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Now-Best-Next Summit : Working with athletes to perform in sport and life / Tracey Menzies, Michael Hagan, Leon Cameron and Luke Power.

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Record Number 513282
Item Type Video
Meeting Name Now Best Next - The Pursuit of Personal Excellence. Conference ( 2016 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Title Now-Best-Next Summit : Working with athletes to perform in sport and life / Tracey Menzies, Michael Hagan, Leon Cameron and Luke Power.
Published 2016
Description 1 streaming video (approximately 57 minutes) : mp4 file
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Media Type computer
Carrier Type online resource
Series 2016 Conferences
Notes Available to Clearinghouse member groups B and C.
Contents Day 1 - 2 June 2016 : Working with athletes to perform in sport and life. Presenters : Tracey Menzies, Swimming coach, Michael Hagan, Team Manager, Australian Rugby League Team, Leon Cameron, Head Coach, GWS Giants and Luke Power, Midfield Coach, GWS Giants.
Presenter Presenter : Tracey Menzies. Tracey is best known for coaching five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe to become Australia’s most successful Olympian, from late 2002 until his retirement in 2006. When Tracey took over as coach of Australia’s number one swimmer, it was amid controversy. Not only did she replace Ian Thorpe’s long-time coach and mentor Doug Frost but she was a young woman in a traditionally male role and relatively unknown. She was the only female coach to be named on the team since 1972. However, Tracey silenced her critics when she guided the Thorpedo to a silver and bronze medal and two golds at the 2004 Athens Games, and seven national titles and numerous world championship and grand prix wins. Ian Thorpe became the first man in history to win a medal in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle (F) events at a single Olympic Games! Considered a role model among women Tracey was named NSW Woman of the Year as part of International Women’s Day in 2005. In the pool, Tracey uses her knowledge and expertise to help talented young swimmers to achieve future national and international success. Her leadership in developing well rounded swimmers is evident in statements like these - “My guys have a gift and only a small window to make the most of it, but there is still life outside swimming. They need a life balance and an education – you never know what’s around the corner. If they have a bad swim, I say: ‘You’re a good swimmer but you’re not saving lives. Put it into context!’
Presenter : Michael Hagan. Michael played 183 NRL games with the Canterbury Bulldogs and Newcastle Knights as well as 92 Super League games with the Halifax Club in England. He played in two Grand Final winning teams with the Bulldogs in 1985 and 1988 as well as playing five State of Origin games with Queensland. Michael then went on to coach the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels from 2001 to 2008 and was successful in his first year of coaching with the Knights was successful in winning the NRL Grand Final. Michael coached the Queensland State of Origin team for two years and then as an assistant coach under Mal Meninga from 2010 to 2015. Michael holds a University Master’s Degree and was recently appointed as the Australian Rugby League Team Manager.
Presenter : Leon Cameron. Leon is a former Footscray and Richmond Australian Rules Football player and the current head coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Leon played 256 AFL games between 1990 and 2003 after being recruited from South Warrnambool Football Club with pick 7 in the 1988 National Draft. After retiring as a player, Cameron joined the Western Bulldogs as an assistant coach from 2004 to 2010 under Peter Rhode and Rodney Eade. Leon joined Hawthorn as an assistant coach in September 2010 and was part of the coaching staff that took the Hawks to the 2012 Grand Final. He moved to the Giants for the 2013 season as senior assistant coach to Kevin Sheedy in his final year and took over as head coach at the end of 2013.
Presenter : Luke Power. Luke played 282 games including three premierships with the Brisbane Lions, before joining the Great Western Sydney Giants as an inaugural co-captain. He played 20 games for the Giants before moving into an assistant coaching role. He was Lions co-captain from 2007–2008, winning All-Australian honours in 2004 and the AFL Players’ Association Madden Medal in 2012. He was president of the players’ association in 2011. Luke began his assistant coaching career in 2013 at the Giants working with the defensive group. He is currently the midfield coach.
Summary Now Best Next was a joint initiative between Australia’s high performance strategic sports agency, the AIS and the National Rugby League (NRL) with support from practitioners in Olympic and Paralympic sports, state institutes, professional sporting codes and international organisations. It signified a systemic and united approach to emphasise the readiness by Australian sport to collectively work together to highlight the importance of athlete wellbeing. The program has been designed to help speakers, presenters and delegates by exchanging diverse experiences and perspectives. We will delve into what we are doing NOW in athlete wellbeing, explore what is BEST practice, and uncover emergent thinking around how to progress to NEXT practice.
Subjects Conference
Mental health
best practice
Australian football
Rugby league
Added Author Menzies, Tracey
Hagan, Michael, 1964-
Cameron, Leon, 1972-
Power, Luke, 1980-
Added Corporate Name Australian Sports Commission
Australian Institute of Sport
National Rugby League
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