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Our Olympians are now in London, where billions
people watched them compete on the world’s
biggest sporting stage.
Talented athletes from across regional Western Australia will get access to more opportunities to pursue excellence in their home environment thanks to $3.6million in Regional Development Council Action Agenda funding made available through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Hockey is a game renowned for its fast pace, and at the highest level it can be downright volatile. In the middle of this environment are a triad of ‘players’ – the athletes, the officials and the coach on the sidelines.
Ultra runner and psychologist Bernadette Benson recently crossed the finish line of the Bibbulmun Track with a record time of 15 days, nine hours and 48 minutes.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees at the 40th Mid West Sports Awards.
Bunbury triathlete Ashlee Bailie has been selected in the Australian Junior Elite Team for the Worlds in Beijing on 8 September.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games may have been staged in New Delhi, but the spirit of the event will this month extend to Western Australia’s Great Southern.
Congratulations to the Peel athletes awarded Smarter than Smoking Country Sport Scholarships for 2010. Forty-one athletes from the region have been awarded scholarships this year out of a pool of about 250 applications State-wide
Western Australia looks set to have a record number of athletes in the Australian Commonwealth Games team this year.
A new study from UC Davis shows that changes in training can reduce shear forces on knee joints and could help cut the risk of developing ACL tears. The research was published online in the Journal of Biomechanics. (Medical News Today)
This 'Mind Games' column presents the more common questions asked by endurance sport athletes and coaches.
Athletes tend to live longer than the general population, a new study has found. The study featuring in the July 2010 issue of The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, examined the mortality and longevity of elite athletes to understand the association between exercise training and survival rates. (Sports Medicine Australia)
In the US an estimated 400,000 people suffer an ACL injury each year, requiring primary reconstruction surgery to repair the injury. Unfortunately, 18,000 to 35,000 of those repairs will fail and require revisions, which are additional surgeries for reconstruction. (Medical News Today)
The present paper reviews the main risk factors and mechanisms for acute injuries to the head, upper and lower extremities, as well as the evidence supporting various strategies to prevent them. The target audience for this paper is everyone involved in protecting the health of the athlete, including coaches, referees, medical staff, sports governing bodies, as well as athletes themselves. (Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norway)
Coaches, athletes and medical personnel are seeking guidelines on the ways to reduce the risk of illness in athletes preparing for high level competition. The aim of this article is to outline some strategies for reducing the problems of illness and infection in athletes. (Canadian sport Centre Ontario)
Whether it be a seemingly never ending fifth set or a tense period of extra time, the ability of athletes to keep going, both physically and mentally, can be crucial in achieving success at the very highest level. (English Institute of Sport)
Elite athletes in all sports have to repeatedly perform under high pressure and at a high level. This possibly is best exemplified by the scrutiny applied to the world of the professional association football player. It is therefore not surprising that many researchers argue that psychological characteristics often distinguish those successful at the highest standard from their less successful counterparts. (SIRC, Canada)
It's an irrefutable fact that consistency in sport is essential for long-term success. The author explains how you can increase your consistency for better sport performance. (Peak Performance)
Two-time Olympian and WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) rower Amber Bradley was at the Geraldton Camp School on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May to speak to Mid West athletes participating in the Gifted Athlete Program (GAP).
Men are more likely to run a marathon for personal goal achievement and competition reasons than women. These are the findings of a study into people's motivations to run a marathon, presented recently at the British Psychological Society's Annual Confere
Pain is ever-present in sport. An athlete's ability to tolerate pain is essential to success. But what kind of pain are we talking about? How much pain is safe to ignore? How do you get past it? (Podium Sports Journal)
Recent practice has indicated that athletes need to get a jump on the competition by using the immediate post-season to recover (if necessary) and take that valuable off-season time to work on new strength, new skills, master technique, and develop a soli
Mental toughness is the most important psychological characteristic that determines athletic success but what is it and what do mentally tough athletes think about or do when competing? (Peak Performance)
They came from across the state – from the Pilbara, Gascoyne, South West, Peel, Wheatbelt and Great Southern – to gather at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp in Munster. Here they would get an insight into achieving the ultimate in their sport, and tips on how to make the transition into competing at the elite level themselves. They are the 34 athletes who participated in the January 2010 Gifted Athlete Program (GAP).
