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  • Stephen Bird: The Architect of the WRAS Strength and Conditioning Program

    At 16 years of age, Stephen Bird began his strength and conditioning coaching career. Sparked by a curiosity about how the body moves and athletic performance, he turned his passion into a profession that has taken him to two Olympics Games, five World Championships and seven World Cups. Bird’s involvement with the Western Region Academy…

  • Beth Shea: Two Decades of WRAS Dedication

    Across her twenty-year association with the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS), Beth Shea has held multiple positions all with an aim to help country kids take the next step in sport. Shea’s passion though is hockey, with her love for the sport starting in her Lue Public School primary days. Through hockey, she learnt…

  • Edwina Bone: The Determined Dual Olympian

    Determination is a skill that defines most elite athletes. For Edwina Bone, it ensured she was able to reach the highest levels in hockey. Self-described as a competitive and stubborn hockey player, Bone’s journey to the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and captaining her nation started because of her love of the social…

  • CNSWJO: Our Valued Regional Council Partner

    The formative years of the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) programs have been well supported through the contributions of the Central NSW Joint Organisation (CNSWJO). CNSWJO is tasked with advocating, prioritising and improving the infrastructure and services delivered to communities in Central NSW to establish the long term viability of the region. WRAS has…

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