Thompson named 2020 Northern Territory Australian of the Year

Inaugural Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Northern Territory President and foundation member, Dr Geoffrey  Thompson has been named the 2020 Northern Territory Australian of the Year. Thompson has a vast amount of medical experience and has enjoyed a distinguished sports medicine career that has seen him take on high level roles at some of the world’s … Continue Reading

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With the 2020 sporting season ramping up,here are some frequently asked questions to save you time, and help you complete one of our Safer Sport Courses or Nationally Recognised Training:  Frequently Asked Questions – Courses Accreditations  

Kate Beerworth Prepares for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

SMA members achieve great feats everyday in the sports medicine world. They are the team behind the team or athlete, that help them achieve the ultimate success. With that in mind we sat down with SMA member and Australian team physio Kate Beerworth ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 to chat about … Continue Reading

SMA Members Honoured at Australia Day Awards

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) would like to pay tribute to and congratulate members Peter Dornan (AM) and Craig Purdam (OAM) for their outstanding achievements in the sports medicine and exercise science field. The pair were honoured for their accomplishments on Australia Day this year at Parliament House. Their recognition is well deserved and congratulations to … Continue Reading

Vale Dr Hugh Hazard AM

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) would like to pay tribute to Dr Hugh Hazard, an ASMF Fellow and valued member of our SMA community who passed away earlier this month, aged 77. Dr Hazard was extremely well-respected in the world of sport, particularly in rugby league, having been the Chief Medical Officer for the National Rugby … Continue Reading

Sailing: Sydney to Hobart

Tahlia Zaloumis spoke with Barry Schipplock, six-time Sydney to Hobart sailor and ‘Matrix’ crew member, on his passion for yachting and an introduction to sports medicine issues associated with the sport. 74 years on, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is renowned as one of the premier yacht races in the world and is an … Continue Reading

Sports Trainer Spotlight: Kiara Johnson

How did you get involved at SMA? I initially got involved with SMA back when I did my Level 1 Sports Trainer course in 2006. After my Level 1, I did all the modules relating to becoming a Level 2 Sports Trainer. During this time, I started doing coverage with SMA and loved it! I … Continue Reading

New CEO Announcement – Craig Knox

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Knox as its new Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on the appointment, SMA Board Chairman, Dr Andrew Jowett said, “as a highly experienced association executive, Craig will bring significant strategic capability to the role. He has held multiple executive and leadership roles across the … Continue Reading