The Central Coast Academy of Sport’s Mingara One Swimming Program and Gosford RSL Touch Football Program are officially underway after the squad’s online orientation. The orientation was held via ZOOM, which saw new and exciting talent coming into the squad, along with familiar faces returning.
Graeme Carroll is again filling the Head Coach role for the swimming program. Graeme’s abundance of experience in Olympic and Paralympic Swimming coaching allows him to pass on a strong knowledge to the athletes. Working alongside Graeme is Brett Doring, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist who has extensive experience working with State and National athletes, as well as tours with Swimming Australia and Australian Paralympic Swim Team. Jen Noel the Head Coach from Mingara Aquatics, along with Semuel Greig from Peninsula Leisure Centre have both come on board as the Assistant Coaches.
The first session for the swimming program commenced with baseline testing to see where the athletes are positioned in fitness, strength and mobility which will be compared to the same testing at the end of the program
Chris Heighington is the Head Coach of The Gosford RSL Touch Football program and led the squad onto the field for the first skills session on the weekend. Chris has played over 300 games in the NRL– has a wealth of knowledge in football skill development, strength and conditioning and a richness of experience to draw upon in match play scenarios.
Robyn Low-Hart, CCAS Programs and Communications Manager said of the programs: “The Winter Programs of Swimming and Touch Football have kicked off with great success. The coaching line up brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the programs. It is exciting to offer these opportunities to athletes on the Central Coast. Alongside the skills sessions, CCAS offer a range of educational components with an emphasis on Anti-Doping and Sports Psychology for the Winter Programs to enable the athletes to make informed decisions in sport, but also with life in general. The Athletics program is open for nominations and will start in June – applications can be found at www.thinksport.com.au/programs/athletics”.