AUGUST 2019, The Central Coast Academy of Sport is recognised as an organisation making a difference through the medium of sport and a recent show of Alumni strength was evident this past week with a four member 3 v 3 basketball team taking silver at the National 3 x 3 Basketball Uni Hustle held at the University of Sydney.
The four-member team are all either past athletes or contracted to the CCAS. Tye McGann, a PHD Student in Biomechanics and a UON qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional was the team organiser and is heavily involved with the CCAS via the introduction of an Athlete Monitoring System. McGann is contracted to the CCAS to deliver this ground breaking support service for CCAS athletes in the Future Stars program and for identified athletes across the broad spectrum of programs on offer. Richmond Whitmore (Business Management), Jacob Cracknell (Exercise and Sports Science) and Ollie Robilliard (Business Management) round out the four-member team that did so well at the 3 x 3 Hustle. Macquarie University took Gold and the win see Macquarie University advance to the 2019 FISU World University Cup scheduled for Xiamen in China 30 October to 3 November.
Ian Robilliard the Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport said: “It’s really exciting to see these guys now in their early to mid twenties representing UON at this national event. While they did well by taking Silver, it shows the value of the support by UON, an organisation with close to twelve years of support to the CCAS and watching former athletes representing UON so well was really nice to see. The University of Newcastle has recently celebrated their thirty years of higher education on the Central Coast, so the timing of this success mirrors the outstanding contribution UON has made and continues to make to our region. It’s exciting times knowing that the UON Gosford Campus has three tiers of support from Federal and State Government and UON itself, when completed the Health Faculty will reach greater heights and I’m sure the CCAS and our athletes will be able to utilise the extensive research such a facility will bring to the region.”