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#APFFS 2014 Tweets

Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living hosted the 1st Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar last weekend. The Twitter # for the event was #APFFS. I was able to attend one presentation at the Seminar but did follow events through Twitter. This post is a brief account of #APFFS and those who shared their experiences of the Seminar. There was an early tweet from Victoria University about the Seminar late last year: https://twitter.com/victoriauninews/status/408460757446451200 The Seminar started on 4 April and the volume of tweets increased throughout the seminar and included photos too. Both organisers, Fabio Serpiello and Matthew Varley tweeted and there was...

Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar

Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living is hosting the 1st Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar this weekend. The venue for the Seminar is the University's Footscray Park campus. Proceedings start this evening with a keynote address from David Tucker, The Future of the World Game in Asia: A Commercial Perspective. The program on Saturday starts with a talk from Martin Buchheit on the Physical Assessment for Young Football Players: Implications for Training and Monitoring. During the day there are sessions on: Youth talent and development (three papers) Cultural and ethical implications in football (four papers) Biomechanics (four papers) Match analysis (three papers) Player monitoring...

Nehad’s Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar

One of the delights of being involved in University education is the opportunity to supervise PhD students. I am very fortunate to have Nehad Makhadmeh as one of my supervisees. Nehad is presenting some of her research at this weekend's inaugural Football and Futsal multidisciplinary seminar at Victoria University. The seminar is hosted by the University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living. The program can be found here. There are four invited speakers at the seminar (David Tucker, Martin Buchheit, Carlo Castagna, and Darren Burgess). Nehad is looking at talent identification and development in women's football in Jordan. She is attending the conference on...

#HPRW10: How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective?

Day 3 started with a Panel presentation on the question of How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective? The Panel members were: Allan Hahn, Kristine Toohey, Martin Fitzsimons, Michael McKenna, Gavin Reynolds and myself. Allan Hahn opened the discussion of his approach to the topic: Identify right problems Ensure critical mass of resources Acceess to expertise Short, medium, long term Accommodate different agendas Integrate efforts of geographically distributed groups. Allan explored a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) model for building an effective research network. He noted the key features of a CRC model....