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  • Jakiya Whitfeld: A Unique Journey in Rugby 7s

    To make a national team requires a level of dedication that goes unmatched by many. But to do so at just 18 years of age proves you have more than a love for the sport. For Jakiya Whitfeld, it was the attraction to working on her speed and physicality that helped her rise quickly through…

  • Phil Cole: The WRAS Media Man

    Best known for a forty-year association with 2bs and B-Rock FM, Phil Cole has been responsible for sharing some terrific sporting stories. With a passion for telling local stories, Cole says he loves celebrating all performances from across the central west. “I’ve always been very parochial having attended Bathurst High School and I get excited…

  • Linda Macleod: Our Passionate Netball Head Coach

    Linda Macleod has always had a love for the game of netball. Macleod has established herself as one of the state’s most knowledgeable coaches, and her commitment to the WRAS program has transformed the academy into a truly elite pathway for regional athletes. Her ability to inspire athletes and encourage them to reach higher levels…

  • Wally Gaynor: Our Great Hockey Coach

    With a love of helping athletes build basic skills, Wayne ‘Wally’ Gaynor has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most enthusiastic hockey coaches. Between 2003 and 2014, the Western Region Academy of Sport was fortunate enough to have Gaynor involved as the head coach in the program. Gaynor credits his time with WRAS for…

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