The Innisfail sports community can tap into a wealth of sporting psychology expertise at the Bligh Government’s free Sport Psychology workshop on Tuesday, 28 February.

State Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the forum is targeted towards local athletes, coaches, clubs parents and other community sport volunteers.

“This is great opportunity for the local sports community to gain more information on sports psychology,” Mr Pitt said.

“It will provide practical tools and strategies on various topics relating to team, individual and club performance on and off the field.

“The workshop will go for three hours and will cover a range of topics pertinent to sport and recreation clubs.”

The Sports Psychology workshop will cover:
• Developing a winning and realistic attitude;
• Defining what a ‘win’ means to you;
• Self esteem and confidence;
• Goal setting;
• How to manage when things don’t go according to plan; and
• Using your brain to your best advantage!

Sport Minister Phil Reeves said sport is a multi-faceted exercise and isn’t just about the physical benefits.

“It’s great for both the mind and body, and we want to make sure sporting clubs have the right information and skills to pass on to their members,” Mr Reeves said.

“Sport plays an important role in promoting healthy, active communities and it’s crucial we provide opportunities for people to stay involved in sport.

“Under the Government’s Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland vision, we’re committed to helping Queenslanders become Australia’s healthiest people by reducing obesity levels by one third by 2020.

“This is why we continue to provide support for programs, projects and facilities which help people of all ages participate in sport and active recreation.

“Developing sport at the grassroots right up to the elite level heightens our chances of hosting events, and reinforces our reputation as the Champions State and the Events State as well.

“The Bligh Government has made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.”

The Innisfail Sport Psychology workshop will be held:
6pm – 9pm, Tuesday, 28 February
Shire Hall, 70 Rankin Street
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Bookings are essential.

Register online at or to obtain more information, contact (07) 4091 9230 or email by Friday, 24 February.