Gary Penfold

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Gary Penfold (Manager of Warringah Aquatic Centre) has worked in the Recreation Industry since 1980 in a range of areas including Sports Development, Dry Facility Management, Special Events and Aquatic Facility Management. Gary has contributed to the development of the industry through various voluntary roles during this time, including: ARI NSW Executive Committee, ARI Training Committee, National Water Safety Council, ARI Conference and Magazine committees. A former ARI President for three years, Gary Penfold currently holds the position of Chair of ALFA.

Census 2011: Which industry do you work in?


After having just completing my census commitments for the next five years, I was forced to (yet again) think hard about what “industry” I work in. Granted, on this occasion there wasn’t much choice.  Health service and community care...

Why do I have to pay a spectator fee?

Grandstand - Blue & white chairs - small version

We charge a spectator fee at our facility and I have been getting complaints from people (often parents of water polo players in our case) for a number of years now who expect to come into our facility as...