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What is RAVSTASS? RAVSTASS is an Independent Multi-Sport Association of Eight Divisions; River, Air, Valley, Sea, Track, Aim, Snow & Stadium. We believe strongly, that given our increasingly mobile lifestyle that there is a need for a sports association that is not limited to geography, individual sport, nor a parent entity. 
RAVSTASS Mission. To bring together individuals, groups, and clubs into eight divisions through the administration of one association. River, Air, Valley, Sea, Track, Aim, Snow & Stadium.
RAVSTASS Vision. A single membership which opens opportunities to participate in activities, share knowledge and access vast resources by building a network across otherwise unrelated disciplines. 
How do I join RAVSTASS? Membership is free, join here!  
How do I contact RAVSTASS? Email us here! 

Our History. RAVSTASS was created on the 26 Nov 2013 with the vision of bringing together a collection of activities into a single organisation. On 10 April 2015 the Foundation Meeting of the Association was held. The Association was duly Incorporated on 21 May 2015.
Meaning of RAVSTASS Crest. The Raven is a legacy from the founders heraldry tracing back to the reign of King Mathias Corvinus over 500 years ago. The return of the Raven after battles on the castle gates, was taken to be a good omen along with the advice it brought back. Our Ravens open beak, denotes it speaking the message; rather than merely bringing back the message; and is our first role in consulting the development of multi-sports. The genus ‘Corvus’ is latin and whence King Corvinus was named. This genus has distinct Raven species in Australia, some are often mistaken for crows, reminding us of our next role in educating the improvement of multi-sports.  The Ravens open wings symbolise the growth ambitions for RAVSTASS to introduce more members to new environments and challenges. The reflex blue represents the Universities combined colour codes where the idea for RAVSTASS was refined from volunteer club administration. The Raven's right claw firmly planted is our first obligation in safety. The left claw in moment of leaving the post is synchronised with being forward looking, reminding us of the need to plan every time for success. The prevalence of black and white in the logo is reference to antient duality and more contemporarily with the chequer flag; inspiring us to our goals in competition. The tall lettering indicates our aims for vertical integration as being more worthy of our focus than merely a large membership. The standard height of all lettering emphasises our desire to focus evenly toward each environment. The lettering is an acronym for our eight divisions denoting the environments in which we conduct our activities: River, Air, Valley, Sea, Track, Aim, Snow & Stadium. 

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Meaning of Ravens Teams Logo. Comrade Member, Nick Clancey, designed the entirety of the RAVSTASS Clothing and apparel range between 2016 and 2020. As a member of the RAVSTASS SA Masters Games (SAMG) Basketball team which won Gold in 2018, he envisaged a new uniform design dedicated to this team for future tournaments. The new design incorporated an evolution of the RAVSTASS Crest with an animated Raven. The dominant lettering is Ravens which aligns with how our teams are more commonly known as. The miniature 'H' at bottom of the lettering is artefact of the Hardwood Sports clothing brand which RAVSTASS acquired in 2020 and through which the RAVSTASS branding matured. The Raven is facing to the future, is squarely focused on the objective ahead with sharpened claws ready for the fight. The feathers under the wing represent the eight (8) divisions of RAVSTASS. The high wings affirm the achievements of our teams in the past and the beak reaching to the future signals our aspirations ahead.