Badenhorst to lead Australian Paralympic Team for PyeongChang

NSWIS Para Snowboarder Joany Badenhorst will join two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley as co-captain of the Australian Paralympic Team for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games in March. The Australian Paralympic Committee is currently preparing to send approximately 11 athletes plus three guides from the two sports to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Finalists announced for 2017 NSWIS Awards

World champion athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport have led the finalist announcements for the prestigious 2017 NSWIS Awards Dinner. It has been another excellent year for NSWIS athletes, with eleven recently crowned world champions among the finalists.

Food labels – how athletes can make sense of the fine print

Understanding what is in the food you are eating is important to know what energy will be going into your training. When making food choices in the supermarket each food product with multiple ingredients is required to have a nutrition information panel and an ingredients list on the packet.

Double victory for Aussies over NZ in Oceania Cup Finals

Both the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras have won the Oceania Cup, defeating New Zealand on the day and PNG in the group stage to take the win on home soil. The Hockeyroos defeated Rio Olympics conquerors New Zealand 2-0 to win their third consecutive Oceania Cup at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Brad McGee honoured with Hall of Fame induction

Following an illustrious career as an NSWIS scholarship holder in which he won Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold, and success as a directeur sportif for Saxo Bank-SunGard on the professional circuit in Europe, Brad McGee OAM will soon be inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame. McGee, a member of the NSWIS Most Outstanding for his success in and out of the sporting arena, gave everything he had on the bike in a 10-year cycling career that made him an Olympic gold medallist, world champion and wearer of all Grand Tour leader’s jerseys.


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Tiffany Thomas-Kane OAM won a gold and three bronze medals in the swimming pool at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Thomas-Kane also received the Order of Australia in 2017 for her outstanding achievement at the age of just 15.

  • Sport Swimming
  • Age 16
  • Career Highlights Gold at the Paralympic Games
  • Proudest Moment My proudest moment was definitely winning gold at the Paralympic games. I had been my dream my whole life and it finally came true.
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