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Netball Challenge Accepted

The first weekend of school holidays saw Netball NSW in conjunction with the Western Region Academy of Sport host the annual Academy Challenge. Netballers from every corner of NSW converged on Orange for 3 days of intense match-play. The event coincides with the launch of the NSW, state trial process, and is the last opportunity for emerging ...

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Local Academy BMX Athletes hold top spots in the State

Three of our regions top BMX athletes have travelled the State since February, participating in nine series races and successfully accumulating points, in the 2019 BMX NSW State Series. Each race has given the three South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) athletes, the opportunity to secure a high-ranking position on the State leaderboard...

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Rising stars shine bright at academy graduation dinner

  In a room brimming with athletic talent, just nine the chosen few were in the running to be named South West Sydney Academy of Sport 2019 athlete of the year. By now most people in south west sydney know that BMX champion Rory Southwell took that honour. But who were the other rising stars who were nominated and stood next to Ror...

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Academy Athlete America Bound

For athletes world-wide the prospect of gaining a scholarship into the American College System as a student athlete ranks amongst the highest of achievements. American Colleges consistently propel young athletes into stardom, serving as the platform to showcase their talents on a major stage. Huge crowds turn out week after week to watc...

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Rory Southwell: BMX ace beats serious injury to win athlete of year award

The 15-year-old BMX champion from Harrington Park who accepted the honour at the academy's awards dinner should not even be racing, let alone winning competitions and prestigious athlete of the year awards. In 2017, a hip injury robbed him of the chance to take part in the BMX World Championships in the USA and kept him away from raci...

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