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Victorian Chamber presents: ignite+VU

july, 2018

20jul9:00 am11:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: ignite+VU9:00 am - 11:00 am MCG

Event Details

How can ground-breaking advancements in sports science transform athlete performance and the spectator experience?

Join the Victorian Chamber for the second event in the ignite series to hear from leading sports science experts from Victoria University (VU) for a discussion on this revolutionary field of research.

ignite is an exciting new collaboration between Victorian universities, business and government to present world leaders in innovation, new technology development and creativity.

VU is at the forefront of cutting-edge initiatives in sports science. Through partnerships with organisations such as Western Bulldogs, Tennis Australia, FIFA and Athletics Australia, VU is changing the way player tracking, movement mechanics, skill performance, data analytics and training prescription can be used to enhance athletic performance and how we enjoy sport.

While the contribution of science to Australian high-performance sport has been prominent since the opening of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1981, the role of technology and analytics in supporting high performance athletes has never been more significant than it is today. New technologies and data insights are now having a profound impact on the contribution sports scientists make to athlete and human performance – but in what ways might this change the future of sport for spectators?

VU sports science experts will discuss all this and more.

The speakers

Professor Damian Farrow, a joint appointment between VU and the Australian Institute of Sport, is a world-renowned sports scientist in the area of skill acquisition. Professor Farrow will discuss how science is revolutionising tennis through VU’s collaborative venture with Tennis Australia – the Game Insight Group.

Dr Alice Sweeting, a joint appointment between VU and the Western Bulldogs, delivers a range of customised sports science services to players and coaches at Bulldogs HQ. Dr Sweeting will highlight how technology can provide individualised training programs and monitoring for the players and how the data generated can be used to further enhance their performance.

Dr Karen Mickle is a joint appointment between VU and the Victorian Institute of Sport where she is the biomechanist for Athletics Australia’s middle-distance runners. An expert in foot mechanics and footwear, Dr Mickle will detail how she works with medical staff, coaches and athletes to help identify causes of injuries and get athletes back to peak performance.

Professor Rob Aughey is a world leader in the area of player tracking, a now ubiquitous aspect of professional team sports. Professor Aughey is leading research for FIFA on the accuracy of player tracking systems and what’s next for athlete tracking.

Following the event, you can get an exclusive tour of The Racquet Room – the world’s first racquet customisation service.



(Friday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am




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