Traction Apophysitis is a very common sporting injury experienced predominantly by athletes between the ages of 8 and 18. These injuries are extremely unique, and this is because this injury ONLY occurs in adolescents!
Callan Grady from the Canoe Slalom squad has been escaping the Australian winter and jet setting across Europe to take advantage of the warmer months for training and competition.
When planning a training year for your athlete, sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here.
The Academy is excited to announce Heartland Motors has one again committed its strong support for the Academy’s Lone Star Individual Athlete Development Program.
Once a year Academy athletes get the opportunity to apply for a scholarship that provides valuable financial assistance to help ease the burden associated with progression to the elite level within their sport. Thanks to Woolworths one male and one female high achieving athlete will each receive a $5,000 cash grant.
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport is excited to announce that Digital Realty has become the Official Naming Rights partner for the Academy’s highly successful netball development program.
After two years without a Triathlon Program the Academy is excited to announce that through the hard work of Triathlon NSW and some local coaches the Academy is reinstating the program for the 2018/19 season.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse condition of the foot that accounts for up to 15% of foot and ankle conditions seen by health professionals. The Plantar Fascia is the strong fibrous tendon made from collagen that attaches from the bottom of your heel to the balls of your feet and is important in the mechanics of walking, running, jumping and landing.
The last couple of months have been busy for Academy athletes, with intense training schedules and competitions. From golf to AFL to our Lone Star group, there is no such thing as down time when you’re striving for the top!
Three athletes from the Western Sydney Academy of Sport were welcomed to Blacktown City Council on Wednesday 27 June to enjoy an afternoon tea with the Mayor Clr Stephen Bali and his fellow Councillors.