Junior athletes well represented in Water Polo

Water Polo Australia have named their Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s squads to tour ahead of the 2017 FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships, featuring five men and seven women from the NSW Institute of Sport. The Junior Men have kicked off their tour in Szombathely, Hungry with five days of intense training ahead of their first tournament which started on Friday 21st July.

Medal haul at World Para Athletics Championships

The Australian Para Athletics team has cemented itself as a world leader on the track and field, after scooping up another three medals on the final day of the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Australia will return home with a medal haul of 11 gold, nine silver and eight bronze, but it was the spectacular performances of NSW Institute of Sport athletes James Turner, Angie Ballard and Madison de Rozario that impressed the most on day ten of competition.

Winter athletes presented scholarships in Jindabyne

An enjoyable evening at the Jindabyne Sport & Recreation Centre’s Moguls Restaurant was the occasion for the 2017 formalities of the NSWIS Winter Sports program. Following the best snow day of the season, the celebrations continued as 30 athletes from Winter Sports were officially presented with their scholarships for the year.

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.


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