Young Aussie water polo players deem Europe trip a success

The Australian men’s Born 1998 water polo team have arrived back in Australia following an eighth place finish at the Youth World Championships in Podgorica, Montenegro   Included in the team were NSWIS athletes Chaz Poot, Charlie Negus, Lucas Mackaway, Keenan Marsden and Sam Nangle who were all integral to the team throughout the tour.   The team had got off to a flying start at the world championships, going on a hot streak of wins to claim victory in their first four games to finish atop their group.

NSWIS seven selected for Australian women’s youth water polo team

Seven NSWIS water polo players have been selected to represent Australia at the third FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships in Auckland, New Zealand from December 12-18 this year.   Named in the team were Danielle Morrissey, Meghan Ridge, Matilda Kearns, Kiara Holden, Emma Jones, Savannah Henshaw and Hayley Collins for the competition that will take place at the Sir Owen G.

FLUID LOSS: When to drink during training

Losing large amounts of fluid has a negative effect on training performance   When you are dehydrated muscles fatigue and lose strength, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body, mental focus and concentration decreases, temperature control is impaired and generally leads to fatigue as the body slows down.   Fluid requirements will vary between athletes even within each individual from day to day depending on the workload, sweat rate, environment and conditions that the individual training in.

Greg McFadden steps down as head coach of Aussie Stingers

Greg McFadden has decided to step away from his role as head coach of the Australian women’s water polo team, the Aussie Stingers, following a 12-year tenure.   Since McFadden assumed the role of head coach in 2004, the Stingers have gone on to become a powerhouse of women’s water polo.

Young & incredibly talented, meet the new look NSW Swifts

The NSW Swifts have unveiled their team for the 2017 National Netball League, putting together a roster headed by a trio of international talent who will lead a dynamic young squad into the future.   Beginning in February 2017, the National Netball League replaces the ANZ Championship.


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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 21
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 World Cup in Deer Valley, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 7 years

Ellie Cole

Ellie has been around the international scene for almost a decade, making her debut in the green and gold at just 15 years old at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships. In her first World Championships she won a silver medal in the 50m backstroke. Two years later, Cole was selected for her first Paralympic Games in Beijing where she claimed one silver and two bronze medals in the 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 400m freestyle respectively.

At the London Paralympic Games, Cole didn’t just win one gold medal, she won four gold and two bronze medals. In doing so Cole achieved a dream of beating her arch rival and hero, South African Natalie du Toit, also a multiple gold medallist.

  • Sport (Para) Swimming
  • Age 24
  • Career Highlights Gold 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2012 Paralympic Games
  • NSWIS athlete 1 year

Angie Ballard

Angie Ballard has been involved in wheelchair racing for over a decade and has competed at every Paralympic Games since Sydney 2000. Since her first Paralympic Games, Ballard has worked hard, gained valuable experience and achieved much success.

Her earliest success came at the 2002 world championships where she won a gold medal in the 100m event. Ten years later, Ballard competed at the London Paralympic Games where she took home two silver medals and a bronze.

  • Sport Athletics (AWD)
  • Age 34
  • Career Highlights Gold in the 100m at the 2002 World Championships
  • NSWIS athlete 15 years

Ryley Batt

Ryley Batt is a world class wheelchair rugby player, representing Australia at three Paralympic Games and multiple world championships.

In 2004 Batt was the youngest member of the Paralympic team at just 15 and has now well and truly marked his place as one of the world’s best wheelchair rugby players.

  • Sport Wheelchair Rugby
  • Age 27
  • Career Highlights Paralympic gold medal at London 2012
  • NSWIS athlete 7 years

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