WITH this weekend being a first for the AFL in the ClubsNSW Academy Games, the academy participation and competition was great to see.
The weekend consisted of a round-robin competition format, with four academies, South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS), Western Sydney Academy of Sport (WSAS), Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) and Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS).
Whilst the weekend was aimed at being a development day, and trialling the AFL program at the ClubsNSW Academy Games, the weekend was a great challenge for all players and academies, and a chance to showcase their skills and training in serious competition.
The tournament was closely contested by all academies, however, WSAS dominated the weekend, coming away from the competition undefeated.
The weekend was enjoyed by all players, coaches, spectators and volunteers. The AFL will definitely be making a return to the ClubsNSW Academy Games in 2016 after its huge success this year.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport on behalf of the Regional Academy of Sport (RASi) network would like to thank and acknowledge the support received from the following organisations:
ClubsNSW (Principal Partner), NSW Government through the Office of Sport, Gosford City Council, Wyong Shire Council, NBN Television (Media), Southern Cross Austereo (101.3 Sea FM and 107.7 2GO), Central Coast Tourism.