MACCABI - Sport & Wellbeing In Our Community
Event: Sunday 24 may 2020 - 7.30pm
Facilitator: Ashley Browne, AFL Senior Writer.
Production: Sam Strunin
Host: Maccabi Victoria & Maccabi LIFE
Our esteemed panel: Hover your mouse over the image for a short bio of panelist.
Dr. Mark Kovacs
is Senior Director of Sports Science and Health at the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his role, Dr. Kovacs leads and synergizes the operations of the Cavaliers performance and health teams, with an emphasis on sports science, innovation and technology, to help continue and expand the world-class care Cavaliers players receive.
Australian female racewalker who competes in the 20 kilometres walk event. She was the gold medallist in that event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. at age 15 was recognised for her wins at the state and national championships with the Australian 2013 Outstanding Jewish Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award
Australian former first-class cricketer, who held the record for the most runs scored in the Big Bash League when he retired in 2019. Played for Victoria and for St Kilda Cricket Club in Premier Cricket. He was recognised as the State Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. In 2014 he was recruited by the Perth Scorchers. Current Coach-Melbourne Renegades
Dr. Mel Weinberg
Dr Weinberg is the team psychologist for Melbourne City Football Club and a consultant psychologist with the Western Bulldogs. She runs a private practice consulting to elite and professional athletes, and has worked with athletes at large international multi-sport events, including the Maccabiah Games and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Prof Paul Zimmet AO
Professor of Diabetes at Monash University and formerly Director Emeritus, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. In 1984, he founded the International Diabetes Institute which merged with the Baker Institute in 2008. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation and was awarded the 2018 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year
In 2018 Kiroi-Bogatyreva moved from junior gymnastics to senior. She was selected to represent Australia in gymnastics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She won bronze medals in the rhythmic gymnastics ball and team events; the team of three gymnasts included Enid Sung and Danielle Prince.