ESSA congratulates 2021 Industry Award winners

24 December 2021

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) awards and recognises its outstanding accredited members who demonstrate, through their practice, a thorough understanding of the discipline and a strong commitment to the profession and the industry through their advocacy within the community.


This year, the ESSA Industry Awards received a large number of applications, with over 149 individual members and 32 practices nominated.

“2021 has once again tested our industry, but the resilience and passion from our members continues to shine through. The 2021 winners are clear examples of this dedication to excellence in the face of adversity with many going above and beyond to support their community,” says Anita Hobson Powell, ESSA Chief Executive Officer.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate an accredited member or practice.

“All applications into this year's ESSA Industry Awards were of a high standard and, once again, it was extremely difficult for the judges to make a final decision – a true reflection of the excellence of all of our members and their commitment to the industry during a tough year.”

Congratulations to 2021’s ESSA Industry Award winners:

Accredited Exercise Physiologist of the Year – Caoimhe Scales, Sydney Local Health District

Accredited High Performance Manager of the Year – Alison Alcock, Equestrian Australia

Accredited Sports Scientist of the Year – Lachlan Mitchell, Queensland Academy of Sport

Accredited Exercise Scientist of the Year – Max Nelson, University of South Australia

Practice of the Year – Rebound Health

Practicum Supervisor of the Year – Mathew Cameron, Vision Exercise Physiology

Congratulations to all of our 2021 winners. The individual categories will each receive $1,500 in prize money, while the Practice of the Year winner will receive $2,500.

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