Joe Ratcliffe Honoured for 30 Years of Service to Sports Medicine Australia

At the recent Tasmania Trainers’ Conference, long-time Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) member, Joe Ratcliffe, was recognised with an SMA Service Award in recognition of over 30 years of service and dedication to SMA. Joe’s involvement with SMA spans back to 1986 where he undertook the Level 1 Sports Trainer course, which in those days, was … Continue Reading

Western Bulldogs Star Tom Campbell Opens Up About Mental Resilience

By Tahlia Zaloumis. Performances from athletes depend on their physical and mental agility. Injury or illnesses can cause a disruption in an athlete’s performance and/or season. 2011 AFL rookie draft, Tom Campbell opened up about various challenges during his playing career and how he used his mental strength to overcome his setbacks. Interrupted pre-seasons and … Continue Reading

SMA Scientific Committee – Expressions of Interest

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is calling for expressions of interest from professional members who would like to join the SMA Scientific Committee. The role of the SMA Scientific Committee is to provide ongoing and timely scientific advice on current and emerging issues related to the work of SMA in the area broadly defined as sports … Continue Reading

2nd ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference

  The 2nd ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 24th – 25th March. Over 150 delegates from more than 13 different countries converged at the conference to hear and discuss the latest ideas, research and innovations in the field. The theme of this year’s conference focused on ‘building a healthier … Continue Reading