As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, the Western Sydney Academy of Sport is closely monitoring information and advice being provided by the relevant Government authorities including NSW Health and the Office of Sport, with the purpose of ensuring all activities and practices of Academy athletes and staff meet the best standards of health and safety.

A State-wide teleconference of the nine independent Regional Academies of Sport was conducted on 16 March, and a decision has been made by all Academies to implement specific precautionary restrictions on our athlete development program activities.

A document outlining the Regional Academies decisions in respect of the cancellation of the 2020 Your local club Academy Games — and the suspension of all program activity involving attendance at training sessions and education seminar — can be accessed using the following link

https://www.wsas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Regional-Academies-of-Sport-COVID-19-Sport-Programs-Academy-Games-Statement-2020-003.pdf

The Regional Academies’ decision to suspend program activity has been taken with a clear focus on ensuring the health and safety of our athletes and staff and will be reviewed at the end of the Easter school holiday period. Any opportunity to extend program activity or provide additional content will be considered at that time.

The Western Sydney Academy of Sport will work closely with our program coaches to endeavor to develop and provide “remote” servicing content for our athletes — this would include accessing our online Athlete Education content, fitness and S&C programming for our athletes.

Should you have any inquiries regarding the position of the Western Sydney Academy in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic please contact our office during business hours, or email using the ‘Contact Us’ form on our website.


MARTIN BULLOCK
Chief Executive Officer