Greater Bank supports Western Region Academy of Sports Presentation Night

The Western Region Academy of Sport, in association with Greater Bank, has recognised the outstanding performances of its athletes and contribution of its staff, supporters and volunteers at its annual Awards night recently held in Bathurst.

It is the first year Greater Bank has supported the Western Region Academy through its major sponsorship of the netball program.

Greater Bank Netball program member, Amelia Wilcox from Orange, was named the squad’s Athlete of the Year for her hard work and dedication throughout the season, as well as her performance at the Your Local Club Academy Games at Maitland Basketball Stadium during April.

Greater Bank also presented the new Volunteer Coach of the Year award, which was awarded to Cycling Head Coaches, Marian Renshaw and Vaughn Eather for their tireless work with the cycling program.

The winners each received a $200 Greater Bank account voucher as part of their awards.

Greater Bank’s Bathurst Customer Service Supervisor, Melinda Simpson, who was on hand to present the awards, said she was delighted to support an event that recognises the talent and potential of the next generation of sporting stars.

“The Western Region Academy of Sport is doing a fantastic job supporting young athletes across NSW’s Central West region. Not only are they providing elite pathways for the next generation of athletes but also providing them with important foundations that they will carry with them throughout their life,” Melinda said.

“The awards night was a great opportunity to see first-hand the results of the hard work and dedication of the athletes, coaches, support staff and volunteers and how Greater Bank, through our support, is supporting the communities that support us.

“Everyone involved in this year’s academy programs are to be congratulated on what they have achieved, and we look forward to partnering with them again in 2020 and beyond.”

After being a long-time supporter of the Hunter Academy of Sport netball program, Greater Bank extended this support to both the Central West and Central Coast Academies of Sport in 2019. This will allow all three programs to strengthen their position in the athlete development pathway and provide greater opportunities for regional-based athletes throughout the respective regions.

Greater Bank’s partnership with the Academies extends through to 2021.

Photo credit – Julia Strang