Elisabeth Kidane The Gymnast

As the Heartland Motors Lone Star Program begins, the first athlete we would like to introduce is Elisabeth Kidane, a gymnast from Westfields Sports High School. Elisabeth is excited to be accepted into the program explaining “I see the Academy opening up more opportunities for me, helping me grow as an athlete as well as a person”.

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Athlete Education Is A Primary Focus

The education of athletes has been a primary focus for the Academy over the May/June period. An education blitz is being delivered to athletes in various squads on a range of different topics from nutrition to sports psychology to strength and conditioning! Athletes from the Academy’s golf, cycling, hockey and softball squads have and will continue to gather at Blacktown International Sportspark to gain valuable insight into what it takes to become an elite athlete both in and out of their respective sporting arenas.

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2017 Rugby League Program Comes To A Close

On Monday 1 May, the Academy’s Harold Matthews and SG Ball squads gathered at St Mary’s Rugby League Club for the 11th Annual Rugby League Presentation, to recognise the hard work and improvements made over the course of the program. With valuable stakeholders in the room including those from NSW Rugby League, Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, players were awarded with some significant awards.

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ClubsNSW Ramps Up Its Commitment To Regional Sport

Young athletes from across the state will undergo an intensive education program covering everything from the dangers of drugs in sport to nutrition and financial literacy, thanks to a new ClubsNSW-funded scheme to be administered by the Regional Academies of Sport (RASi). ClubsNSW has committed to $200,000 a year for the next three years towards the program, which will provide a best practice health and wellbeing program to 2000 young people across the state.

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AFL Athletes Get A ‘Giant’ Promotion

In October 2016 talented AFL athletes from across Western Sydney were inducted into the Academy’s AFL squad. This program would see the athletes develop their skills and knowledge before gaining the opportunity to move on to the next level in the development pathway. This month the GWS Giants selected their U16 GWS Giants Academy squad with a long list of those selected coming from the Western Sydney Academy of Sports AFL Squad.

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2017 ClubsNSW Academy Games Wrap

The weekend of 7th-9th April saw the Academy’s Hockey, Netball, Golf and boys Softball squads head to the NSW Central Coast to compete against ten other Regional Academies from across the state. Hosted once again by the Central Coast Academy of Sport, the ClubsNSW Academy Games showcased the sporting talent in regional NSW in particular our Western Sydney athletes.

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