JUNE 2022, The Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) in partnership with the University of Newcastle recently welcomed five ‘placement’ students to the office of the CCAS.
Tye McGann the organisations Programs and Strength and Conditioning Manager a former UoN alumni himself has arranged the placements to ensure the administration capacity of the organisation continues to meet the ever-expanding needs of the local sporting sector.
Having recently hosted a highly successful Regional Academies of Sport Coaches Conference it is highly advantageous to have additional support in the CCAS administration centre to account for the many jobs required after attending the conference and with the recent launch of Touch Football, Swimming and Athletics.
UoN have been a valued and important Platinum Partner of the Central Coast and indeed the Hunter Academy for well over a decade, this support has been instrumental in assisting the CCAS with the delivery of the Aboriginal Talent ID program, fitness testing of athletes across a multitude of sporting programs and the increasing need for data capture to help athletes’ progress in their chosen sporting discipline. Longitudinal date capture is becoming an extremely important aspect of the CCAS and no one better equipped than Tye McGann to explain this growing focus area of the Central Coast Academy of Sport.
Tye himself a PHD candidate of the UoN spoke passionately about the importance of the placement program and how this has helped the organisation in this ever-changing world of technology integration in the data capture space: “To be able to facilitate the growth of young minds in the industry I so passionately love is an amazing experience. After being where the students are, placement opportunities and work place hours are one of the most pivotal influences throughout a degree. As the sport science industry is developing at an exponential rate, data science and analysis is becoming a key focus. To have extra sets of hand and eyes helping to crunch numbers helps, but to be able to give these students a snapshot to the sheer scale in which the Regional Academies data network reaches to and the profound influences that we pose on the future generations of Olympic level athletes is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
CCAS is very appreciative having access to a well-rounded group of students from the UoN to also aid in establishing some open strength and conditioning sessions for CCAS athletes, this not only gives the students exposure to skills and opportunities to grow but more opportunities for the athletes to develop and potentially become our future Olympians. Fostering and nurturing this relationship with UoN and the Exercise and Sport Science department moving forward is a key focus for CCAS.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport would like to thank and acknowledge the support from the following Platinum Business Partners: NSW Government, Mingara Recreation Club, Central Coast Council, Greater Bank, The University of Newcastle, Southern Cross Austereo (HIT 101.3 and Triple M 107.7), Coast Sport, NBN Television, Oddball Marketing, Underwriting Agencies Australia (UAA) and Steadfast