On Wednesday 7th December 2016, Academy cycling graduate Stephen Cuff made his way down the Joe Ciavola Velodrome in Melbourne to compete in the 2017 Oceania Track Championships (although conducted in 2016, this event is still a 2017 Championship). Stephen competed over 4 days, securing a number of medals.
The Hills Shire Council played host to Academy athletes who are residing or competing in The Hills LGA on Wednesday afternoon. The athletes came together at The Hills Shire Council chambers to have afternoon tea with the Mayor Clr Yvonne Keane. Mayor Keane presented all our athletes with a certificate of commendation for dedication to their sports of AFL, Netball, Softball, Golf and Cycling.
In January 2017, Softball’s Australian Regional Championships will be held in Perth for females and Brisbane for the males. The following Academy softballers have been selected to play in the U15’s Metro Team at the event…
On Monday, 7 November, Academy golfer Joshua Gadd qualified for the NSW Open Championship 2016 which starts today at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club. There were only two positions available from Glenmore Heritage Valley Golf Club to qualify for the event as it is holding the highest number of professional golfers in 65 years.
On Saturday 15 October the Academy inducted athletes from AFL, Softball, Netball, Cycling and Golf into the 2016/17 Programs. The induction day was held at the Western Sydney University’s Kingswood Campus (WSU) and accompanied by industry professionals who shared their knowledge with athletes to assist with their elite development, including a presentation by the University on gaining entry for sporting talent.
The Academy is excited to announce that asset management solutions company Mainpac Pty Ltd, based at Norwest Business Park in Baulkham Hills, has come on board as our Cycling Program Partner.
As a member of the Academy’s Auburn Lone Star program, Rachel Wood has had a year filled with incredible success. Rachel has competed in numerous tournaments throughout the year, winning an impressive array of medals. However none of those compare to her most recent achievements on a world stage.
On Friday 2 September Castle Hill RSL Club played host to the Academy’s athletes, athletes families and VIP guests for the 12th Annual Athlete Dinner & Awards Night. The night provided insight into each program as well as recognition for the athletes and program staff.
The Academy is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016/17 sports programs. The Academy’s programs offer a range of benefits for the athletes that are successful in gaining a place within their respective sport. In partnership with the relevant State Sporting Organisations, the Academy provides opportunities for athletes within the western Sydney catchment to develop and refine their skills.
On Tuesday 23 August, the NSW Regional Academies of Sport gathered at NSW Parliament House for a Parliamentary Reception recognising the role of NSW Regional Academies and their outstanding athletes.