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What a week for Mitch!!

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RISING Barwon Heads moguls skier Jakara Anthony is set to represent her country for the first time after strong performances on the world stage.

Anthony, 18, will ski for Australia at the Asian Winter Games in Japan later this month following success in the World Cup in Utah.

Anthony was among a large group of Australian Moguls skiers in action at the Deer Valley resort, progressing to the final alongside fellow Aussie Britt Cox.

Anthony finished the qualifying session in seventh position, scoring 70.80.

Her performance in the final was awarded a score of 72.26 and this eclipsed her previous personal best which she achieved at the Calgary World Cup a week ago.

Ultimately, she finished 14th in the field of 33.

With the Asian Winter Games just around the corner, Anthony has lifted her game at the right time.

At her first two World Cup outings of the season (Lake Placid and Val St Come) she recorded scores in the early 60s.

“It’s nice to know my skiing is getting rewarded and I have the ability to get up there. Hopefully I can produce another good result,” Anthony said.

The emerging Moguls skier gets her first chance to ski for her country in Sapporo, Japan, from February 19-26.

“I’ve heard there’s a lot of snow in Japan so I’m hoping the course is pretty similar to what we’ve been skiing here,” Anthony said.

Cox added another podium finish to her season tally, finishing in third place behind Mogan Child (USA) and Marika Pertakhiya (RUS).

It is Cox’s fourth podium finish from five starts this season, her other three outings earning gold.

This weekend, Anthony will compete at the Olympic test event in Korea before turning her attention to the Asian Winter Games.

Full story at Geelong Advertiser 

  • Athlete Wellbeing and Sports Psychology

    Athlete Wellbeing and Sports Psychology

    The BSA places a strong emphasis on holistic development and provides a comprehensive wellbeing and Sports Psychology service to athletes. This is done through a series of education workshops, small group workshops and one on one consults with one of the BSA’s wellbeing/Sports Psychology team.

    When speaking about wellbeing there are a range of different factors that can impact on athletic performance, as well as our every day health and wellbeing. Sleep, stress, diet, exercise and mindfulness are just some of the topics we will look at within our wellbeing workshops to ensure you are functioning at your best.

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  • Medical Network & Injury Prevention

    Medical Network & Injury Prevention

    The BSA has an extensive Medical Network coordinated by Justin Edwards from Corio Bay Health Group. Athletes are provided with benefits such as priority access and a discounted consult rate. 

    The Medical Network includes physiotherapists, sports doctors, sports psychologists, massage therapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, dieticians and diagnostic imaging. 
  • Sport Specific Skill Development

    Sport Specific Skill Development

    Each BSA partner sport provides sport specific practical training opportunities for their athletes. These sessions are of an elite standard and will most often be conducted by a specialist coach of either State or National level.

    The format for each sport’s practical program will be developed to service the needs of the athletes and compliment the training and competition loads.

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    Strength & Conditioning

    The aim of the BSA Strength and Conditioning (S&C) program is to educate athletes on the importance of S&C as both a performance enhancing and injury prevention measure.

    Each partner sport is allocated a set S&C schedule. Sessions address the components of fitness specific to that sport and take into consideration the development level of the athlete, current training load and competition period of that sport.

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  • Athlete Education

    Athlete Education

    The Athlete Education Program provides personal and sporting development opportunities to athletes through a series of workshops relevant to the holistic development of highly talented athletes.

    The aim of the program is  to assist athletes in achieving their full potential through the education and practical application of balance in sport and life. The BSA places a strong emphasis on utilising the highly knowledgeable and experienced pool of expert presenters that exist within the Barwon Region.
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