Australian Embassy

Australian Sports Scientists Join Forces with Indonesian Coaches and Athletes

Media Release

21 November 2017

A group of Australian sports scientists and retired elite athletes will deliver a series of workshops and coaching clinics for Indonesian coaches, athletes and sports academics in Jakarta and Surabaya this week.

The group from the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise brings extensive experience in sports science and coaching, particularly in basketball and soccer.

The delegation includes Kristen Veal, a former WNBA and WNBL basketballer and now Head Coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence women’s program, and Holly Houston, a former midfield player from Canberra United Football Club’s W-League (Australian women’s national league) team.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said Australians and Indonesians share a love of sport.

“This series of workshops and clinics are a great opportunity to share sporting expertise as Australian prepares to host the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April 2018 and Jakarta and Palembang host the Asian Games in August 2018,” Ambassador Grigson said.

A Master Class will be held today for Indonesian coaches, sports academics, administrators and senior athletes at the Australian Embassy, Jakarta. The Master Class builds on two practical workshops for coaches and athletes held at the Faculty of Sports Science at Universitas Negeri, Jakarta yesterday.

The group will also run basketball and soccer coaching clinics in Surabaya on 22 November hosted by the Development Basketball League (DBL) and the Australian Consulate-General, Surabaya.

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