It has been a great start to the year for our graduate athletes with a number of success stories across Basketball, Cycling, Football, Netball and Rugby Sevens.
Breanna Fisk (2020 Para Sports Graduate) was a part of the 2022 NSW Kevin Coombs Cup team, a competition that meets the classification criteria for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. Breanna competed from April 10th to April 17th in Ballarat, Victoria with her side fighting hard in every contest.
At the 2022 Aus Cycling National Championships and Oceania Cycling Championships, WRAS cycling graduates combined to win ten medals.
Oceania Track Championships
- Kalinda Robinson (WRAS 2016-2020): Bronze medals in the Elite Female Team Sprint and Keirin
- Tyler Puzicha (WRAS 2017-2020): Gold medals in the U19F Individual Time Trial & Team Sprint; Silver medal in the Sprint
- Ben Anderson (WRAS 2018-2020): Bronze medal U19M Team Pursuit
- Dylan Eather (WRAS 2016-2020): Bronze medals Elite Male Kilo & Individual Time Trial
AusCycling National Championships
- Eliza Bennet (WRAS 2015-2019) & Kalinda Robinson: Silver in the U19F Team Sprint
- Kurt Eather (WRAS 2014-2020): Bronze Medal Elite Madison
While over in Italy cycling graduate Luke Tuckwell (WRAS 2017-2020) has claimed his first stage win with his new squad Team Bike Terenzi
Lone Star graduate Cushla Rue (WRAS 2019-2021) has made her Young Matildas debut in their recent two-game series against New Zealand. Cushla played 90 minutes in both games, with Australia winning the first game 5-1 while the second game finished in a 1-all draw.
Cushla now has her eyes set on the upcoming August U20s World Cup in Costa Rica.
Following the completion of the 2022 HART Regional League, the West Central West representative side has been selected which will include seven graduate athletes and our two current netball coaches.
Linda Macleod and Lana McCarthy will join the coaching staff of the side that will feature WRAS netball graduates Mia Baggett (2020), Hope Coombes (2019-2021), Caitlyn Harvey (2015-2016), Ellie Mooney (2019), Emily Provost (2019), Emily Williams (2017-2018) and Amelia Wilcox (2017-2019).
The West Central-West side will compete at the Regional State Cup in October at Netball Central.
Jakiya Whitfeld (WRAS 2016-2018) has made a strong start to the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens calendar to feature in the first four rounds for Australia in the competition.
So far she has played nine games in the season, scoring two tries along the way. Australia currently sits atop the Women’s standings having won in Dubai twice and Seville once and securing a third-place finish in Malaga. The squad will now turn its attention to the Langford and Toulouse legs that close out the season before the Rugby 7s World Cup kicks off in September.