Sports Performance and Prevention Conference – Early bird tickets now on sale

The Sports Performance and Prevention Conference organisers, in collaboration with ACC SportSmart and New Zealand Football, are excited to bringing another pivotal conference for 2019 to the NZ sporting industry and those practicing within it.

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The 2019 Early bird ticket for the annual Sports Performance and Prevention Conference (SPPC) in Auckland in February are now on sale.

The SPPC brings together a wide range of international and nationally acclaimed industry experts, for a valuable learning and sharing opportunity in New Zealand Sport.

This one day, multi factorial conference is a key event for anyone involved in the sports industry with the responsibility for ensuring the; development, performance, welfare and health of our everyday athletes and sports people of NZ. It is an important session with the 2019 sporting season coming up.

One of NZ’s leading Sport and Exercise Physician’s and Managing partner with Axis Sports Medicine Specialists, Dr. Mark Fulcher, said the Sports Performance and Prevention Conference is a must attend event for any sports practitioners and providers.

“This is a great way to engage with the broader sports medicine community and sport practitioners in general, plus spread the word about best practice injury prevention and performance strategies. This allows us to improve the health and experience of all sports participants,” said Dr Fulcher.

“The Everyday Athlete” will be the central theme for 2019’s conference. With presentations focused around sports performance, injury prevention, the female athlete, coach responsibility and health and wellbeing within sport, ensuring the everyday athlete plus our sportsmen and women remain in the game, playing and performing well. With a superb line up of renowned professionals sharing their expert advice and practical learnings you can practically implement within your sport.

With an overall underlying approach to player welfare, health, well-being and development, the SPPC organisers welcome the likes of; high performance and athlete development personnel, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and sports physicians, through to community sport and coaching personnel within national and regional sports and governing bodies, across all sporting codes.

Amongst a thrilling line up of industry experts and professionals we have International guest speakers, Mick Hughes and Dr. Tim Gabbett and our own Dr. Stacy Simms, with additional speaker announcements to follow over the coming weeks.

Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U-20s Soccer team and North Queensland Cowboys U-20s Rugby League team.

Stacy, in her own words, is an applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance. Specialising in women’s health and performance, she is a leading expert specifically in the female athlete and the sex differences in training, nutrition and health.

Stacy is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Waikato, prior to bringing her expertise to the shores of NZ, Stacy was an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University, specialising in the sex differences and environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker at both professional and academic conferences.

Tim has over 20 years’ experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of sports. He holds a PhD in Human Physiology and has completed a second PhD in Applied Sport Science, with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition.

Tim has worked with elite international athletes over several Olympic Games cycles and continues to work as a sport science consultant and advisor for several high-performance teams around the world. Tim has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 400 national and international conferences. He is committed to providing “real world” support for coaches and athletes.

2019 Sports Performance and Prevention Conference - The Everyday Athlete

Where: AUT North Campus, 90 Akoranga Dr, Northcote, Auckland 0627

When: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday 16 February 2019

For more information: Please email

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