Diver Matthew Mitcham honoured internationally

Olympic gold medallist and former NSWIS diver Matthew Mitcham will be inducted into The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as part of the Class of 2020. This year ISHOF will induct thirteen honourees from seven countries; five swimmers, two coaches, one diver, one water polo player, one synchronised swimmer, one open water swimmer, and two contributors.

Louise Sauvage first Paralympian to be anointed a Legend of Australian Sport

NSWIS Wheelchair Track & Road Coach Louise Sauvage OAM becomes the first Paralympian to be elevated to legend status within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame at the 35th Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Thursday. The nine-time Paralympic gold medallist, who becomes the 41st Legend of Australian sport, has been a trailblazer throughout her career and was the first Paralympian to be inducted as a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007.

Fitzgibbons & Gilmore secure WSL ranking requirement for Tokyo

Based on world-class performances in 2019 on the World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (WCT) and competition results so far in the Roxy Pro, currently being held in Hossegor France, both Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore have secured the WSL ranking requirement for qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In May 2020, Surfing Australia will consider athletes that have satisfied the Tokyo 2020 Nomination Criteria and will submit to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection.

The importance of fibre for athletes

Dietary fibre is an essential component of a healthy diet for all individuals, including athletes. It is found in plant-based foods including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, and it plays a fundamental role in keeping our guts healthy and happy.

Southern Design continue NSWIS Awards support

Southern Design’s ongoing support of the NSW Institute of Sport’s annual awards ceremony will see them sponsoring the Coach of the Year category at the 2019 NSWIS Awards. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of an NSWIS coach or a coach working with NSWIS scholarship athletes based on continuous improvement and demonstrated engagement in learning and development as well as performance impact of coaching innovation and initiatives.


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Brittany O’Brien is an Olympic diver who competed for Australia in Rio Olympics 2016, as well as the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.

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  • Proudest Moment Being nominated on the Rio 2016 Team, because it made me realise I did in fact have what it takes to be a top athlete. It's made me more confident in my abilities and I'm so excited to show the world what I can do.
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