UNSW Elite Athlete Program

matilda mcdonell on court and olivia coleman smiling and holding a netball

Matilda McDonell is a rising star of the Super Netball competition and studying law, a feat inspiring another UNSW elite athlete to do much the same.

Brandon Jack and Dean Towers at their graduation

The two former Sydney Swans swapped footy guernseys for mortarboard hats this week as they celebrated their graduation from UNSW.

Students participating in taekwondo lessons

The refresh was inspired by broader definitions of sport brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

Sydney Swans players and executive with UNSW Vice-Chancellor and President Atilla Brungs

A new partnership between the two Sydney institutions extends across the AFLM and AFLW teams, aligning with UNSW’s Women in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy.

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UNSW alumna and former Australian captain Alex Blackwell says that without UNSW her sporting career might have taken a different course.  

Australian Kookaburras team with their silver medals in Tokyo

Now the dust has settled on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, some of UNSW’s Olympians reflect on the experience of the most unusual Games ever.

Tim Putt, Amy Ridge and Nathan Power at the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre

With athletes training in quarantine, taking regular COVID tests and competing in empty stadiums, Tokyo 2021 will be an Olympics like we have never seen before.

UNSW Elite Athletes

UNSW, Westfields Sports High and Creating Chances last week collaborated to pilot a program designed to open dialogue and engagement with Year 12 students aiming to become elite athletes and complete university studies.

Matilda McDonell defends the shot of Samantha Wallace in the Suncorp Super Netball

A chance to bond as a team by living and playing a whole season together may seem exciting at first, but how do athletes cope when the novelty wears off?

Henry Hutchison

With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, UNSW Commerce student Henry Hutchison has a long wait between Games, but he’s making the most of his time

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