Academy COVID Update - September 2021
Written on the 8 September 2021 by SWSAS
As the hope continues to build towards an easing of restrictions at the end of September, and an eventual pathway to a return to community sport; the Academy is also finalising its plans to open nominations, for the 2021-2022 Academy sport programs.
The Academy is gearing up to ensure the high-quality sport education components of its programs will be able to operate both in a face-to-face, and online settings, through a number of initiatives timed to coincide with the awaited return to training.
Whilst sports with an individual focus, such as the Wests Future Star Program, and the recently announced Triathlon squad are able to commence, and operate remotely, training will for the initial part, will look quite different, with a focus on home conditioning ‘the foundation for all improvement’ and the commencement of online sports education sessions.
The Academy has considered a number of options in calling for nominations for the majority of its squads, which would normally take place at this time of year.
It is with this ethos in mind, that the Academy is in a position to hold off on opening nominations for team-based sport programs until there is further certainty to the easing of restrictions.
With the NSW Government announcing a return to school from late October, it is anticipated that the Academy will open nominations during the same period, with a trials and selection process throughout November.
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