At Adelaide University Sport we are celebrating 125 years of rich and successful sporting history in 2021. Established in 1896, although administratively autonomous, we are directly affiliated with the University of Adelaide and have been incorporated in our own right since 1979. Adelaide University Sport assists students and the wider community access an extensive range of sporting facilities both on and off campus and an eclectic mix of almost 40 sporting clubs and three on campus gyms. As a part of our 125 year celebration we will be hosting a Brunch on Friday the 5th March 2021 at the National Wine Centre commencing at 10am and finishing at 12pm, with networking half an hour prior to the start time. The focus and topic of the brunch will be diversity and inclusion in sport for women and celebrating how far we have come but what can still be achieved.
Enjoy breakfast canapés and bubbly while you listen to the inspiring words from our keynote speaker and panellists. We will also have stalls set up from 9:30am, vendors include Grrrl Clothing, Prospective Smiles, Red Bull, People's Choice Credit Union, Minus110 Cryotherapy & more!
Our keynote speaker, Adelaide University alumni and ex-Matildas Vice Captain Moya Dodd
will look-back at the parallel progress of sport and society over 125 years of our history, and an insightful and provocative look forward at how sport can and should lead in equality, diversity and inclusion going forward.
Our panellists include Amber Halliday, Maeve Plouffe and Kortney Olson.
Amber is a multiple world champion and Olympic rower. She later switched to top level cycling, where she was a tour winner, a national champion and raced overseas with the Australian team. In 2011 a tragic cycling accident and traumatic brain injury ended her career. Amber has worked hard in her recovery, achieving a PhD from the The University of Adelaide in psychology and founding She Thrives in Sport - online education and coaching for resilience, performance and wellbeing in sport.
Maeve is a track cyclist and has qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. These will be her first games and will make her the youngest Australian female track cyclist to be named on the team. Maeve has also won gold and silver medals at Track World Cups, and represented Australia at the 2020 Track World Championships.
Kortney is a certified personal trainer, accredited Olympic lifting coach and a certified crossfit coach. If you need more convincing of her credentials she’s the OG Australian Women’s arm wrestling champion, a Queensland State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, 3 time international bodybuilding competitor, best selling author, TV personality and CEO of GRRRL Clothing.
To purchase a full table of 10 click here.
Friday 5th March 2021
9:30am for a 10am start
Hickinbotham Hall, National Wine Centre, Hackney Road
As part of the purchasing requirements, you will need to provide the University of Adelaide student Id number for all student tickets purchased, plus any dietary requirements for your guests.