UAA Sponsorship Announcement

The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) is excited to announce our exciting new partnership with Underwriting Agencies of Australia (UAA). We are delighted to sign a multi-year partnership with UAA who will be the major sponsor of our inaugural Indigenous Talent ID program (ITID) as well as our Basketball Program. The Central Coast Academy…

2021 Presentation Award Winners

With the 2021 WRAS Presentation Night moving online, we were still able to acknowledge our graduating athletes, their achievements and our incredible squad staff. Kalinda Robinson (Cycling) was named as the 2021 WRAS Athlete of the Year, following a dominant year in the velodrome. She was selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Track…

2022 WRAS Athlete Nominations Now Open

The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) provides quality development training to assist young athletes in the Central West achieve sporting excellence. Nominations are now open for our 2022 programs including Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Hockey, Para-Sports programs as well as our Lone Star program which caters for athletes competing in all other sports. Nominations for…

RAS ALUMNI WIN BIG IN TOKYO!

See RAS Athletes Set to Shine in Tokyo for full list of RAS representatives. On behalf of all the staff, coaches, managers, consultants, athletes, and their families we would like to congratulate the following Regional Academy of Sport alumni on their podium finishes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Hockey – Silver Medal Matt Dawson (HAS and CCAS),…

RAS Athletes Set of Shine in Tokyo

The Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) will be represented by 30 former athletes this month when the world unities for the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The Australian Olympic Committee has announced a Team of 472 athletes to compete in Tokyo, consisting of 254 women and 218 men, plus a record 16 First Nations…

John Rodis: Our Longest Serving Member

As the longest serving member, the legacy of John Rodis maybe unrivalled in the history of the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS). Involved for sixteen years with the academy, he worked tirelessly to do his bit to support junior sport in the region and is still highly regarded for his lawn bowls knowledge. This…

Mark Renshaw: The Dual Cycling Specialist

During his rise in track cycling, Mark Renshaw claimed the Team Sprint and Kilo junior world titles and senior world titles in the Team Pursuit. Put together with his collection of multiple national titles at the junior and senior championships, he was a superb cyclist. Making the state, national and Olympic track teams, Mark showed…

RAS To Host Critical Sports Summit

The Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) are in preparation for a growth strategy meeting between the many State Sporting Organisations (SSO’s), the NSW state government and the Office of Sport. In what promises to be a critical meeting for the state’s future sporting star’s in NSW, the RAS network is facilitating a meeting where the strategy around developing…