• Barwon Sports Academy

    Barwon Sports Academy

    Developing Athletes and Communities

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  • Barwon Sports Academy

    Barwon Sports Academy

    Developing Athletes and Communities

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Netball Sunday Sessions 1 & 2

Netball Sunday Sessions 1 & 2

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Snowboard Success

Snowboard Success

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Former BSA Netballer Kelsey Browne, has had the full athlete experience in 2019 realising the highs and lows of Sport.

This year saw her move clubsto the Collingwood Magpies joining sister Madi, after a stellar career with Sunshine Coast Lightning winning Suncorp Super Netball championships in 2017 & 2018.

This year has seen Kelsey continue her success with selection on the Australian Diamondsteam for the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, United Kingdom. With 16 countries in contest for the World Cup, the Aussie Diamonds played Northern Ireland (88/24), Zimbabwe (73/37), Sri Lanka (99/24), Barbados (91/22), Malawi (74/25), and an adrenaline pumping win New Zealand by a single point (50/49). This win put them into the Semi-final against South Africa (55/53).

Kelsey had a very successful tournament, where she was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) on two different occasions out of the 8 games. Named in the starting 7 for the Grand Final, Kelsey and the team faced New Zealand, in what turned out to be a heartbreaking one-point loss. However, a Silver medal from the World Cup is another amazing achievement and outstanding performance that Kelsey can add to her list.

In a turn of events Kelsey has just been sidelined for an extended period with injury, rupturing her ACL. As with all athletes, injury is one of the biggest challenges and how we respond often defines the individual more than the injury itself. It is the way that Kelsey responded, that the BSA is very proud of. She immediately re-entered the arena after the initial treatment supporting her teammates. Naturally disappointed, she inspired her team with her selfless act. She put on a brave face and continues to be so very positive as she enters the recovery phase.

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The BSA would like to acknowledge Kelsey, her parents Chris and Mark and her sister (champion netballer) Madi. This unit have displayed the value of strong guidance, support and encouragement. All athletes should be so fortunate to have this environment around them.

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  • 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

    Medical Network

    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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  • Education Program Schedule

    Education Program Schedule

    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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