The commencement of our Academy Athlete Leadership group marked an important milestone for the evolution of our programs – enabling athlete leaders to act as program advocates and the voice of our cohort of athletes across all programs.

Our Leadership group will play an important role in shaping key elements of our programs by providing athlete perspectives on Academy program content, events, media, uniform clothing, training methodologies and other key considerations.

The inaugural session of our leadership group featured a workshop conducted by Academy Director and dual Olympian Fiona Crawford. This laid the platform for the gathering of information by the group from their respective squads – which was then discussed at length during the group’s second session.

During this session, the group shared feedback received from their interactions with fellow squad members. This exchange of perspectives has enabled a number of relevant matters to be identified that will be addressed by the Academy going forward.