The Western Sydney Academy of Sport was incorporated in June 2004 as an independent, not-for-profit community based organisation, and is one of 11 Regional Academies of Sport located throughout New South Wales.
The Academy’s charter is to provide quality development programs for talented young athletes residing in the western Sydney region, and we do this across a wide range of sport disciplines in collaboration with the recognised State Sporting Organisation (SSO) for each sport.
Our programs bring together technical and skill development resources, educational providers and personal development activities which combine to provide a holistic program delivered at some of the region’s best venues.
The Academy’s catchment includes the 8 Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, City of Parramatta, Penrith and The Hills – comprising a population of around 1.8 million.
Our high performance training programs have established benchmark standards and value in the officially recognised development pathway for young athletes in sport – and we work closely with each SSO, the NSW Institute of Sport and local Associations to ensure our programs are fully endorsed and provide significant value to the athlete.
The Academy’s operations are governed by a Board of Directors who represent a range of stakeholders including the NSW Government, Local Government, and the business and sporting community.
The Academy’s brand is synonymous with quality – both in the standard of the talented young athletes we deal with, and in the quality of our program content – including highly accredited coaching staff and respected professional providers.
Our brand values can be identified as :
- Integrity and Quality
- Knowledge and respect
- Excellence in Performance
The characteristics the Academy believes best describe our brand personality or our DNA are :
- Commitment and Discipline
- Learning and Enjoyment
- Personal Growth
Our day to day activities, our relationships with our stakeholders, athletes, staff and partners are a clear demonstration of this DNA.