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composite image of elite athlete students Jo Weston, Liam Procaccino and Isabella Nichols

27 May 2020

What have Deakin’s elite athlete students been up to in lockdown?

While life in lockdown might be a dream for all the homebodies, bookworms and Netflix connoisseurs out there, how are all our sporty students handling the enforced downtime? With competitions, travel and training sessions temporarily on hold due to social distancing requirements, Deakin’s Elite Athlete Program students have had to find new ways to keep moving during lockdown.

We checked in to see how our elite athletes have been keeping busy! 

Are you an elite athlete student?

Deakin is proud to support elite and emerging athletes as they balance the demands of high-level sport with their studies via the Elite Athlete Program (EAP). The EAP offers support and benefits to student athletes in various ways, ranging from academic assistance and course flexibility to financial support and gym access.

With the transition to online study this year due to the COVID-19 situation, we understand you may have changed and complex circumstances that may potentially impact your studies.

Remember we are here to help! Visit the Elite Athlete Program webpage for more information about how the program could benefit you. If you’ve got any questions, please contact the Elite Sports Coordinator, Jack Duke, at [email protected].

Image: (from left) Deakin students and elite athletes Jo Weston (netball), Liam Procaccino (athletics) and Isabella Nichols (surfing).

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