Aligned Leisure Wins Industry Innovation Award

Richmond Football Club and Aligned Leisure’s Tiger PAW program has won a major award at the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards held this week at the Pullman Albert Park. The successful Tiger PAW (Physical Activity and Wellbeing) program took out the prestigious Programs, Activities and Events Award. The program educates primary school aged children in four modules, which are developed dependant on the needs of the local community. The 2017 program was rolled out in Cardinia Shire and […]

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VFL Tigers set to tackle Casey in Cardinia

The VFL Tigers will be on the hunt for their fourth consecutive victory when they take on Casey in Beaconsfield on Saturday 8 July. Playing their second game for the year at their home-away-from-home, the VFL Tigers will be keen to improve on their previous visit to Holm Park Recreation Reserve, a narrow five-point loss to Werribee in Round 7. The VFL Tigers are in a rich vein of form, having defeated Geelong, Northern Blues and Essendon in their past […]

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Highly regarded leisure industry expert Liam O’Brien has been appointed as Nillumbik Leisure Manager. O’Brien will join the Aligned Leisure team in June as they finalise the transition for management of the Eltham Leisure Centre. Aligned Leisure General Manager – Operations, Shane Dunne, will continue in his role of transition manager until early August when he will officially hand over operational management to O’Brien. Throughout his career, O’Brien has managed a number of community leisure facilities including the iconic Brunswick […]

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2017 Bunjil Award Announced

Jake Ward Bunjil Award Winner

Cardinia Life’s Jake Ward has been recognised as Aligned Leisure’s inaugural Bunjil Award winner. The Bunjil Award is the Richmond Football Club and now Aligned Leisure peer-nominated award that recognises individuals who best role model the values. Bunjil is an Indigenous story about the land surrounding Punt Road Oval. Bunjil and his warriors are strong and powerful symbols of each of the Aligned Leisure values and their story also honours our commitment to community. 2017 marks the 4th year of […]

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Aligned Leisure to lead Eltham Leisure Centre into the future

Aligned Leisure has successfully tendered for the management rights of the Eltham Leisure Centre in Nillumbik Shire. The Eltham Leisure Centre, located approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, is currently undergoing a major aquatic redevelopment. Aligned Leisure will commence management of the facility on July 1st. Aligned Leisure Managing Director Cain Liddle said it was a privilege to manage a facility long regarded as one of Melbourne’s premier recreation facilities. “This is a well-established facility that is undergoing a major […]

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Leading into the future

Mentored by Richmond Football Club defender Steven Morris, the Cardinia Young Leaders program will encourage and support young people (15-17 year olds) to become actively engaged as leading young citizens. They will work directly with local sporting clubs to encourage and facilitate the implementation of a healthy sporting environment. Participants will be exposed to leadership development programs including mindfulness, personality profiles, public speaking and teamwork. Participants will also be offered funded positions in accredited training programs such as pool lifeguard, […]

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Powell joins Aligned Leisure Board

The Richmond Football Club has appointed new club director Joe Powell to join the Aligned Leisure Board. This appointment comes on the back of the Richmond Board unanimously accepting the recommendations of the Nominations Committee that former Hay Group (Pacific) managing director Henriette Rothschild, and former managing director SEEK Education, Joe Powell, fill the vacancies. The vacancies were created by the recent resignations of Tony Free and Rex Chadwick. Powell was formerly Managing Director of SEEK Education, overseeing SEEK Learning, CATHO Education […]

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Aligned Leisure raises $27,000 for Casey Cardinia Foundation

Aligned Leisure, operators of Cardinia Shire’s major aquatic and recreation facilities, have raised $27,000 for the Casey Cardinia Foundation. The funds were raised with support from Aligned Leisure’s commercial partners at the inaugural fundraiser for the Foundation, held at the Pakenham Racing Club on Thursday, February 9. The $27,000 donation will support important community programs and services, which could not be provided without the support of local businesses. “It is our quintessential purpose to align with the unique needs of […]

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Positive changes lead to positive results

Customer Experience

Aligned Leisure have partnered with Culture Amp, the world’s most powerful employee feedback and analytics platform, to research our recent staff acquisition in the Shire of Cardinia. As part of the management transition, Aligned Leisure employed almost 150 staff, who had previously been employed by the outgoing management group. As the General Manager of People, Culture & Performance, Dr. Amanda Green ensured that people were a focus during the transition. “The people who joined us were already intimately connected with […]

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New Cardinia Leisure Manager Appointed

Experienced and highly regarded facility manager Simon Bryson has been appointed as Cardinia Leisure Manager. Bryson replaces Transition Manager Shane Dunne, who will continue his involvement with Aligned Leisure, as General Manager – Operations. Dunne will also resume his work at the Richmond Football Club in a new role as Business Development Manager. Since commencing management of the Cardinia Shire Council’s major recreation facilities on July 1, Aligned Leisure has seen an 18 per cent increase in memberships, three per […]

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