Last Thursday afternoon, four of our talented athletes local to the Parramatta area had the opportunity to meet City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer and Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Michelle Garrard. Golf athlete Vidur Subramanian, softball athlete Rachael Dunk and two of our Lone Star athletes – Harrison Knight (karate) and Phoenix Edwards (judo) – attended the event and spoke about their training schedules, achievements and goals.

Cr Dwyer commented on meeting the athletes “We have so many talented sportspeople in Parramatta who represent our City at an elite level. I was proud to meet with young athletes who are members of the Western Sydney Academy of Sport (WSAS) alongside Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Michelle Garrard on Thursday 29 April. Council is proud to support WSAS to provide Western Sydney’s next generation of sports stars with the best training and development programs in the country.”

The support the Academy receives from City of Parramatta Council is critical in enabling us to help prepare Parramatta’s most promising young athletes for the elite levels of sport. The ongoing support that the Council has given us for the past 16 years is greatly appreciated.