The Professional Networks team works to create a united, collaborative network of world-class Performance Support practitioners and teams across the HP system and enhance Performance Support's contribution to podium success.
Key strategic areas of focus are:
Cultivating a united, collaborative HP Performance Support system
Promoting continual improvement, world-leading knowledge and practice
Developing high performing people who contribute to podium success
The Professional Networks team work to these key strategic focus areas via:
- The National Performance Support Network Leads
- National projects and initiatives that address key needs and challenges across HP sport
- Workforce development support, programs and resources
- System strategy and process development and support
The team also drives initiatives that have a basis in Sports Science and Sports Medicine, such as the Female Performance & Health Initiative and the Disordered Eating project, among others.
National Network Leads
Female Performance & Health
The AIS Female Performance & Health Initiative (FPHI) was established in October 2019, to improve female athlete specific knowledge and systems of support.
The initiative will benefit Australian athletes, coaches, parents, sporting organisations and support staff in the sport sector and will raise awareness and understanding to key female athlete performance and health considerations.
For more information and access to Female Performance & Health resources, visit Female Performance & Health Initiative.
Disordered eating can occur in any athlete, in any sport, at any time, crossing boundaries of gender, age, body size, culture, socio-economic background, athletic calibre and ability.
To support the early identification and prevention of disordered eating in athletes within the high performance sporting system, the AIS has partnered with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) to produce a various resources and provide support to Sports and NIN partners help to address this serious but often misunderstood area.
More information can be found at Disordered eating in high performance sport.