Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to present this brand new professional development initiative ‘Queensland Emerging Leader Series’. This series aims to cover a broad range of academic and practical topics surrounding sports medicine while highlighting the next generation of sports medicine professionals and their work, each month will cover a different topic. This series is ideal for students, sports trainers and sports medicine professionals looking to expand their industry knowledge.
In part one we will be joined by Nick Marshall as he presents ‘The Albatross Nippers – Inclusive Sport for an Inclusive Community’. In his presentation, Nick Marshall will cover the increasing health gap between those living with a disability and those who are not, demonstrate the accessible exercise areas and organised sport on reducing that gap. He will also talk about the evolution of isolation, segregation and integration into inclusion and provide a case study of the Inclusive Nipper program – highlighting community engagement and activity through organised sport.
Nick Marshall is a Churchill Fellowship Recipient, APA Titled “Sports” and “Musculoskeletal” Physiotherapist and the 2020 Australian of the Year-Local Hero for Queensland, with almost 20 years of experience traveling with elite sporting teams internationally. An adjunct “Assistant Professor” of Physiotherapy at Bond University as well as publisher of research into a range of topics.
Nick currently works as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Surf Lifesaving Team, Swimming Australia, the Olympic Boxing Team and within the National Rugby League as match day Physiotherapist for the Referees. Nick is the creator and founder of the Albatross Nippers Inc., a registered charity for nippers with special needs across a number of Surf Lifesaving clubs both in Australia and New Zealand.
Registration is essential.
- Free for SMA Members
- Non-Member – $25