Why Matt Ryan could become one of the best goalkeepers in the world

By Dr Job Fransen, UTS:Health lecturer Matt Ryan is the Australian national goalkeeper and currently plays for Valencia CF in Spain. He started playing football when he was just four years old. But what is it that makes Matt Ryan so special? And why does he, despite his relatively small stature (180cm), play for oneContinue reading “Why Matt Ryan could become one of the best goalkeepers in the world”

Athletes of influence? The role model refrain in sport

Does using the ‘role model’ status of sportspeople to influence the health of the public nation really work? And what happens when sportspeople fail to live up to the expectations of the community? Daryl Adair, Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Technology Sydney, explores this in his recent article in The Conversation. Athletes ofContinue reading “Athletes of influence? The role model refrain in sport”

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks… Life As a Mature Age Uni Student

Written by Pip Docherty, a third year Sport and Exercise Science student at UTS At the ripe old age of 26 I finally worked out what career I wanted topursue. This didn’t involve the cameras, lights and creative aspects of themedia industry I thought it would, having focused my high schools years onmedia and communicationsContinue reading “Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks… Life As a Mature Age Uni Student”