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INDUCTED

11/10/2007

ACTIVE ERA

1951-1975

LIFE

12/12/1932 -

Hundreds of successful Australian sports men and women owe a debt to John Bloomfield and his passion for a more scientific approach to training, technique and injury prevention in Australian Sport.

John was foundation professor at Australia’s first university based Department of Human Movement (UWA 1974) and President of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, now Sports Medicine Australia (1971). He was the driving force behind the foundation of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980 and was its founding Deputy Chair and later Chair, as well as co-chair of the Australian Sports Commission 1987-89. John was also a driving force in founding the WA Institute of Sport in 1981.

John is now an Emeritus Professor at UWA, but his influence continues through the many former students and proteges who now hold significant positions in sports medicine and coaching.

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