Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinics’ Junior Athlete Sponsorship Program (JASP) supports young athletes to achieve their sporting goals. The program does this by offering one-on-one and group sessions to improve the athlete’s functional capacity and skills or rehabilitate any injuries they might have. 6 athletes have been selected to participate in the program for 2021.
Cooper is involved in AFL, Cricket and Basketball. Cooper wanted to be involved in the program as he has an interest in Physiotherapy and is considering pursuing it as a career. Cooper believes that good communication, being a team player, skill, and knowledge of the game makes a great athlete.
Isaac is excelling in AFL and athletics, last year he was named the rising star for the under 13’s North Coast AFL competition. Isaac aspires to be selected in the multicultural “All Nations” AFL program. Isaac would like to work with a physio to help improve his strength and kicking skills on his left leg following an ankle injury.
Gem has a keen interest in art as well as dominating in her chosen sports of Netball, Athletics and Touch Football. Gem has been commended on her listening skills, desire to work hard and ability to never give up by her coaches. Gem is looking forward to learning about how to manage sporting injuries, and improving her fitness and ball skills.
Noah is a young Tennis star, he is currently ranked 14th for his age in NSW. His sporting hero is world number 1 tennis player Ash Barty. Noah would like to work on his strength and conditioning this year with the goal of playing at the Australia Open in the future.
Savannah is an all-rounder, she currently participates in Touch Football, OzTag, League Tag. Savannah considers making the Northern Eagles Representative Touch Football team one of her greatest sporting accomplishments. This year she is hoping to improve her strength, speed and agility to better her performance.
Aiden is hoping to play for the Newcastle Eagles Rep Team. His goal is to work on strength and conditioning to improve his throwing, hitting and running speed. Aiden dreams of representing Australia in baseball.