Diamonds ready for netball Quad Series

The Australian Diamonds will open their campaign at the inaugural Netball Quad Series against South Africa at Vector Arena in Auckland today.   It will be the first time the two side’s meet following the qualification rounds of the Netball World Cup in Sydney last year, the Diamonds triumphing 66-31 on that occasion.

Bronze medal for NSWIS Rower in first finals of the U23 World Championships

NSWIS rower Sam Hardy has highlighted the results after the first finals of the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands; winning bronze in the men’s coxed four.   Hardy joined Jack Cleary, Texas Lawton, Henry Youl and cox Louis Copolov to race to the final step on the podium, following in winners New Zealand and silver medallists Italy.

Four NSWIS players included in Netball World Youth Cup squad

Four NSWIS players have been selected in the 2016-17 Australian Netball World Youth Cup squad, which will form the basis for the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup team, to be hosted in Gaborone, Botswana in July next year. Toni Anderson, Keira Austin, Prudence Ellis and Claire O’Brien are part of the 20-player squad named by Australian World Youth Cup Coach Tania Obst, selector Jill McIntosh and Netball Australia’s National Pathway Manager Stacey West.

2020 Vision for swimmers at Junior Pan Pacs

The 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships begin in Maui, Hawaii tomorrow with five NSWIS supported athletes named as part of Australian team being led by head coach Glenn Beringen.   National 200m breaststroke champion Matthew Wilson (SOPAC, NSWIS) and emerging freestyler Vincent Dai (SOPAC, NSWIS) will be joined by backstroke Australian age group medallists Leon MacAllister (Carlisle, NSWIS), Bradley Woodward (Mingara, NSWIS) and Francesca Fitzhenry (Trinity Grammar, NSWIS).

Australian Olympians arrive home

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, as well as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Sport Minister Sussan Ley have welcomed the Australian Olympic team home.   Hundreds of friends and family packed into Qantas Hangar 96 this morning to greet a plane full of 330 Olympic athletes and officials who landed in Sydney, including the NSWIS athletes who represented the nation in Rio.


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NSWIS Athletes

The NSWIS supports over 350 athletes across 14 sport programs. Learn more about some of our athletes below.

Dani Samuels

Crowned world champion in 2009, Dani Samuels has competed at three Olympics. Dani produced an outstanding performance at the recent Rio Olympic Games finishing 4th in the women’s discus.

In 2014 she also blitzed the field to win her first Commonwealth Games gold medal and has since continued to dominate Australian domestic competition with multiple/consecutive national championships.

  • Sport Athletics
  • Age 28
  • Career Highlights Gold at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin
  • Year at NSWIS 8

Richie Campbell

Since making his debut over ten years ago, Richie Campbell has become one of the key field players in the Australian men’s water polo team. He was the youngest member of the Beijing Olympic team which finished 8th and was also a part of the London Olympic team four years later finishing 7th.

Richie was part of the team that finished 5th at the World Super League Final and at his 3rd Olympic Games in Rio Richie was part of the Australian team that finished 9th.

  • Sport Water Polo
  • Age 28
  • Career Highlights 5th in World League Finals 2016
  • Year at NSWIS 10

Melissa Wu

At just 24 years old, Melissa Wu is considered a veteran of her sport, with Rio her third Olympic Games campaign. 2008 and 2010 was a successful period for Mel, which featured medal winning performances at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. She claimed silver in the 10m synchronised platform at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and followed this with two brilliant performances at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games where she took home a gold and a silver medal.

2016 has been another good year for Mel with a bronze in the 10m platform at the 2016 World Cup and 5th in the women’s 10m platform at the Olympic Games in Rio.

  • Sport Diving
  • Age 24
  • Career Highlights Silver 10m synchro 2008 Olympic Games Beijing
  • Year at NSWIS 6

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