SWSAS Netball Squad 2020

SWSAS Netball girls ready to climb the wall to success. 

From the CEO's desk

The excellent work of the Academy continues to flourish at the local level, as the world of sport takes a huge hit due to the Covid-19 virus. And this is the time for sport to continue to take a lead in social responsibility and careering for its athletes and followers.

2020 has seen the Academy strengthen its position as the 'number one' sport development organisation, in the south west Sydney region. And is working hard to maintain that status.
The Academy already has its plans in place, to continue to support the development of it's talent identified junior athletes remotely, should Australia's health issues worsen.

An online service will provide athletes appropriate 'body weight' and 'band resistance' training programs, which will incorporate athlete education on correct posture and technique. And specific programs will be developed for athletes requiring strength, or power in their individual sport.

The Academy will also provide a sports education syllabus, from within its ClubsNSW Education Program suite, of sports education subjects. Topics will include nutrition, sports psychology, sports medicine and injury prevention, integrity in sport and financial fitness, to name but a few.

The Academy will also engage its coaching staff in the development of sports skill components, that can be provided remotely.

We always tell our athletes to be prepared, and it is most appropriate that the Academy practises what it preaches.

I will finish off by thanking the Academy's 'naming rights' partner the Campbelltown Catholic Club and its Platinum Partner SOUTH32, plus all of our other corporate partners.

For continuing to support the excellent work of the Academy, in the development of tomorrow's sporting stars and community leaders.

Gerry Knights 

Upcoming Events


  1. Wollondilly Shire Council Civic Reception

When: Postponed

Where: 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton

Commencing at 6pm

  1. Campbelltown City Council Civic Reception

When: Wednesday the 6th of May

Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown

Commencing at 6pm


Latest SWSAS News

Skiing young gun

Skiing Young Gun Riding the Slope of Success

South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) through its Wests Future Stars program is pleased to announce the commencement of scholarship for Wattle Grove athlete Catarina Di Ramio. Catarina, a hardcore racer who has an insatiable appetite for speed represents Thredbo Ski Racing Club, specialising in Alpine, Slalom and Ski Cross.


2020 Big Year for our local Sports Academy in more ways than one...

The Australian Hockeyroos have earned a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Securing their 11th consecutive Olympic Games appearance, following a 2-0 series win over Russia late last year.

And, past Academy athlete Emily Chalker (nee Smith) will be at the forefront of Hockeyroos selection in coming months, with the opportunity to become a triple Olympian, at only 28 years of age. With a record of over 240 games and 80+ goals for Australia to her credit, her credentials speak for themselves.

The Academy also has high hopes of being represented in the Tokyo Paralympic Games, with Wheelchair Basketballer Jess Cronje carrying the expectations and best wishes of SWSAS.
But this is the results 'top end', of the work, of our local Academy.

It's day-to-day business, is supporting the youth of our region in the development of their sport and community citizen skills, say's it's CEO Gerry Knights



Softball World Cup selection success

The Macarthur region's junior softballer's have a long history of Australian selection success; and the national honour roll has grown again with Mia Gilmore and Blake Hunter joining the list, after being selected for their respective U18 World Cup squads.

The U18 Women's Softball Squad will participate in the 2020 World Cup, in Lima, Peru, from August 23-30. With the Australian Men's Softball, travelling to Palmerston North, New Zealand, for World Cup competition, February 22 to March 1, 2020.

Congratulations also go to Jack Davies and Madi Baker who have been selected as reserves, for their individual World Cups. READ FULL STORY HERE

National and State Titles for Nakeisha

Competing in the U17's category at the Athletics NSW Junior Championship, Camden jumping athlete Nakeisha Brimble, has continued her fine form bagging 2 medals! Brimble was dominant in her marque event, the triple jump, claiming yet another NSW Gold. 5.41 metres in the long jump was a pleasing result securing the Bronze. Adding some track sprints to the weekend, the multi-talented teenager was able to finish 12th in the 200-metre sprint clocking some very credible times.
Nakeisha is a 3rd year scholarship holder with the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) and was the Academy 'Athlete of the Year' in 2018. She was very pleased with her weekends results crediting her ever progressing strength as a significant factor. As a SWSAS 'Wests Future Stars' athlete, Nakeisha receives, athlete education, community engagement opportunity as well as direct financial support from SWSAS, facilitating access to specialist athlete development services across a broad sphere.

"I have been working really hard both on the track and in the gym, hours and hours of work building leg strength, core strength and teaching all these muscles to work together is definitely paying off! Pilates is a weekly thing now. This consistency is sometimes hard to schedule for our family, but I am happy with the strength I feel".


Daniel Currinckx

New Year and New Face at Local Academy

As the new year kicks off a lot of sports are also starting up for 2020 and that includes new programs for South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS). Academy CEO Gerry Knights said, the administration centre has been a hive of activity, with meetings undertaken with the state's leading sports CEO's and administrators, to discuss the wide range quality sports pathway programs for the local region's talented athletes.

Also taking place are hundreds of registered athletes representing ten different sports - testing their potential to become a SWSAS athlete.


More Amazing Stories HERE!

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