About the PEPL approach

The PEPL approach is a University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) initiative lead by Prof Dick Telford and developed by Dr Rohan Telford, Prof Dick Telford and Dr Lisa Olive (Deakin University).

The PEPL approach has been evaluated in two randomised controlled trials in metropolitan and regional areas in Victoria, Australia. The first two PEPL coaches; Ron Rooney and Andy Hair have made significant contributtions to the development of the PEPL approach.

PEPL was developed in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Educatoin and Trainng, School Sport Victoria, Sport Australia (formerly the Australian Sport Commission), ACHPER Victoria, Cricket Australia and with encouragement from the Confederation of Australian Sport and the Primary School Principals Association.

Research involving the PEPL Approach is undertaken in parallel with, and will benefit from two other UCRISE studies: The Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study www.look.org.au and the Active Early Learning (AEL) project www.AELproject.com.au