Athletes with Premier Motors

In one of the highlights of the Academy calendar, 148 athletes and 24 coaches and support staff from the Illawarra Academy of Sport headed to the Hunter region from 16-18 April 2021 to compete against over 1300 athletes at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games.

The IAS had representation in each of the six sports on offer at the Games; AFLW, Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Netball and Triathlon, and came away with two gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze placings. Congratulations to;

Triathlon
– 1st Montana Doubell – Female Youth (and 3rd in the National Youth Title)
– 1st Mitchell Blackbourn – Male Junior
– 3rd Montana Doubell, Callum Burge, Alexis Bell and Harry Fraser – Youth Mixed Team Relay

Basketball
– 2nd U16 Boys
– 2nd U14 Boys
– 2nd U14 Girls

Golf 
– 2nd Bella-Rose Pond – Girls NETT

AFL 
– 3rd U18 Girls
– 3rd U16 Girls

Success isn’t only measured by achievements on the field, but also off the field with the exceptional camaraderie and sportsmanship shown by the IAS athletes throughout the entire weekend.

“The characteristics and traits that we try to espouse in our athletes were on show and we were so impressed with the tenacity, respect, competitiveness, support, camaraderie, skill, pride and – dare I say it – professionalism that each athlete displayed,” IAS CEO, John Armstrong said.

We cannot succeed without strong support from others and the support provided by Premier Motor Service for supplying us with four buses for the weekend and to BaiMed for supplying us two Physiotherapists. Thank you!

The 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games is proudly supported by Your Local Club, the NSW Government, Newcastle City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, NBN News, Regional Academies of Sport and the Hunter Academy of Sport.

Lastly, thank you to the unsung hero’s – the coaches, managers, IAS administration and parents – we could not have had such a fantastic weekend without your hard work, care and support!

BaiMed