THE course of the weekend was an exciting display of skills and talent broadcasted across all competing sports and events around the Central Coast.
This year was a first for the inclusion of AFL in the ClubsNSW Academy Games. There were four acadmies competing over the weekend in a development round robin tournament.
The aim of the competition is to develop the skills of each academy and their players, and have an eventful and exciting weekend. We're really excited to have them back next year and develop the sport further.
Basketball opened the ClubsNSW Academy Games on Friday night. With both the boys and girls competition getting underway at the close of the opening ceremony. The Saturday tournament consisted of a round-robin tournament at the Niagara Park Youth Centre. Based on Saturday's rankings, the teams played in semi-finals and a final, where a winner from both the boys and girls competition prevailed.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) boys team defeated North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) in the final and the girls Western Region Academy og Sport (WRAS) won their final against the CCAS girls.
The academies golfers competed in various competitions and tournaments across three days. On Friday, players competed in a 2-balls Ambrose tournament, with the two boys from CCAS coming away with the win.
Saturday and Sunday consisted of a 36-hole event, held over two courses, Kooindah Water and Magenta Shores. The competition included a 36-hole stroke competition (individual) and a best 3 or 4 scores (team) event.
After 18 holes on Saturday, in the boys, CCAS led followed by Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS). In the girls, first and second spot were held by both girls from Illawara Academy of Sport (IAS). At the close of the second 18 holes on Sunday, the final standings were James Anderson (SWSAS) as the Nett winner and Luke Ferrier (HAS) as the Scratch winner. CCAS also came away with a win in the team scores.
For a full list of the winners, their academies and players names click here.
Six regional academies competed in the ClubsNSW Academy Games hockey tournament in Wyong in a two-day competition. The teams played in a round-robin tournament over Saturday and Sunday, as a weekend aimed at developing the skills and talent of players in each academy.
Over the weekend, a merit team was selected from both the girls and boys competition. Click here for a final list.
The netball consisted of two divisions and played at two separate venues, the Central Coast Grammar School and Scholastic Sports Stadium. The girls played in a round-robin tournament, competing against each academy over the course of the weekend.
There was no official winner in either of the competitions, as the ClubsNSW Academy Games tournament is aimed as a development weekend for each of the academies and all of the players.
At the close of the weekend, an MVP was selected from each academy and each division. These player lists can be found here.
The triathlon was carried out over the course of the weekend. With clinics for swimming, cycling and running set up at various venues around the Central Coast. On Sunday, athletes finally dove into the triathlon event at Summerland Point. It was hotly contested across all age goups and all medal winners and results can be found here.
It was an incredible weekend showcasing the skills and talents of hundreds of athletes across six sports and events. The CCAS is extremely thankful to everyone who played a part in the weekend and made its success possible.
We look forward to seeing you all back on the Central Coast again in April next year.
For full details, results and updates from the weekend, please visit. www.academygames.com.au/page/news
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 SeaFM and 107.7 2GO), Central Coast Tourism.