The Academy’s AFL Boys squad are reaching the conclusion of their program with the Western Sydney Academy of Sport. Through collaboration with AFL NSW/ACT, the Academy has been able to provide the young athletes with a range of technical and educational development sessions.
Heartland Motors Lone Star athlete Ashleigh Hill is continuing to kick goals as she reaches out towards the big goal of being one of the first Australians to compete in the Olympic Games’ new Karate discipline.
Last weekend saw over 80 athletes from the Western Sydney Academy of Sport’s netball, golf, softball and AFL girls’ squads travel to the Hunter region to compete in the 2018 ‘Your Local Club’ Academy Games.
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport today launched a new Ambassador Program which it is hoping will provide an opportunity for local businesses and individuals to contribute a small level of support for their talented young athletes.
Sydney West Sports Medicine will be supporting the Western Sydney squads for the upcoming 2018 Your Local Club Academy Games, sending two qualified physiotherapists to assist with the athletes’ recovery and injury management. Meet Matthew Hicks and Luke Anderson!
A stretch is the process of moving particular body parts into positions to lengthen the muscles and surrounding soft tissue. Stretching is most commonly used to help release tightness or for relief of stiff joints. Here are the three best types of stretching for young athletes, explained by exercise physiologist Cameron Hyde.
Heartland Motor Group announced their support for another 12 months as the official partner of the Lone Star program in Western Sydney. The program is designed to support talented young athletes in the region who are not eligible to nominate for one of the existing squad-based Academy programs. The Lone Star program was a giant success in 2017, supporting seven very talented young athletes as they progress on their sporting journeys.
Warming up before any physical activity is something we all know we “should’ be doing but is often poorly done or neglected. Personally, I have played in rugby teams where the warm up is considered a 60 second run up and down the field with a 5 minute stretch afterwards. I’ve played in oz tag teams where we warm up by throwing a ball in a circle before a game, or the actual first 5 minutes of the game itself!
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport held its ninth annual ‘A Night With The Stars’ celebrity sports dinner on Friday 23 March in Castle Hill RSL Club’s Lyceum Room. This event raises valuable funds for the athlete development programs provided by the Academy to the young athletes of western Sydney
Last week Softball Australia announced their 2018 Australian U19 Boys’ Squad, which included one current and two former Academy athletes. Alex Gutteridge, Hayden Shaw and Chris Rutherford will make their way to Ormiston in Queensland this July to compete in the 2018 International Friendship series training camp and competition.