On Friday 13 September, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone presented this year’s funding to Academy athletes and CEO Martin Bullock.

Three talented athletes from the Fairfield LGA attended the event to share their sporting achievements and goals with the Mayor.

The Academy’s athletes included:

Ben Sawyer          AFL Juniors

Isaac Silva            Cycling

Lindsay Tui           Netball

Mayor Frank Carbone commented that “Council supports both grass roots and pre-elite sport participants because sport is a wonderful way to bring people and families together, keep active and healthy and learn the importance of teamwork.”

“It is to promote health and fitness for all, so Council provides infrastructure across the City to support families in keeping active too, with more than 200 parks and open spaces, 90 sports grounds as well as 13 outdoor gyms.”

Mayor Carbone said Council is proud of its ongoing support of WSAS since 2006 and is committed to providing the best facilities and opportunities for young athletes and the wider community.

WSAS CEO Martin Bullock also commented “Our Academy focuses on preparing athletes for the elite levels of sport, and we greatly appreciate the support that Fairfield City Council provides, as it is critical in enabling us to offer these vital services to young local sports people”.