Reflections on Resilience – Keeley O’Hagan

From the outside, the journey to success in sport looks more glamorous and easier than reality. What spectators see is the wonderful places people go and the highs when you’re doing well. What they don’t see are the frequent injuries, mental and financial stress, hours of rehab, and the social sacrifices to name a few. … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Keeley O’Hagan

Reflections on Resilience – Qona Christie

In 2015, I got my first big injury two days before my very first international training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. I injured my sternoclavicular joint which unfortunately isn’t an injury you can just tape up with strapping tape and continue on training. I was devastated that I would miss all … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Qona Christie

Reflections on Resilience – Claire Jaycock

Resilience, grit, stubbornness and mental toughness all contribute to your competitive edge in the sport of roller derby. Resilience is getting back to your feet after being knocked down over and again - literally and figuratively. Resilience is how you keep pushing when it is you against 4, and how you go around the track … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Claire Jaycock

Reflections on Resilience – Bruno Ferguson

Seeing athletes on the television, at the Olympics for example, we assume that they train as hard as they can as much as possible, and are the fittest they can be, performing at their peaks. But what we don’t think about is the metal side of the training, and how much the athletes are having … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Bruno Ferguson

Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness. In order to perform at your best in running, like most sports, everything in your body has to be functioning properly. Towards the end of 2016, I went through every athlete's nightmare…I hit a big plateau. No matter how hard I trained, my times just weren’t … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that can be the root of many injuries. Although it is a non-contact sport, it fairly easy to overwork yourself or overcommit and land straight on your face. I have witnessed team members overcome sprains, strains, ACL surgeries, and broken bones for this sport. It's always great though to see … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or in other words, to be tough. Athletes are constantly bombarded with challenges as a result of their training, injuries, and competitions. The difference between quitting and trying again can sometimes boil down to having a bit of resilience to these adversities. The … Continue reading New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience