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ASIA Congress conclude with promise of collaboration

Participants hail the event a great success as fruitful partnership take shape across institutes in the continent.
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Dr Philip Graham-Smith Head of Biomechanics and Innovation, Aspire Academy, at the ASIA Congress. Photo: Aspire Academy

The fourth Association of Sports Institutes in Asia (ASIA) Congress concluded on Thursday with members agreeing to several collaborative ventures that will see joint events, training camps and research amongst the institutions.

Dr Philip Graham-Smith, Head of Biochemistry and Innovation at Aspire Academy, in summing up the congress, said it had exceeded expectations. “It was a great opportunity for our Aspire Academy high performance sports coaches and staff to meet, interact and exchange collaborative ideas with like-minded colleagues from Asia as well as hear from international professionals in sports science innovation.

“The congress allowed all participants to network and explore opportunities for working together on among other things, training camps and knowledge and information sharing. This has been done with an open-minded attitude to learn with the right spirit to share. It has led to many fruitful and beneficial contacts and partnerships,” he said.

Dr Duncan Simpson, Head of Mental Conditioning, IMG Academy said it was a fantastic experience. “The ability to collaborate with people from all over the

world, mostly from the Asia region, is something that I have not had the opportunity to do. So, the ability to learn and collaborate and hopefully to share a bit about what we are doing at IMG has just been a fantastic experience,” he said.