Not all carbohydrates are the same

Carbohydrates can be classified in a number of different ways to describe a similar thing, complex and simple sugars, processed/refined or wholegrain carbohydrates and low and high Glycemic Index (GI). All of these terms have some consideration for the rate carbohydrates are digested and absorbed into the blood stream.

Rowing National Training Centres up and running

Rowing Australia hosted 63 talented male and female athletes across its two National Training Centres (NTC) in its first Testing Camp under CampaignNumberOne.     You can read more about the camps and the NTCs here.

NSWIS water polo players dominate young squad

The NSWIS talent squad has contributed almost half of the recently named Water Polo Australia Born 2000 men’s water polo training squad.   The squad will head into camp in Sydney from 9-13 January 2017   Name State Club Josh Andrews Qld Warriors Angus Campbell Vic Melbourne Collegians JJ Collins NSW Wests (NSWIS Talent) William Downes Qld Warriors Scott Dyson NSW Balmain (NSWIS Talent) Max Fodor QLD River City James Gilfeather NSW Wests (NSWIS Talent) Mitch Hallam Vic Melbourne Collegians Matt Humby NSW Hunter (NSWIS Talent) Daniel Kerr NSW Cronulla (NSWIS Talent) Christian Kyriakou WA UWA Cade Logan Vic Melbourne Collegians Flynn Mais WA Melville Harry Molnar Vic Melbourne Collegians Hayden Molla NSW Cronulla (NSWIS Talent) Matthew Oberman WA Triton Mitch Robinson NSW Hunter (NSWIS Talent) Bronson Ronan NSW Drummoyne (NSWIS Talent) Matthew Sharp NSW Wests (NSWIS Talent) Jacob Taranto NSW Drummoyne Conor Wicks NSW Drummoyne (NSWIS Talent)    

Three NSWIS players nominated for Australian Netball World Youth Cup squad

National selectors have included three NSWIS players in the 14 athletes nominated from the 2016/2017 Australian Netball World Youth Cup squad, who will tour Fiji in January 2017.   The team was named by Australian World Youth Cup Coach Tania Obst, alongside national selector Jill McIntosh and Netball Australia’s National Pathway Manager Stacey West, following a selection camp at Netball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra, where all 21 athletes in the extended 21/U squad were in attendance.

Team NSWIS stars in line for Australian Paralympic Awards

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced the finalists for the prestigious 2016 Australian Paralympic Awards and a host of athletes from the NSWIS are in the running.   Seven awards will be presented at the Gala Ceremony in Sydney on Thursday, 8 December, including the highest accolade in Australian Paralympic sport – Paralympian of the Year.


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NSWIS Athletes

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

Ellie Cole

Ellie has been around the international scene for almost a decade, making her debut in the green and gold at just 15 years old at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships. In her first World Championships she won a silver medal in the 50m backstroke. Two years later, Cole was selected for her first Paralympic Games in Beijing where she claimed one silver and two bronze medals in the 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 400m freestyle respectively.

At the London Paralympic Games, Cole didn’t just win one gold medal, she won four gold and two bronze medals. In doing so Cole achieved a dream of beating her arch rival and hero, South African Natalie du Toit, also a multiple gold medallist.

  • Sport (Para) Swimming
  • Age 24
  • Career Highlights Gold 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2012 Paralympic Games
  • NSWIS athlete 1 year

Cameron Girdlestone

Cameron Girdlestone has been an Australian representative for several years, firstly as a junior, then as a senior member from 2014.

At the 2014 Rowing World Cup, Girdlestone took home a gold medal with the quad scull and silver in the double scull. In 2015 the quad scull managed another silver medal, this time at the World Championships in France. Girdlestone and the quad scull crew won silver at the Rio Olympics after an impressive performance.

  • Sport Rowing
  • Age 28
  • Career Highlights Silver in the Men’s Quadruple scull at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • NSWIS athlete 2 yrs

Murray Stewart

South African born Murray Stewart moved to Australia in 2000 and was an avid surf ski paddler. His sprint kayak career began some five years later. With a health issue crushing his pursuit for a spot on the Beijing Olympic team, Stewart was determined to be selected for the 2012 London Olympics.

Murray wasn’t only selected for the team, he went on to win gold in the K4 1000m and to top the year off was named 2012 Australian Canoeist of the Year. Since then, he has competed at a range of World Cup and World Championships with a focus shift to the K1 event. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Murray finished 4th in the event.

  • Sport Canoe Sprint
  • Age 30
  • Career Highlights • 2012 London Olympic Games – Olympic Gold Medallist K4 1000m
  • NSWIS athlete 8

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