SportsMed to launch the first health summit for young leaders

SportsMed will launch its inaugural Leadership Summit this Tuesday March 3, at the Pavilion at the Allan Border Fields.

Over 120 school leaders and staff from schools throughout Brisbane will be attending the summit to meet and listen to a panel of expert sporting professionals including world-class athletes and SportsMed ambassadors triathlete Sam Betten and dual cricket and soccer champion Ellyse Perry.

Being able to share my learnings from my experience as a professional triathlete to other young people is a privilege, Betten said. It has taken a number of years for me to feel my absolute best mentally and as many young people experience today, it’s not all easy.

Betten and Perry will also be joined by fellow professional athlete Curtis Browning from the Queensland Reds and the legendary ex-NRL player Gorden Tallis, the latter of who will be MC for the Summit.

Prior to the event students and staff were invited to record their daily health and wellness using SportsMed’s platform, a world-class wellness and performance system that is used by professional athletes and teams. The data captured on the platform can be analysed by professional health and performance practitioners to identify patterns and relationships between staff and student’s sleep quality to their daily motivation, appetite or mood. SportsMed’s own Doctor Anita Sirotic and leading Australian nutritionist Johann Bilsborough have lead the analysis on the data and will be presenting their findings back to staff and students at the summit.

SportsMed is a leader in performance, health and big data software. Since its inception in 2012 the company has evolved beyond serving the elite sports markets and has begun to apply its advanced solution to markets such as youth and education. As such the upcoming summit is not only the inaugural launch for SportsMed but also the first of its kind to be offered by any sporting company in the Australian market. With the number of youth suffering from obesity and diabetes type two steadily on the increase, SportsMed has recognised the importance of providing the knowledge to support and encourage better health in our future generations.