NSW Government increases funding for elite athletes

NSW Olympic and Paralympic athletes have received a boost with the announcement of a $3 million recurrent investment for the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) over the next three years. In making the announcement, NSW Institute of Sport CEO Kevin Thompson highlighted the numerous opportunities that would stem directly from the additional funding.

NSWIS leads with four divers, coach selected for National Junior Team

The 2018 Australian Elite Junior Championships have wrapped up in Hobart, Tasmania, with the NSWIS Diving Team celebrating a haul of 15 medals as four athletes and one coach won selection for the Australian Junior National Team. A further six NSWIS athletes were selected for the Australian Junior National Squad.

Balance and Routine | how swimmer Brad Woodward fuels himself for the pool

After smashing his personal best time to finish in second place in both the 100m and 200m backstroke at the 2018 Australian Swimming Trials, Bradley Woodward repeated the trick just a few months later, setting further PBs as he won silver medals in both events at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. One of the new Australian stars of the pool says that what he puts into his body plays a crucial role in maintaining such a high level of training and performance outcomes.

NSWIS Water Polo Women’s squad trains with Thai national team in Bangkok

The NSW Institute of Sport’s Water Polo Women’s squad is in Thailand for a joint training camp with the Thai national team. The camp, held in Bangkok from 8th-17th June, is being conducted with the Thai Swimming Association and includes several matches against the national water polo side.

Kate Blamey boosts coaching stocks for Freestyle Moguls

Kate Blamey will join an expanded coaching team for the NSWIS Freestyle Moguls Program for the next winter cycle. The former athlete brings a wealth of experience to the NSW Institute of Sport, following coaching roles with The Mogul Skiing Academy, Perisher Snowsports School and most recently the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.


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