Penrith Athletes Gather To Say Thanks

The Western Sydney Academy of Sport is greatly appreciative of the support that Local Government provide both the Academy itself and the young athletes of western Sydney. Penrith athletes make up approximately 26% of the entire athlete cohort, a vast figure when you consider the number of LGA’s that are within the Academy’s catchment.

On Monday 9 July four local athletes gathered at Penrith Civic Centre to meet with the Deputy Mayor Clr Tricia Hitchen and several of her fellow councillors.

The athletes were able to converse with the councillors, Academy directors and other community figures including Pat Sheehy AM to discuss their sporting achievements and commitments and talk about the importance of Penrith’s support to their progression in their relative sports.

Georgia Murray, Claire Alessi and Xander Ruggeri from the Softball Squad were accompanied by Erin Olsen from the AFL Girls Squad to represent the Penrith athlete group. Georgia addressed the room detailing her recent achievements on the softball diamond and extended her gratitude to Council, the Academy and Academy corporate partners.

Academy CEO Martin Bullock said “an approximate 26% of the Academy’s 2,300 athletes (since conception) have come from the Penrith LGA, this is a testament to the great support of Penrith City Council.”.

The Academy would like to once again thank Penrith City Council for the support it provides to its talented young athletes and the Academy as a whole.


Posted: 10 July 2018