Landing Mechanics – AFL

Landing Mechanics in AFL By Frankie Devitt – iNSPIRE’s Sport Scientist In the sport of AFL and many other high-intensity sports, injuries can present themselves in many situations. In 2018 there were 39 new injuries cases recorded within clubs every season, which resulted in 164 matches missed per club, per season (2018, AFL Injury Report).…

Welcoming Jesse Williams to the iNSPIRE team

Welcoming Jesse Williams, our newest member of the iNSPIRE Sport Online team. Jesse is an ex-NFL Defensive Tackle player, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, USA. He played college football for the University of Alabama in the 2011 and 2012 championship teams. He was then chosen to join the Seattle Seahawks, where he went on…

AFL Queensland

AFL Queensland

AFL Queensland is the state body that is responsible for the growth and development of Australian Football throughout Queensland. AFLQ has driven many programs, including AusKick, Schools Cup, Community Club and School Intro Program, and proudly supports over 265,000 young participants.  AFL Queensland partnered with iNSPIRE with a key goal in mind – provide our…

Starfish Tri-Athletic

Starfish Tri-Athletic

Starfish Tri-Athletic is a Brisbane based fitness club that specialises in outdoor training, with a keen focus on participation, fun and wellbeing for kids aged between 7-16. Since collaborating with iNSPIRE in April 2019, coach Ben and Ted have experienced, first hand, the incredible upshift in the way they engage with their 40+ young athletes.…

Returning from Injury

Returning from Injury: 4 steps to make your return easier By Kathryn Mellon – iNSPIRE Psychologist   We’ve all heard about or experienced significant injuries. A lot of people talk about the physical preparation that is required when returning from injury. The goals and plans you set for yourself over the season suddenly go out…

What is Pre-Competition Anxiety?

What is Pre-Competition Anxiety? By Kathryn Mellon – iNSPIRE Psychologist   The moment you have been training, preparing for and dreamed about has finally arrived. You are physically prepared and ready for this moment, but there are doubts in the back of your mind. Your heart might be racing, and you feel butterflies in your…

Psychology 101

Psychology By Kathryn Mellon – iNSPIRE Psychologist Depression, anxiety and people with voices in their heads –  that’s what most people associate with when they think of psychology or needing to go and speak with a psychologist. Despite society working towards removing the stigma around mental health, there is still a lot of assumed knowledge…

When, Why & How to Reflect

When, Why and How to Reflect By Kathryn Mellon – iNSPIRE Psychologist Sometimes no matter how hard you train and prepare for competition; it just doesn’t come together on the day.  You fall off the beam, miss more tackles than you made, or you just couldn’t make your mark on the game. It feels like…