The countdown begins as the Wagga Wagga Region prepares to welcome some of the state’s most promising young athletes for the highly anticipated 2024 Your Local Club Academy Games, set to kick off from Friday, April 12th.

Hosted by Southern Sports Academy (SSA), this year’s event promises to ignite excitement across various venues throughout the Wagga Wagga region, running from April 12th to April 14th. It marks the final of a three-year stint in Wagga Wagga, with an announcement to be made of the host for 2025-2027 at this year’s event.

This competition will bring together athletes, coaches, families, and supporters from all 11 Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) across New South Wales. Joining the IAS are the Central Coast, Far West, Hunter, North Coast, Northern Inland, South East, South West Sydney, Southern, Western Region, and Western Sydney Academies of Sport. Additionally, the event will feature guest teams from Sydney.

With a roster of 1300 emerging talents, the Games will showcase athleticism across seven exciting sports: Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Triathlon, and Indoor Volleyball. 100 of our athletes are rearing to go, having spent the scholarship year preparing to represent the IAS in six of these seven categories.

Mark Calverley, CEO of SSA, expressed his enthusiasm, “Bringing together the best young athletes from across New South Wales, the 2024 Your Local Club Academy Games in Wagga Wagga promises not just competition, but a celebration of talent, determination, and community spirit. As the Southern Region proudly hosts this event for the third and final time, we invite everyone to witness the power of sport to unite and inspire.”

The 2024 Your Local Club Academy Games is proudly supported by Your local club, the NSW Government, Wagga Wagga City Council, Southern Cross Austereo, Active Physiotherapy, Regional Academies of Sport, and Southern Sports Academy.

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