A Big June For Academy Athletes

The last couple of months have been busy for Academy athletes, with intense training schedules and competitions. From golf to AFL to our Lone Star group, there is no such thing as down time when you’re striving for the top!

Academy golfer, Brielle Mapanao has been selected in the NSW All School Girls’ Team following some solid golf performances during two recent tournaments. Brielle displayed unwavering professionalism in both the NSW All Schools Championships in May and the NSWCHSSA Secondary Golf Championships just this week. She will be one of 12 NSW representatives to play at the School Sport Australia Championships at the end of August.

Brielle is not the only recent high achiever, Heartland Motors Lone Star athlete Ashleigh Hill, has been making waves in her karate competitions. Ashleigh competed in the Oceania Championships in New Zealand at the end of May, she claims she “learnt a lot and gained great experience” from this competition. The Australian Institute of Sport welcomed Ashleigh for a National Training Camp where she participated inĀ  three days of intense training including recovery and education sessions. Most recently, Ashleigh competed in the NSW Cup Tournament in Liverpool last weekend and was crowned NSW Cup Junior Female Kumite Champion. Next up for Ashleigh will be the Australian National Championships in Caloundra, QLD this August. “I am very excited but also nervous. I have been training extremely hard these past weeks for competitions and the next black belt grading, where I am hoping to confirm my existing Junior Second Dan as a senior”, said Ashleigh on her current short-term goals.

Now for some squad news, the AFL Girls’ made their way to Blacktown International Sportspark on Monday 2 July to play against our neighbour Academy, the South West Sydney Academy of Sport’s (SWSAS) AFL Girls’ squad. Although SWSAS came away with the victory, this session was about displaying the skills the athletes have developed since commencing the program in March this year. The AFL NSW/ACT representatives who were present at the match were pleased with the progress the girls have made during their time in the Academy programs.

As you can see it has been a big couple of months for the WSAS girls!


Posted: 6 July 2018