Sydney West Sports Medicine will be supporting the Western Sydney squads for the upcoming 2018 Your Local Club Academy Games, sending two qualified physiotherapists to assist with the athletes’ recovery and injury management. Meet Matthew Hicks and Luke Anderson!
A stretch is the process of moving particular body parts into positions to lengthen the muscles and surrounding soft tissue. Stretching is most commonly used to help release tightness or for relief of stiff joints. Here are the three best types of stretching for young athletes, explained by exercise physiologist Cameron Hyde.
Heartland Motor Group announced their support for another 12 months as the official partner of the Lone Star program in Western Sydney. The program is designed to support talented young athletes in the region who are not eligible to nominate for one of the existing squad-based Academy programs. The Lone Star program was a giant success in 2017, supporting seven very talented young athletes as they progress on their sporting journeys.
Warming up before any physical activity is something we all know we “should’ be doing but is often poorly done or neglected. Personally, I have played in rugby teams where the warm up is considered a 60 second run up and down the field with a 5 minute stretch afterwards. I’ve played in oz tag teams where we warm up by throwing a ball in a circle before a game, or the actual first 5 minutes of the game itself!
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport held its ninth annual ‘A Night With The Stars’ celebrity sports dinner on Friday 23 March in Castle Hill RSL Club’s Lyceum Room. This event raises valuable funds for the athlete development programs provided by the Academy to the young athletes of western Sydney
Last week Softball Australia announced their 2018 Australian U19 Boys’ Squad, which included one current and two former Academy athletes. Alex Gutteridge, Hayden Shaw and Chris Rutherford will make their way to Ormiston in Queensland this July to compete in the 2018 International Friendship series training camp and competition.
In 2017 the Heartland Motor Group were named the Official Partner of the Lone Star Program that offered seven scholarships to athletes competing in non-mainstream sports or sports that did not have squad based program opportunities already existing in the Academies sports program offerings.
The female athlete triad is a disorder most common in adolescent female athletes. Although it is not exclusive to females or adolescents, this group is the most at risk. The triad is a potentially serious condition that will result in reduced athletic performance, as well as serious health concerns that may affect your health long after adolescence.
Simply put, an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified allied health professional who specialises in exercise prescription for improved health outcomes. With a minimum four (4) years of university study, AEP’s have the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate appropriate exercise interventions for a range of medical conditions and injuries. This includes acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, disabilities, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and performance improvements.
Over the weekend the Illawarra Academy of Sport’s Netball Squad travelled up to Genea Netball Centre in Sydney Olympic Park, the home to the Western Sydney Academy of Sport’s Netball Program.