details are passed on.
- What would you like to see FICS achieve in the 2022-2025 period? The continued growth of membership around the world & working towards cementing our involvement at Olympics.

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Part II: Areas where FICS and your NCSC could collaborate

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Part I: Your NCSC Activities

CHALLENGES: List any challenges which your NCSC are facing, or your Executives are working to solve. (List N/A if none at this stage)

Membership numbers have dwindled over the last few years, however, a commitment from ACA to lower membership fees and the return to face to face learning should mean an increase in membership numbers going forward. We also have our lowest student numbers and also poor student attendance at the recent symposium, so we had some constructive discussions at our recent meeting on how we can improve this.

FOLLOW-UP: Please select any followup you are interested in. FICS will get the respective Commission Chair or your Regional Rep to contact you. (If applicable)Regional Rep