WSAS Athletes with Clr Rosemary Boneham, Clr Dr Barbara Burton and Mayor Dr Peter Gangemi.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi, congratulated 14 young sporting stars from the Western Sydney Academy of Sport (WSAS) during a ceremony on Thursday, June 2.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi presented 16 elite youth Hills athletes, who attend WSAS for either golf, netball, softball, rugby union, BMX racing and triathlon, with a Certificate of Achievement. 

Academy athlete Ella-Kate Hussein thanked The Hills Shire Council and WSAS for all of their support on behalf of the athlete cohort.

Mayor Gangemi stated “The WSAS is so beneficial to helping our talented young athletes (between 13-18 years of age) to progress within their discipline, as well as providing them with quality coaching and training,”  

“As our athletes move through the program, their personal growth and development also builds and transforms positively, which is especially important for preparing them for their future career, whether that be in sport or a different pursuit.

“I congratulate our athletes on their success, and I can’t wait to see what they achieve in the future” Mayor Gangemi added.

Academy CEO Martin Bullock commented “The Hills Shire Council has been a strong supporter and advocate for our athletes and coaches since the Academy’s inception in 2004. In that time over 500 talented pre-elite level athletes have represented The Hills LGA, which is testament to Council’s focus on sport as a highly significant aspect of health and lifestyle”.