CYCLING PROGRAM

The Academy’s Cycling Program provides quality athlete development opportunities for talented young athletes in the western Sydney region. In partnership with Cycling NSW and NSWIS, the program provides development opportunities for athletes in the areas of technical skill, education and personal development, preparing athletes for the next level of elite sport representation.

The Academy Program includes specific skill components, testing and reporting procedures set by Cycling NSW. Together with competition opportunities, these program elements allow athletes to further progress along the cycling development pathway.

Duration:  October – July

Venues: Dunc Gray Velodrome

The Program will comprise of technical development opportunities, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements for Academy scholarship holders. The Program aims to prepare athletes for progression to higher levels of individual performance and achievement, specifically selection into State and NSWIS squads.

To be eligible to nominate for a scholarship within the Academy’s Cycling Program, athletes must be: 

  • Aged between 13 and 18 years during year of participation in Program;
  • A current financial member of a local Cycling Club affiliated with Cycling NSW;
  • Committed to progressing to higher levels of representation within the sport of cycling;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, City of Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.

An athlete levy of $390 is applicable to athletes, which assists in meeting the costs of the Program. This will be advised at the time of nominations.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS Academy Cycling Program: 

  • Access to first class training facilities;
  • Athlete education program including seminars provided by specialists in nutrition, physiology and injury management & prevention;
  • Access to online portals for ASADA, AIS My Basecamp and other relevant websites;
  • Insight into what it takes to become a professional athlete;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Opportunities to represent WSAS at various events;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Free access to Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith;
  • Ability to nominate for the annual Woolworths Athlete Scholarship;
  • Access to the WSAS Sportslocker online communication system;
  • Privileged pricing on 2XU compression clothing purchases;
  • A 20% discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine.

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