Triple title for Wilson

Matt Wilson got 2017 off to the perfect start with a clean sweep of the breaststroke events at the Victorian Open Championships over the weekend. The NSWIS athlete took the 50m title by just one hundredth of a second, and went on to record impressive victories in the 100m and 200m.

Success on the slopes

It was a busy and successful weekend on the slopes for NSWIS athletes, with competitions in Europe, the USA and Canada all witnessing impressive performances. At the Mogul Skiing World Cup in Val St Come NSWIS athlete Britt Cox retained her FIS world number one standing in the women’s event, while in the men’s event Matt Graham moved up to third in the world.

NZ Open win for Delfour

NSWIS Olympian Lucien Delfour enjoyed a successful weekend with a victory in canoe slalom’s New Zealand Open. Delfour put in a clean run in the K1 competition, taking the title ahead of Switzerland’s Martin Dougood by just 0.08 seconds.

Making the most of your summer BBQ

The sun is shining, Australia Day is around the corner, and BBQs are sizzling across the country. BBQs are a great way for bringing people together and provide an easy and hassle free option for outdoor eating – they can also provide healthy and nutritious meals which keep you in shape and compliment a training regime.

Nominations for NSW Sport Awards

14 NSWIS athletes and two coaches have been recognised in the nominations for the prestigious NSW Sports Awards. Four out of the six nominated for the top award – Athlete of the Year – are supported by the NSWIS.


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NSWIS Athletes

The NSWIS supports over 350 athletes across 14 sport programs. Learn more about some of our athletes below.

Jessica Fox

At 18 years of age, and after winning numerous junior world championship titles, Jessica Fox produced one of the surprising performances of the 2012 London Games to win silver in the women’s K1.

Having won the second Australian nomination trial at the Oceania Championships in 2016, Fox has now emerged as one of Australia’s gold medal favourites in Rio.

  • Sport Canoe Slalom
  • Age 22
  • Career Highlights Gold at the 2015 World Championships in London (C1)
  • NSWIS athlete 01/07/2009

Matt Graham

Matt Graham was part of the Perisher Winter Sports Club from the age of six. Since his international debut at 15 years old, Graham has gone from strength to strength and made his Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following some fantastic form throughout the 2013 season.

Graham went on to secure his first silver medal at a World Cup in the 2014-15 season, then went one better in 2016 with a gold medal at the same competition. To cap off these personal best performances, Graham was named the 2016 Ski and Snowboard Australia Athlete of the year.

  • Sport Winter Sports – Freestyle Moguls
  • Age 22
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 World Cup in Deer Valley, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 7 years

Jarryd Hughes

Jarryd Hughes was an up and coming snowboard cross athlete, claiming silver in the 2012 Junior World Championship. He then suffered a major setback in 2013 and required knee surgery.

However, with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics around the corner, Hughes was motivated to return to full fitness. Hughes performed well in the lead up to Sochi including a win at the World Cup event in Lake Louise, Canada. Hughes was placed well for his maiden Winter Olympic Games and finished 17th overall. Since Sochi, Hughes has continued to improve, with his most notable performance winning gold at the X-Games in Aspen, USA.

  • Sport Winter Sports – Snowboard Cross
  • Age 21
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 X-Games in Aspen, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 4

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