The Southern Sports Academy (SSA) played host for the first time to the 2022 Your Local Club Academy Games over the weekend of Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April. Over 1,300 athletes and their families travelled from 11 Regional Academies throughout NSW to compete in the tournament throughout Wagga Wagga. North Coast Academy Of Sport (NCAS) team included 133 athletes and 25 managers, coaches and staff. Sports represented over the course of the weekend were Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Golf and Volleyball.
Academy Games Major Highlights:
Golf – 1st – Zane Lowe (boys)
· Netball – Div 1 – Marene Greyvenstein; Div 2 – Fern Berry
· Netball Umpires – Breakthrough Umpire Award – Lachlan Micalos; C Badge – Eden Maitz
· Volleyball – 2nd – Jnr Boys
MVP’s voted for div 1 and 2 were as followed:
Div 1: Marene Greyvenstein
Div 2: Fern Berry.
U16 Girls: 6th
U14 Girls: 4th
U16 Boys: 8th
U14 Boys: 7th
Girls: 5th ·
MVP: Lily Hundt (as voted by the boys)
Girls : Stella Payne 4th, Tana Lowe 9th, Annalese McKee 13th, Franceska Payne 14th.
Boys – Zane Lowe 1st, Oliver Payne 21st, Mali Loomes 37th, Nathan Moran 57th.
Snr boys: 3rd NCAS 1
Jnr Boys: NCAS 2nd
Snr Girls: 3rd
Jnr Girls: 3rd
ACE Performance Coaching
Ace performance Strength and Conditioning Coach Callum Rayner joined NCAS for the Academy Games. Helping to prepare athletes prior and post games, Callum was an enormous help.
“It was a pleasure coaching NCAS athletes through a range of warm ups, game ready priming and cool down protocols to get them physically and physiologically ready for their games, as well as maintaining themselves over the tournament.”