The ClubsNSW Academy Games was announced as the Sporting Event of The Year at the recently held Central Coast Sports Awards on Friday evening. The Central Coast Academy of Sport the event host was acknowledged amongst a field of strong finalists including; Gosford Basketball Association, Central Coast Rugby League, CC7 and Central Coast Oz Tag.
The ClubsNSW Academy Games is a major event on the Regional Academies of Sport (RASi) calendar where some 750+ athletes, coaches and support staff participate in a multi discipline sports festival for three days of top-level competition.
In 2016 the sports of Basketball, Netball, Golf, Hockey, Surfing and Triathlon were contested and the athletes and families converged on the Central Coast to showcase the regional talent that the Academies are actively developing.
In winning the Sporting Event of the Year the Games Director and Central Coast Academy of Sport Event Manager Emily Burgess-Moore said: “It is really pleasing to win such a coveted award, we have a small staff at the Academy and to be recognised with this award shows how well received the event is for the region and how well we were able to manage the event. The ClubsNSW Academy Games is a major event on our calendar and we are already working on the operational elements for another successful games come April 2017”.
Ian Robilliard a RASi Director and Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport said of the award: “full credit to Emily and the way she managed the entire event, Em was very well supported by Kelly Dean, Jan Mayfield and Steph Beckedahl and I’m sure they will all be actively involved in the last year of our hosting come April next year. It is always nice to recognised for the work you do for the development of regional opportunities and thanks to the Central Coast Sports Federation for looking favorably on our efforts with the staging of this very important event.”