What to consider when approaching weight loss as an athlete

The body doesn’t like to change weight rapidly; it takes time to increase or reduce body weight healthily and for long term results. Extreme dietary attempts for fast weight loss and changes to body composition can be harmful and increase the risk of illness or injury, especially with a high training load.

Vale Stephen Wooldridge OAM

It is with great sadness that the NSWIS farewells one of our greatest cyclists, Olympian Stephen Wooldridge OAM. Born in 1977, Stephen won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the men’s 4000m team pursuit.

Stevens storms to silver

NSWIS discus thrower Dani Stevens was back to her brilliant best at the IAAF World Championships in London, securing a silver medal in a new Commonwealth and Australian record. This was the first time Stevens has appeared on a global podium since she became the youngest discus world champion in history in 2009.

NSWIS Coach to lead Australian diving team at World University Games

NSWIS Diving Coach Joel Rodriguez will be heading to Taipei, Taiwan this week to prepare the Australian Diving team for the World University Games. The Australian team includes NSWIS athlete and Rio Olympian Brittany O’Brien, and also NSW diver Nick Jeffree.

Gentle a giant in Montreal win

NSWIS Triathlete Ashleigh Gentle secured her first ever World Series triathlon in Montreal overnight, an impressive victory in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games next year. The former world junior champion had recorded five silver medals in the elite World Series previously, but finally broke through in a difficult race.

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Greta Hayes is a hockey player who competed for Australia in the Junior World Cup in 2016 in which they won a bronze medal.

  • Sport Hockey
  • Age 21
  • Career Highlights Bronze medal at Junior World Cup 2016
  • Proudest Moment Stepping out at the first game of the Junior World Cup and lining up beside my team to sing the Australian national anthem
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