Adam Lambert on song in Europa Cup

Young NSWIS snowboard cross rider Adam Lambert, 19, has capped a stunning debut season by taking the men’s overall Europa Cup title. Lambert took out three of the first five Europa Cup events to get the chance to race against the best in the world in the main World Cup events.

Huge NSWIS contingent nominated for awards

A total of 20 NSWIS athletes and coaches have been nominated for awards across eight categories ahead of the Athletics Australia Athlete of the Year Awards in Sydney. The awards come on the back of a huge year in 2016, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will be announced in conjunction with athletes selected for the 2017 IAAF Athletics World Championships and World Para-Athletics Championships in London.

Kookaburras and International Open squads named

The Australian men’s Kookaburras squad has been expanded as the team for the upcoming International Hockey Open is announced. Five NSWIS athletes have been named in the team heading to Darwin for the International Hockey Open, where Australia will face Pakistan.

Birtwhistle takes to triathlon podium

NSWIS triathlete Jake Birtwhistle has claimed a podium finish in the Super League Triathlon on Hamilton Island. The new format sees athletes compete over three days in five race formats, the ‘Eliminator’, ‘Enduro’, ‘Equalizer’, ‘Sprint Pursuit’ and ‘Triple Mix’ for over USD $1m.

Henshaw claims eighth in Spain

NSWIS skier Russ Henshaw has claimed eighth place in the men’s ski slopestyle at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain. Henshaw clocked his best score of 81.80 in the third run of the final after only being able to post 32 and 47 points in the first two runs of the final.


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NSWIS Athletes

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

Jessica Fox

At 18 years of age, and after winning numerous junior world championship titles, Jessica Fox produced one of the surprising performances of the 2012 London Games to win silver in the women’s K1.

Having won the second Australian nomination trial at the Oceania Championships in 2016, Fox won bronze at 2016 Rio Games in the women’s K1.

  • Sport Canoe Slalom
  • Age 22
  • Career Highlights Gold at the 2015 World Championships in London (C1)
  • NSWIS athlete 01/07/2009

Paige Hadley

Paige Hadley made a triumphant return to netball in 2015 after an ACL injury sidelined her last year. The young versatile mid-courter earned a surprise selection in the Australian Diamonds team for her maiden World Cup, playing in a variety of midcourt positions throughout Australia’s successful Netball World Cup campaign in 2015.

The Netball World Cup gold medal capped off a remarkable 12 months for Hadley, who first made her international debut against Malawi in 2013 before returning to the international stage at Netball World Cup two years later.

  • Sport Netball
  • Age 24
  • Career Highlights Gold in 2015 World Championships in Sydney
  • NSWIS athlete 01/01/2008

Matt Graham

Matt Graham was part of the Perisher Winter Sports Club from the age of six. Since his international debut at 15 years old, Graham has gone from strength to strength and made his Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following some fantastic form throughout the 2013 season.

Graham went on to secure his first silver medal at a World Cup in the 2014-15 season, then went one better in 2016 with a gold medal at the same competition. To cap off these personal best performances, Graham was named the 2016 Ski and Snowboard Australia Athlete of the year.

  • Sport Winter Sports – Freestyle Moguls
  • Age 22
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 World Cup in Deer Valley, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 7 years

Jarryd Hughes

Jarryd Hughes was an up and coming snowboard cross athlete, claiming silver in the 2012 Junior World Championship. He then suffered a major setback in 2013 and required knee surgery.

However, with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics around the corner, Hughes was motivated to return to full fitness. Hughes performed well in the lead up to Sochi including a win at the World Cup event in Lake Louise, Canada. Hughes was placed well for his maiden Winter Olympic Games and finished 17th overall. Since Sochi, Hughes has continued to improve, with his most notable performance winning gold at the X-Games in Aspen, USA.

  • Sport Winter Sports – Snowboard Cross
  • Age 21
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 X-Games in Aspen, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 4

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