The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) commenced operation in July 1991 and is a non-profit organisation. WRAS is one of 11 regional academies in NSW that offer support to talented junior athletes.

The WRAS catchment covers a geographical region of 91,522 square kilometres which is one of the largest areas covered by a NSW academy.  The region covers 17 local government areas: Bathurst Regional, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo Regional, Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

WRAS is governed by a board consisting of 7 members who are nominated, elected and appointed from within the western region community.  WRAS employs an Executive Officer, a Sports Program Manager, an Office Manager and is supported by volunteers.

Our vision is to be a leader in regional sports development. The Academy’s mission is to enhance and provide opportunities for aspiring regional athletes, coaches, and officials on the pathway to sporting success