The Central Coast Academy of Sport recently inducted the summer intake of athletes at the Summer Orientation Event held at Mingara Recreation Club. In all upwards of sixty (60) athletes took part representing programs in Basketball, Golf and Hockey. Soon to follow suit will be athletes undertaking programs in AFL boys and AFL girls and Netball, athletes to be selected to these programs prior to Christmas, providing another sixty-plus (60+) positions for young men and women from the region.
The event which had a great ‘vibe’ was punctuated by an excited group of athletes’ all looking forward to participating in their chosen sport over the coming summer months. Each sport is well supported by a committed coaching group and each of the sport programs launched on Tuesday night are endorsed by its State Sporting Organisation, another coup for the CCAS.
Most of the CCAS summer sport programs will conclude their schedule at the 2019 ‘Your Local Club’ Academy Games to be held in the Hunter region in April. The ‘Your Local Club’ Academy Games provides a fantastic platform for athletes to finish their season of training and a great opportunity to put their skills into practice against some of the best young athletes from across the state.
CCAS Sports Programs Manager Mark Tipple said of the orientation event: “The athletes and parents I met with last night could sense the valuable opportunity provided to them through selection to the Central Coast Academy of Sport. The CCAS enjoys a very robust position with each of the State Sporting Organisations and this was evident last night when I spoke about our positioning within the high-performance pathway for aspiring athletes. The CCAS’s position has been further embedded with the recently released Sport and Active Recreation Plan for the Central Coast. This document has one outcome that is specific to the role of the regional academy and we are delighted to be successfully fulfilling that expectation from the Office of Sport. I can’t wait to see these recently inducted athletes pursue their sporting dreams via the Academy of Sport.”