Clubs NSW: Our Valued Supporters

For the past 19 years, Local Clubs have provided much needed financial assistance to Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) junior athletes. ClubGRANTS have been allocated to regional athletes to assist with the financial burden that is placed on families when their children become involved in sport. This assistance ensures that athletes selected on their…

Len Graff: Our First Life Member

Joining the WRAS board in 1993, Len Graff left a legacy of financial stability and direction for the academy. Bringing a wealth of knowledge from his chartered accountancy business, Graff joined WRAS wanting to help the development of regional athletes. “When the academy was in its most formative years, the then Bathurst State MP David…

NSW Office of Sport: Our Valued Partner

The New South Wales Office of Sport has been a key stakeholder in supporting the operations of the Regional Academies of Sport network. The NSW Office of Sport commenced funding support to the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) in 1991. Over our 30-year working relationship, this vital funding has supported 273 sports programs run…

WRAS 2022 Orientation Wrap Up

Over 150 Western Region Academy of Sport athletes and coaches recently attended the 2022 Athlete Orientation. The event held over the second weekend of November saw the Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Lone Star, Para Sports and Triathlon programs commence. On Saturday November 13th, the athletes participated in a range of activities including team meetings, education sessions,…

Vaughn Eather: Our Dubbo Cycling Coach

Best known for coaching a multitude of cycling superstars, Vaughn Eather said his passion comes from seeing athletes achieve their goals He was hooked into the sport by age twelve joining his late friend Keegan Downes in road cycling, before a move to Dubbo sparked his interest in cycling coaching. After meeting and working alongside…

Paul Toole: A True WRAS Supporter

A passionate advocate for regional New South Wales, NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole has been a key supporter of the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS). Paul began his association with the academy as a member of the WRAS Board of Directors in 2002. Reflecting on his time with the board, he remembers the hard…