Speed and Agility in Sport

Agility and speed is vital to success in team sport competition with the trunk argued to play a key role in sport performance. Our Exercise & Sport Science research is exploring the critical factors that optimise athletic performance. These include investigating the relationship between three-dimensional agility technique, trunk control and field-based measures of athletic performance. Our sporting partners include the Australian Institute of Sport and Basketball Australia.


Dr Suzi Edwards

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Dr Adrian Schultz

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.