Medical Conference a successful operation

Load monitoring in athletes was the agenda for the annual NSWIS Medical Conference, held in the Ian Thorpe Theatrette on Saturday 18th November. In attendance were industry professionals from the sports medicine field including doctors, physiotherapists and massage therapists from the network of providers in New South Wales.

VIDEO | Cerrone Jewellers add glamour to Awards Dinner

Cerrone Jewellers have been providing the medals for the NSW Institute of Sport Awards Dinner for several years, adding glamour to the annual celebration of athletes, coaches and sports. The awards, hand crafted in Cerrone’s workshop in Leichhardt, NSW, include four diamonds, giving the medals a sense of beauty and prestige.

2017 NSWIS Awards winners revealed

The winners from the 2017 NSWIS Awards have been revealed following a gala ceremony at the Sydney Cricket Ground to honour the state’s finest athletes and coaches. Taking out top honours on the night was freestyle moguls world champion Britt Cox, who was named the Office of Sport Female Athlete of Year following a stellar season on the slopes.

Mental health a continued focus for NSWIS staff & athletes

Following on from a number of recent initiatives in the mental health space, the NSW Institute of Sport yesterday invited The Resilience Project to present. Hugh van Cuylenburg, founding director of The Resilience Project, spoke to staff, coaches and athletes on three principles that assist in being a happier individual – gratitute, empathy and mindfulness.

Para Snowboarders on the podium in Europa Cup

NSWIS Individual Scholarship athletes Joany Badenhorst and Ben Tudhope have returned some excellent results overnight at the Europa Cup in Landgraaf, Netherlands. The Para Snowboarders got the early race jitters out of their systems before the World Para Snowboard World Cup kicks off in Landgraaf this week.  Badenhorst finished strongly in the women’s SB-LL2 event, securing silver, two seconds behind last season’s overall World Cup winner Lisa Bunschoten.


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Tiffany Thomas-Kane OAM won a gold and three bronze medals in the swimming pool at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Thomas-Kane also received the Order of Australia in 2017 for her outstanding achievement at the age of just 15.

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  • Career Highlights Gold at the Paralympic Games
  • Proudest Moment My proudest moment was definitely winning gold at the Paralympic games. I had been my dream my whole life and it finally came true.
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