Mandurah Triathlon Club Inc. is hosting the inaugural Athletes Foot Corporate Triathlon to be held on Sunday 21 February 2010.
The South West’s next generation of potential football stars were put through their paces at a camp in Busselton earlier this month.
WESTPAC Banking Corporation has joined a growing list of sponsors dedicated to helping young South West athletes achieve their potential.
If you want to know who will be the next big names in South West sport, then look no further than this year’s successful Smarter than Smoking (STS) Country Sport Scholarship recipients.
It was Ashley Spratt‘s unbounding energy that made people recognise talent to be proven not just on the sporting field.
The South West Academy of Sport has emerged as an important training ground for young athletes throughout the region since the launch of its partner sports programs on July 4 last year.
People around the region will have the opportunity to learn more about the South West Academy of Sport in the coming months.
Skywest Airlines will fly Triathlon WA Development Officer and coach Brian Kempson to Western Australia’s Mid West for an Out of Season Training Spectacular this month.
South West Academy of Sport football
players now have former league
coach Mark Skehan to help them rise
through the ranks.
Representing Western Australia is an honor in any sporting or recreational field.
There was no time for a well-earned
break from training for Eaton’s Alexandra
Hagan and Bunbury’s Dave
Prosser when they returned home
from the recent Youth Olympics.
Becoming an elite athlete throws up as many challenges off the sporting ground as it does on it, so talented young athletes from regional Western Australia were recently given some tips on how to cope with the transition.
Making the most of a short break
from the National Basketball League
before taking on the Melbourne Tigers
on Australia Day, South West Academy
of Sport basketball patron Mark
Worthington dropped in to a recent
academy training session.
The Department of Sport and Recreration (DSR) in partnership with Healthway is launching a new and improved Smarter than Smoking Country Sport Scholarship Program for 2009/10.
Newly appointed South West Academy
of Sport soccer coach Perry Krakowczyk
has wasted no time in his
new role, taking 19 lucky players on an
educational trip to England.
South West Academy of Sport articles in the South Western Times
A rounded knowledge of football
throughout the South West and his
commitment to the game has seen
Dylan Harper appointed as the South
West Academy of Sport’s AFL coaching
and talent manager.
Developing Champions equips athletes with an understanding of the elite athlete lifestyle, the importance of balancing different life areas and the positive effects that that can have on sports performance.
Former South West Strikers hockey
captain Matt Mellor is the first
coach to be appointed at the South
West Academy of Sport as preparations
are finalised for the program
Two time Commonwealth gold medallist
and 2008WAThundersticks fairest
and best Aaron Hopkins is a keen
supporter of the South West Academy
It has taken months of sifting through
impressive CVs and resumes, but the
South West Academy of Sport has
finally appointed its chief executive officer.
They take the kids to training and the game, they wash the teams jumpers, they volunteer in the canteen, cater for special events or they fill a role at their local club, taxi their kids around and they still find the time to cheer them on from the sidelines...Legend Mums!
Thirty-two young, elite athletes from the Mid West had their wish for funding granted in May when the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), in partnership with Healthway, presented its annual Smarter than Smoking Country Sport Scholarships.
Young athletes from the Peel region had their wish for funding granted in June when the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), in partnership with Healthway, presented its annual Smarter than Smoking Country Sport and Regional Coach/Official scholarships.
The South West Academy of Sport is
quickly gathering momentum and the
region’s most talented athletes are only
months away from beginning to reap
To enable representative athletes to compete in national championships Western Australian parents and State sporting associations currently need to raise up to twice the amount of funds as their eastern states counterparts. This situation is contrary to Federation principles.
Providing significant opportunities for
talented athletes in regional WA.
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