ACPE have launched Timeout Talks to develop the skills of those in New South Wales ©ACPE

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), in collaboration with the New South Wales Government and Sport NSW, has announced a new webinar series to keep sporting communities connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Named Timeout Talks - #unitedforsports, the free resource will offer a wide selection of topics and discuss the key issues sporting organisations and clubs are experiencing during the coronavirus crisis.

It will also include sessions to promote personal and professional development in areas such as coaching, high performance pathways and inclusion in sport.

The series will aim to support both individuals and organisations, from all levels of sport in New South Wales.

Michael McKnight, the partnership manager at ACPE, described how important this collaboration is in the current situation. 

"The Timeout Talks for Sport Webinar Series is a collaboration between the industries of education, sport and Government to ensure that our sporting community remains connected and united through this time," he said.

"We all know how important sport is to our society and the wide range of social, physical and mental benefits that it brings to us both as individuals and organisations.

"Through uniting our industries and supporting one another, sport will remain at the forefront of everything we do, and we will return as one."

Delivered weekly, the series will be rolled out over the next few months with the first talk, Inside Leadership in Sport, being held on Thursday (April 30).

It will involve a panel discussion with leading chief executives from the New South Wales sports industry.

Those on the panel will be Carolyn Campbell of Netball NSW, David Trodden of NSW Rugby League and Debbie La Roux of ACPE.