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  • Kurt Fearnley: Our Paralympian

    For twenty years Kurt Fearnley has been an icon of Australian sport. Marathon wins, conquering Kokoda and being a vocal advocate for disability awareness have been just a handful of Kurt’s personal accomplishments. But the journey from Carcoar to becoming a multiple Paralympic and Commonwealth Games medalist, was not an easy road. Fearnley was driven…

  • Mitch Selwood: Our Basketball Star

    An understated individual, Mitch Selwood had an incredible basketball career taking him to the heights of international basketball. The Orange junior developed his craft in the local leagues, developing an impressive skillset before he was selected in the Western Region Academy of Sport 1998 basketball program. Mitch credited the academy for refining his fundamental skills…

  • Nathan Burns: Our Socceroo

    Identified at a 2001 WRAS athlete rookie camp, Nathan Burns is a prime example of regional athletic talent. A Blayney native, Burns progressed steadily through the football pathways spending time with the New South Wales Institute of Sport (2003-2004), Parramatta Eagles (2005) and Australian Institute of Sport (2006) football programs. His attacking skill was evident…

  • Margaret Combs: Our Inaugural Executive Officer

    For the first seven years of the Western Region Academy of Sport, Margaret Combs OAM was responsible for crafting the vision and direction for regional athletes. Working alongside inaugural board members David Berry former Bathurst MP, Neil Donohue the former director of the school of education at Charles Sturt University and Neville Goldspring from the…

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