Heartland Motors Committed to Local Athletes

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.

The Heartland Lone Star program has been established to provide holistic development opportunities for young athletes involved in sports that are not currently supported by Academy programs. The Program is providing five scholarships to talented young local athletes from across the Western Sydney region – with a focus on educational and personal development for these stars of tomorrow.

Academy CEO Martin Bullock commented “Heartland Motors’ support is simply wonderful – it enables us to provide vital opportunities for highly talented young athletes who are representing their sport and their region at the highest level”.

On 2 July the Academy launched the program with the athletes at Heartland Holden, Blacktown. The athletes had the opportunity to meet each other, the Academy staff and our supporters at Heartland Motor Group.

This year the Heartland Motors Lone Star squad includes the following athletes:

Ashleigh Hill – Ashleigh has returned for her second year in the Lone Star program. Ashleigh is a black belt karate athlete who trains at KBI Hawkesbury Martial Arts. Ashleigh started training in the sport in 2006 and has represented Australia at the Oceania Championships, not to mention winning numerous gold and silver medals at NSW and Australian Championships.

Lachlan Greentree – Lachlan is also returning for his second year in the Lone Star program, a competitive young alpine skiier. Lachlan trains at Thredbo Ski Race Club after a recent change! Lachlan travels all over the globe to compete and won silver at the Intercontinental Cup at Canada’s Big White.

Cameron Bailey – Cameron is new to the Academy, he competes in the sport of wood chopping! Cameron trains for the Metropolitan Axemens Association and started with the sport in 2016. Cameron recently won the Junior Axemens Award at the Berry & Nowra Shows.

Madeline Boyle – Madeline is a keen archer who started competing in 2012 and is a member of Penrith City Archers. Madeline is new to the Academy, and a great addition as she is ranked the number 1 female archer in Australia.

Molly Mamo – Molly is a young gymnast who specialises in tumbling and trampolining, starting her first year with the Academy. Molly trains at the Kachan School of Tumbling and has won a gold medal for Australia in the 11-12 year old tumbling division at the World Age Championships.

The Academy is so excited to have these athletes involved in the program!

 

Posted: 3 August 2018