Blacktown Athletes Extend Appreciation To Council

Three athletes from the Western Sydney Academy of Sport were welcomed to Blacktown City Council on Wednesday 27 June to enjoy an afternoon tea with the Mayor Clr Stephen Bali and his fellow Councillors.

The athletes were able to converse with the council members, discuss their sporting achievements and commitments and discuss the importance of Blacktown’s sporting venues to their development and progression along the athlete pathway.

Maximilan Cyreszko (Cycling), Whitney Batiste (Netball) and Brielle Mapanao (Golf) were all present as representatives from the Academy’s athlete cohort. Maximilian addressed the room on behalf of the athletes to detail how the Academy has assisted in the development and refinement of his skills and competition results as he now moves on from state competition to national competition. “The Academy has assisted me in developing my skills to ensure that I get the best results on the bike. This would not be possible without the support of Blacktown City Council, the Blacktown community and the corporate partners that support the Western Sydney Academy of Sport”.

Academy CEO Martin Bullock said “28% of the Academy’s entire cohort is represented by Blacktown residents and Blacktown City Council have always been wonderful supporters of the Academy and it’s athletes”.

The Academy would like to once again thank Blacktown City Council and the Blacktown community for the support it provides to its talented young athletes that come through. Netballers including Kristina Brice (Giants Netball) and Paige Hadley (NSW Swifts & Australian Diamond) and professional Rugby League players John Asiata (North Queensland Cowboys) and George Jennings (Parramatta Eels) are just some examples of the great talent that has come from the Blacktown region through the Western Sydney Academy of Sport.


Posted: 29 June 2018