ASTONISHING SOUTH WEST SYDNEY ACADEMY OF SPORT AWARDS DINNER
Written on the 14 August 2018A sell-out crowd of over 500 guests, including some of Australia's finest athletes, sports supremo's, politicians and local government
administrators sat amazed, as story after story of the achievements of the south west Sydney region's most talented young athletes.
These local sporting greats were in high demand for photographs and autographs by the Academy's future stars and not so young supporters.
Throughout the room local politicians representing the three tiers of Australian government also expounded the virtues of the Academy and its amazing local athletes, whilst individually re-affirming their support for the Academy's future.
Being a top athlete, is only one part of being a holistic athlete as far as the Academy award selection panel is concerned.
Knights also acknowledged the outstanding support it receives from its major partners, the NSW Government, Campbelltown Catholic Club and SOUTH32 Illawarra Coal, plus its local Councils, senior sporting organisations and corporate business partners.
Netball NSW CEO Carolyn Campbell and Hockey CEO David Thompson expressed their pride in the achievements of the regions young athletes and congratulated all associated with the Academy's amazing growth over recent years.
Dr. Phil Hamdorf Executive Director, Sport Development Group at the NSW Office of Sport is quoted as saying, "the Graduation Dinner gave me a good appreciation of the significance and role of Regional Academies, in the community and in the development of tomorrow's sports stars."