Youth News

Aussie Burras undefeated

19 January 2013
Australia take on Great Britain in the round robin stage of the 2013 AYOF.

HOCKEY: The Australian Burras have completed a clean sweep of the round robin fixtures at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) men’s hockey tournament after successfully defeating Malaysia 3-1 on Saturday morning.

Mitchell Pratt of Australia competes in the men's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013.

SWIMMING: Crowds are starting to build at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre for ‘Super Saturday’, and the morning’s swimming heats did not disappoint the excited spectators. All racers displayed solid form, which should make for thrilling finals on Saturday night.

Oceania swimmers training at the Sydney Aquatic Centre ahead of a heats session at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

SWIMMING: The swimmers representing Combined Oceania are competing in their first Australian Youth Olympic Festival and have already gained much from the experience.

Basketball venue changed

19 January 2013
Matthew Bateup of Australia Green drives to the basket as Vincent Rivaldi Kosasih of Indonesia defends in the Mens Basketball 3x3 match between Australia Green and Indonesia during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Darling Harbour on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

BASKETBALL VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to inclement weather the final day of 3v3 Basketball action has had to be been moved from Darling Harbour.

Paddling siblings

19 January 2013
Canoe/Kayak - Slalom

CANOE/KAYAK – SLALOM - Noemie Fox and brother-sister duo Andrew and Kate Eckhardt are among the rising stars in action today in the finals of the AYOF Canoe/Kayak – Slalom competition.

Gold - Great Britain
Silver - China
Bronze - Australia

GYMNASTICS: Great Britain put up an excellent fight against rival China to win gold in the men’s artistic team event at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on Friday evening.

Ryo Fujimoto from Japan wins another gold medal at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival/

SWIMMING: It was another thrilling night at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, with Friday’s finals producing five new Australian Youth Olympic Festival records, and fourteen medals for Australia.

Women's Weightlifting

WEIGHTLIFTING: London 2012 Olympian Zoe Smith competed in the Women’s 63kg competition at St Ignatius College in Riverview on Friday.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AYOF2013: With the temperature reaching 46 degrees at most venues, athletes sweltered under the searing heat on Day 3 of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

The Australian team prepares for a game in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: Sweltering conditions at St Ignatius College on Friday didn’t stop an amazing display of skills by all players across the men and women’s draw, as fast paced, exciting sevens rugby was in full show.