MARCH 2019, The Central Coast and Hunter Academies of Sport have signed a ground breaking new one-year tri-partisan business partnership with the University of Newcastle. In what has been termed as ‘ground breaking’ the CCAS is delighted that negotiations are now complete where all three parties are very closely aligned.
For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has worked with community and industry to support the growth and enhancement of its students and local organisations. These partnerships promote collaboration that delivers innovation and impact and helps support the economic, social and cultural transformation of strong regional communities.
The partnership offers the opportunity for high school students to engage with the University of Newcastle to explore the pathways, flexible study options, scholarships and support available to student-athletes.
Through the exclusive education partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport and the Central Coast Academy of Sport, the University of Newcastle is supporting the dreams of high school athletes and preparing them for a career after sport.
“From Olympic silver medallists to national representatives, our Elite Athlete Program has supported our student-athletes to balance their study and sporting commitments while also preparing for a fulfilling career after sport,” NuSport Campus Programs Manager and Elite Athletes Support Officer Andrew Yapp said.
“We are looking forward to supporting more outstanding athletes chase their ambitions and build their resilience through their educational journey.”
Ian Robilliard the Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport said of the platinum business partnership; “The University of Newcastle has been a long-term platinum partner of the Central Coast Academy of Sport for well over a decade. The University provides the Academy with a major point of difference to other sporting agencies, it provides us with incredible support via sports science testing, integrated learning for post graduate students, access to the Exercise and Sports Science faculty at Ourimbah, general teaching classroom access are but a few of the advantages available to us. One very clear goal of the CCAS and HAS is to introduce our athletes and families to the world class institution on our respective door steps at Ourimbah and Callaghan and we hope many of our eligible athlete advance into the University of Newcastle.”
Further information available at: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/community-partnerships/academy-of-sport