Blind Football

By Tahlia Zaloumis Widely known as The Beautiful Game, soccer is a sport embraced by communities all over the world. It is not commonly known that people who are blind or partially sighted are also free to enjoy the sport via a modified version of the game. Blind football is a variation of futsal designed … Continue Reading

SMA’s Lachlan Skulander to embark on 100km hike to raise money for Oxfam

  Lachlan Skulander has been a hardworking member of the Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) team for the past 2 years. As Program and Coverage Coordinator for NSW, Lachlan assists in organising SMA courses across the state, not to mention, arranging quality sports coverage for various events throughout the year. During his spare time, Lachlan is … Continue Reading

Important Information – Sports Trainer Insurance

If you have Sports Trainer Insurance with Sports Medicine Australia, it is vital to ensure that your Sports Trainer accreditation AND any necessary certificates associated with your Sports Trainer accreditation, are current and valid to make sure you are covered by your insurance policy. Below is a list of the necessary certificates which Sports Trainers … Continue Reading

Event Blog- ‘Snake Bites in the NT: Causes, Prevention and Treatment’

By Tamzin France – Program Administrator, Northern Territory. In May this year, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) hosted a free workshop in Darwin: ‘Snake Bites in the NT: Causes, Preventions and Treatment.’ The workshop was presented by Chris Peberdy, a reptile wrangler for over 15 years and an educator at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre on … Continue Reading

Sports Concussion Webinar

In partnership with the NSW Office of Sport, Sports Medicine Australia hosted a series of concussion workshops around NSW aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge around safely managing sports-related concussion. We were privileged to have concussion researcher, Dr Andrew Gardner (University of Newcastle) and Dr Warren McDonald (Rugby Australia) deliver these workshops. After significant demand … Continue Reading

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