The Central Coast Academy of Sport has promised 2017 will be a year of unmatched significance for the Academy, with new programs on the horizon, and old favourites returning as cornerstones of the organisation.
Plans for 2017 include a revamped Gosford RSL Cycling program, led by high profile coach, Mick Curren.
Mick Curren is well known in international cycling ranks and the Academy hopes his involvement will propel the program to new heights.
The introduction of Individual Performance Plans in the program will be a central theme, where an athlete’s primary coach is encouraged and supported against the state’s performance plan.
The re-introduction of a tennis program is also under development.
Changes to the governance and operational structures at Central Coast Tennis have been met with considerable applause, and another high-profile coach is earmarked to join the ranks of the Academy.
The Greater Bank Netball Program was recently launched and has been modified to cater for pathway support to the spot’s representative team, Central Coast Heart.
Jessica Morgan’s appointment as the Head Coach is another major coup for the Academy.
The new plans and scheduling around this program will see it regain its rightful position as a leading Academy program within NSW.
The Head Coach of the ClubsNSW Basketball program will ensure this program starts the year with a bang.
Will Granger has assumed the Head Coaching role following his appointment as the Head Coach of the 2017 NSW Country U16 men’s team.
Mr Granger’s enthusiasm is contagious and no doubt he has his eyes on these squads playing well at the upcoming ClubsNSW Academy Games.
The Crowne Plaza Surfing program remains a cornerstone program for the Academy.
Led by Marcus Davidson and Sandra English, these two coaches are simply unmatched in qualifications, commitment and experience.
Occurring weekly, some modifications to program content will see this program continue its upward trajectory.
The current results of former CCAS Female Athlete of the Year, Surfer Macy Callaghan, is testament to the quality of the athletes who are and have been involved with this program.
The Academy always looks to surfing for those quiet achievers and 2017 promises to be the same.
Graeme Carroll is a world renowned coach; his laid-back manner hides a determination that ensures the Mingara One Swimming program is guaranteed continued success.
Graeme. who has coached at an Olympic and World Championship level, still finds time for the athletes on the Central Coast.
The Tenpin Bowing Program, now underway, is a pilot program and is designed to grow in the ensuing 12 months.
The program is coached by another high performing former athlete, Mark Booker, who is charged with the primary responsibility of working within the TPB pathway to advance Central Coast Athletes in their pursuit of higher representative honours.
The Callaway Golf Program is set to be super charged with new coach, Nat Whittington, joining the program.
Nat Whittington will be assisting Peter Cliff in the delivery of technology into the program.
Nat’s a wizard with ‘Trackman’, and his involvement promises to add another dimension to the program, otherwise not available.
In April, the ClubsNSW Academy Games will again be held at multiple venues across the region.
Preliminary plans indicate more than 850 athletes will converge on the Coast to contest the games.
The ClubsNSW Academy Games is another key sporting event for the region and the Central Coast Academy of Sport will be looking to achieve back-to-back awards with the Central Coast Sports Foundation, where the 2016 ClubsNSW Academy Games secured the sporting event of the year award.
Feb 6, 2017
Central Coast Academy of Sport Media