Penrith Valley Sports Stars

Two Academy athletes have been awarded the May 2016 Junior and Senior Sports Star of the Month awards by the Penrith Valley Sports Foundation for their outstanding recent achievements. Stephen Cuff, who won the Junior award for his recent Cycling achievements, was selected for the following results:

3rd in the State Hill Climb

2nd in the U17 Division 1 Criterium

1st in the Bathurst to Blayney 70km Short Course

3rd in the National Hill Climb Championships Trial

3rd in the National Hill Climb Championships Road Race

Selection into the 2016 Junior Track National Championships Team

2nd in the Madison Race and in the Inidividual Race at the State Championships

3rd in the Scratch Race at the State Championships


The Senior award was given to Academy softballer Eliza Murphy. Eliza has had an outstanding month of achievements, with the following accolades:

Junior Glenmore Phantoms Club Person of the Year 2016

Captain of the U17’s Penrith representative team, leading them to their first State Championships win in 20 years.

Winner of the Presidents Cup Competition 2016

Winner of the Annual Easter Carnival in Waverley 2016

Winner of the NSW CIS Carnival 2016

Member of the National Champions Team 2015 & 2016

Selection into the NSW State All Schools Team

Winner of the National All Schools Championships

Selection into the Australian All Schools Team


Congratulations to both athletes on their awards. The Academy would like to wish Eliza good luck as she heads to Hawaii later this year to represent Australia as a part of the Australian All Schools Team.


Posted: 16th May 2016