June 21 - The nine highest achievers in their respective sports in the Australia Uniroos squad travelling to the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, the "High Flyer"', have participated in a mind and body camp to put them in great shape to go for glory in Russia next month.
The nine athletes from nine different universities throughout Australia were joined by three-time Australian Triathlete of the Year Courtney Atkinson, who imparted some wisdom from his distinguished career as an athlete to the young stars.
"The main thing that I could convey to the 'High Flyers' was that it doesn't matter if you're competing at home or on the biggest stage in the world, you're just doing the same game or sport or race you do every day," said Atkinson.
"My message is to take it all in and cherish it; sport gives you amazing opportunities so enjoy it."
Senior Psychologist at the New South Wales Institute of Sport Richard Bennett orchestrated a performance psychology session for the 'High Flyers', and was joined by Dr Tristan Sharp, who ran a strength and conditioning class and Dr Gary Slater, who serves as a consultant for the Australian Rugby Union, who gave them nutrition tips and advice.
Uniroos beach volleyball player and 'High Flyer' Hamish Moore said: "The 'High Flyers' camp was an exceptional two days.
"It was great to come here and meet the 'High Flyers' from the different sports and I'm feeling a lot better prepared than I did two years ago for the last World University Summer Games."
The Uniroos will soon embark on their 2013 Summer Universiade campaign, which is due to kick-off in Kazan on July 6 and runs through to July 17.
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