Kevin Thompson named CEO for NSW Institute of Sport

NSWIS has today announced that Kevin Thompson will be joining the NSW Institute of Sport as its new Chief Executive Officer. Sports Minister for the NSW State Government Stuart Ayres announced the appointment of Thompson, who is currently the Director of the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Science.

World record breaking run from James Turner in London

After breaking the world record in his heat for the 200m T36 on night three of the World Para Athletics Championships in London, James Turner (NSWIS) soared to glory again, in yet another World Record Time of 24.09s (-0.4). The 21-year-old from Diamond Beach finished close to an entire second ahead of silver medallist Kryzsztof Ciuksza from Poland, to win his maiden world title.

NSWIS and Bankstown Sports Club renew partnership

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has today announced a renewal of its partnership with Bankstown Sports Club. The one year extension to the partnership will see NSWIS athletes, coaches and experts continuing to benefit from the use of the Dunc Gray Velodrome facilities – helping to support Australian athletes to become world’s best.

National success for NSW hockey squad

New South Wales have completed the Hockey U21 Australian National Championships in fine fashion, securing gold for the men & women in Wollongong after a week long event. Taking place at Illawarra Hockey Stadium, the 2017 tournament has been a chance for teams from all over the country to test themselves against one another in a competitive environment.

Case Study | Chasing success through concentration

Dr Mike Martin is a Performance Psychologist with the NSW Institute of Sport. His passion is supporting athletes to “get their head in the game” so that they can see the fruits of their hard work come to light in the pressure cooker of international competition.   From the Expert | Psychology In the middle of preparations for the European competition season, around late March, an athlete knocked on my door, still dripping with sweat from the gym.


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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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