Summer News

West Australian rider Jessica Manson on Legal Star jumping to a clear round and victory at the Adelaide International CCI4* on Sunday 16 November 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: Young West Australian rider Jessica Manson has won her first FEI Classics Australian International CCI4*.

Louise Bawden of Australia sets the ball during the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on July 26, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

BEACH VOLL: Australia claimed the women's Oceania Beach Volleyball crown at Manly Beach on the weekend, with New Zealand too strong in the men's tournament.

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India in the Women's Light (57 - 60kg) Final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

BOXING: Australia will be represented by a high quality team when the Women’s World Boxing Championships get underway in South Korea this weekend.

Australian hockey coach Ric Charlesworth (L) addresses his players during a training session on their way to gold at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Ric Charlesworth AM has been crowned the inaugural recipient of the AIS World’s Best Award for his outstanding contribution as an Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey player, coach and leader.

Australian water polo athlete Jane Moran in action against Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

WATER POLO: London Olympic Bronze medallist Jane Moran has retired from international competition following 168 tests for the Aussie Stingers and 10 years at the top of the sport.

Shirley Strickland competes in the 80m hurdles at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AO MBE has been afforded international athletics’ highest honour

World Class to World Best

12 November 2014
Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best.

Coach Tim Decker with Miles Scotson, Sam Welsford, DanFitter and Alex Porter after the young Australians won gold in the Team Pursuit at the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 8, 2014.

CYCLING - TRACK: Matthew Glaetzer's (SA) men's sprint gold and third fastest 'Flying 200m' in history punctuated a successful start for Australia to the 2014/15 UCI Track World Cup Series.

Ty Swadling and Shaun Swadling of Australia compete in the Synchronized Trampoline Mens Qualification during the 28th Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships at National Indoor Arena on November 19, 2011 in Birmingham, England.

GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: Australia has finished its run on a high at the 30th Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, with star athletes finishing seventh in the men's individual trampoline final, and fifth in the women's double-mini trampoline final.

Mitchell Larkin looks pleased with his performance after winning the final of the Mens 100 metre Backstroke event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: Three rookies will join 11 members of Australia’s successful Commonwealth Games team and seven Olympians in a 20-strong Australian Swim Team named tonight for next month’s FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha (December 3-7).