Women In the Media

April 10, 2012 Libby Kosmala goes for Paralympic Record: Coverage on Channel 7

March 13, 2012 Suzy Balogh: Aiming For London by The Daily Telegraph

February 15, 2012 The Esposito sisters: London Calling, featured by Skynews

Fox Sports, August 16, 2011: Athens Olympic shooting gold medallist Suzy Balogh talks about her sport and Australia's chances in the upcoming London Olympics. View Video

The Age, June 23, 2011: On Alethea Sedgman - Shooting star to lead new kids to London Olympics Also See Media Gallery on Alethea

Interview with Laura Coles

Laura_Coles_tnYou are about to step on the plane to head over and join the team in Slovenia for the World Cup. How excited are you about your first overseas World Cup?
I am really excited about my first overseas World Cup. I am looking forward to another opportunity to shoot a PQS and gaining more international competition experience. This will be my first time to Europe so I am excited about that too.

2011 has seen a big improvement in your shooting and this was reinforced by your PQS at the AISL Grand Prix in June. Talk us through what you have been trying to work on with your shooting?
This year, I have been working with a sports psychologist from the Western Australian Institute of Sport to improve my psychological skills. We have been working on refining my routine, giving me more psychological tools to stay focused and getting rid of any false beliefs I have had about my shooting.


Interview with Teegan McCloy

Teegan_McCloy_tnAhead of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor AISL caught up with 17-year-old Teegan McCloy who will compete in the women’s trap event.

You've had a great last 12 months and now sit third ranked in Australia. What has helped you make this improvement?

In the last 12 months I have come to the full realisation of how much of a mental sport Shooting is. I have learnt and revamped mental training and preparation skills that I believe have helped me achieve what I have to date.

How much confidence did winning the Aus Cup Final give you last year?

Winning the Aus Cup Final late last year gave me an immense amount of confidence, not only because I set a new PB and shot a PQS but because I came to the realisation that I don't have to always sit in the shadows of others, I can make some light.


Health & Fitness - Physical Activity

Better_Health_WomenInSportRegular physical activity is vital for good physical and mental health. It helps improve your overall health and fitness, maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for many chronic diseases and promote good mental health.

The 'National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians recommend that at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days is required for good health.

This is the same for women and men. However, only 54 per cent of Australian women meet these guidelines. Some of the barriers women face include caring responsibilities, body image and perceptions of safety.


Interview with Hayley Chapman

Hayley_Chapman_tnYou have recently returned from a winter tour of Europe. How would you describe your experience over there?

The trip was definitely a learning curve for me. I’m at the stage now where shooting badly can’t be put down to lack of experience. Of course I will always learn and gain more experience but it’s a different feeling going away and having expectations, so I learnt a lot in the way of preparing for a competition, reacting to pressure and trusting my training.

What was the most important thing you learnt from the tour?

The most important thing I learnt would definitely be trusting my training and the technique I work so hard to perfect. We did a lot of training over there and I remember thinking during the competitions that there is no point to the hours we put in if we aren’t going to use what we learn when it counts.


Online Pledge

Womens_Health_Women_in_Sport_tnAustralian Women’s Health is running a campaign to support Australian women in sport.

The aim is to encourage 100,000 Australian women who currently do not participate in sport to pledge their support and become involved in a sporting event in 2011.

You can help this campaign really make a difference – not only by helping all the Australian female athletes but also helping to make a difference for the next generation.

I Support Women in Sport Ambassadors:

Three of Australia's top athletes – tennis great Alicia Molik, netball ace Sharelle McMahon and Olympian superstar Cathy Freeman – have joined Women’s Health to support the campaign because they, too, are passionate about highlighting inequality when it comes to recognition of female sportswomen.

Click on the Logo to Support Australian Women in Sport.

Women in Sport - Resources

Click to listen to Liz Ellis' community announcement for Women in Sport published on Play by the Rules website.

Sports Medicine Australia - Resources on Exercise & Wellbeing for Active Women

VICSport Website - Women's Sport and March/April 2011 Newsletter

Interesting Reading - She's Game: Women Making Australian Sporting History highlights the achievements of Australian women who have contributed to Australian sporting life and culture.

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