2021 AFL Squad Announcement

The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) is excited to announce a 15 member Women’s AFL Squad. The program is in its fourth year of running and has grown each year. The program is fortunate to have brought on Jayarna Kay as Head Coach, with Emma Clark and Erin Naden stepping into the assistant coach…

2021 Hockey Squad Announcement

In an exciting step for 2021, the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) has selected its Hockey squad for the upcoming program. A strong squad has been picked with 19 female athletes and 7 male athletes selected. Following the trials at the Bathurst hockey Complex, Head Coach of the WRAS hockey program Kent Bestwick said…

Cyclists named for 2021 Program

WRAS cycling is primed for a tremendous 2021 with an exciting seven member squad eager to make up for lost time. The squad will feature five returning athletes with Xavier Bland, Cameron and Patrick Crump, Isabelle Russell, Cadel Lovett and Ebony Robinson. They will be joined by first year WRAS athletes Lachlan Crump and Oscar…

ClubGrants success for WRAS

Bathurst R.S.L, Bathurst Panthers and Orange Ex-Services’ Club have provided a silver lining to the end of 2020 through their ClubGRANTS funding scheme, offering financial support to the incoming cohort of the Western Region Academy of Sport athletes. All athletes accepted into 2021 WRAS programs will have an opportunity to apply for financial assistance through the…

WRAS Golf Program opens for 2021

The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) has a proud history of producing stellar junior athletes, and the golf program is no exception. Many athletes aim to compete at State or National championships, and WRAS prides itself on being able to provide assistance to all aspiring western region athletes. For golfers, WRAS can offer an…

2021 Program Nominations Open

With restrictions easing and athletes eager to return to sport, the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) will be opening nominations next week for their 2021 Programs. This year’s programming was understandably impacted by COVID-19, which contributed to an interrupted year for most squads. However, WRAS alongside our partner State Sporting Organisations have committed every…

NSWIS & Regional Academies in Historic Partnership

  The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and Regional Academies of Sport (RASi) today announced a partnership that will deliver improved pathway opportunities for regionally based athletes across NSW. A four-year agreement which will run throughout the next Olympic cycle, the partnership will leverage off RASI environments and world class NSWIS high performance expertise to…