6 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Paul Penna

Paul Penna is a recognised Sports Psychologist, having worked with many of Australia's top sports people and teams. Paul is the sport Psychologist for the Australia Swim Team. He worked on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Team, as well as the 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championship Teams.

Paul has developed a successful business, Focus Performance Psychology, which assists individuals and teams to obtain peak performances. His clients include professional athletes and sporting teams, motor sport athletes, corporate executives and teams, performers and aspiring champions.

Paul was the Senior Sport Psychologist at the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) during 2006-2007. He commenced working at the institute in 2001 and was principally focused on assisting athletes and programs perform on the highest level possible, whether that was at State, National, Commonwealth Games, World Championships or Olympics and Paralympics.

Paul is a fully registered Psychologist with specialise tertiary training in sport psychology and over 15 years of experience competing, coaching and working with many different levels of sport.

Professional Appointments

  • Swimming Australia - Team Psychologist, National Sport Psychology Coordinator and member of Sport Science Advisory Group
  • Bowls Australia - Team Psychologist and National Sport Psychology Coordinator
  • Golf Australia - Member of the High Performance Advisory Group
  • St. George / Illawarra Rugby League Football Club - Team Psychologist

Education / Registrations

  • Registered Psychologist (NSW)
  • Master of Psychology (sports Psychology)
  • Post Grad. Diploma of Psychology (sport Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & Fitness
  • Associate Diploma of Fitness and Recreation Leadership

Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
Level 2, NSWIS Building
6 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127

Written Correspondence
PO Box 3275
Rhodes NSW 2138

  (02) 9764 3131           (02) 9764 3443


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Mon - Fri

6:30am - 7:30pm
6:30am - 1:30pm

Reception is open:

Mon - Thurs

8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 1:00pm

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