Back to school for NSWIS track cyclists

A new pilot program for the NSW Institute of Sport Track Sprint Cycling team is transforming the school playground into a velodrome for one hour a week. Over the past month athletes have volunteered their time to partake in running a basic cycling program for children at Broderick Gillawarna School with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Support for softball women as sights set on Tokyo

Softball athletes are benefitting from a new project launched by the NSW Institute of Sport, in preparation for the re-inclusion of the sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Eleven NSWIS scholarships have been given to athletes from the national women’s softball squad in a collaboration with Softball Australia, NSW Softball and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Sport pathways workshop proves popular

The third Sports Pathways, Partnerships & Platforms Workshop took place today at the NSW Institute of Sport, with over 90 members of the sports community in attendance.  A collaboration between the Office of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport and NSWIS this workshop focused on the development and quality of coaching in Australia.  Amongst the presenters was Head Coach of the Westfield Matildas, Alen Stajcic, who talked about his experience as a coach and his individual pathway. Stajcic is also an advisor to the Future Matildas Program, a collaboration with NSWIS and football partners.

New Future Matildas Program launched

A new program has been launched to help develop the next generation of Australia’s elite female footballers. The collaborative Future Matildas program, which started with sessions in mid-March, has been established to provide a tailored training environment for some of Australia’s most talented 15-20-year-old female footballers.

11 ways to reduce food waste

Did you know Australians throw out 20% of the food they purchase? That’s one in every five bags of shopping that goes right to the bin!


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Murray Stewart is an Olympic gold winning medalist for the Canoe – Sprint. Stewart secured gold in the 2012 London games for the K4 1000m event.

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