As written about many times during 2020, the support from corporate partners is the life blood of the Central Coast Academy of Sport. Financial security in the Not-For-Profit sector generally translates to long term partnerships or commitments that honour sponsorship and commercial level support, with CV-19 this level of support has never been more critical nor more important.
Poche Indigenous Health Network this week confirmed ongoing financial support to the Central Coast Academies of Sport Indigenous Talent ID program for a further two years. The two-year agreement will culminate in December 2022. This is an amazing announcement as it supports the highly acclaimed Indigenous Talent OID Program, a program that is quite unique to the region.
Ian Robilliard the Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport said of the renewal: “Poche Indigenous Health Network were introduced to the Central Coast Academy of Sport through their partnership with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. They first supported the Indigenous Talent ID Program last year, so to gain their renewal for a further two years allows the Academy to build on an already very robust program. The announcement this week means the Academy can further plan around a very unique program, the support by Poche provides certainty during these very uncertain times. The athletes and coaches within the ITID program will be delighted that we have security of tenure with Poche Indigenous Health Network”.
Kay Van Norton Poche the organisations Co-Founder said of renewal: “We are delighted to continue the support of the Central Coast Academy of Sport Indigenous Talent ID program for another two years. After getting involved this year and knowing how hard everyone at the Central Coast Academy of Sport has worked through the impact of COVID to ensure young athletes continue to have access to important personal development both on and off the sporting field, we felt it was important to provide the security of knowing that our funding support to the program is guaranteed for another two years. We know the financial support goes directly towards providing important development for young Indigenous athletes and this is why it is such a great alignment for the Poche Indigenous Health Network.”
The CCAS sports programs are all undergoing assessment based on the return to play strategies being deployed across the regional academy network. As sport starts to return to normal its exciting that Poche Indigenous Health Network will be alongside an organisation focused on helping regional athletes achieve locally in sport.