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Gold Coast City Council confirms ongoing support to the Academy The Gold Coast City Council and Business GC have announced their continued outstanding level of funding to the Gold Coast Academy of Sport for a further 12 month period. This ongoing commitment by the Gold Coast City Council and Business GC is allowing the Academy to make confident plans for continuing its existing level of support to regional sport and giving consideration to increasing the number of programs in the coming year. “The support of the Gold Coast City Council and Business GC has been simply outstanding since the Academy launched in 2009,” said Founding Chairman Hon. Michael Veivers. “The Academy with the support of the Gold Coast City Council and other sponsors is developing into a community organisation that the Gold Coast can be truly proud of and all involved including the athletes are most appreciative of this sponsorship,” added Managing Director Ian Robilliard.

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GCAS Golf squad excels at the Academy Games The Gold Coast Academy of Sport’s Golf squad of Drew Herbert (Coolangatta-Tweed GC), Conor Bronson (Southport GC), Trent Rhodes (RACV Royal Pines Resort) and Heiko Jeandupeux (Palmer Colonial) have taken out this year’s Academy Games Team’s Challenge on nett scores in Wollongong, NSW. The GCAS squad joined over 800 athletes in Golf, Basketball, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball and Triathlon at this ninth annual showcase of some of the most promising sporting talent in the country. Mr Dale Hughes (Jack Newton Golf Foundation) presenting the team award to the GCAS Golf squad athletes.

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Volleyball (Indoor and Beach)

Applications for first year athletes are still open and the GCAS welcomes to the program new athletes Mitch Dunbar (Gold Coast Country Club), Adrian Rosario (RACV Royal Pines Resort) and Asuna Sugita (Burleigh GC). The GCAS Golf squad is looking forward to next year’s Academy Games to be hosted again by the Illawarra Academy of Sport. The GCAS Golf program has the sponsorship support of the RACV Royal Pines Resort and Sporte Leisure clothing and the in-principle support of the Gold Coast District Men’s and Women’s Golf associations.

39 athletes (boys and girls) aged U/13-U/17 have been inducted into this year’s GCAS Indoor Volleyball program. Training is on Tuesday nights at the Trinity Lutheran College starting at 5.30pm. A regular strength and conditioning component is built into the program with the assistance of Exercise Science students from Griffith University. Pre-elite athletes over the age of 18 are included in a ‘training access’ squad with the support of the GCAS and Gold Coast Volleyball.

Heiko Jeandupeux tees-off at the Academy Games

Future Stars (north Gold Coast) GCAS Future Stars north athletes have the pleasure of training over a six-month period under sponsorship at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre. Monthly core education sessions are held with industry professionals such as the Program Coordinator Sonia Weatherley. The athletes are expected to be achieving (or aim to achieve with the support of the GCAS) performance benchmarks at either a regional, state or international level. 2013 squad members - Kenza Benzenati - Athletics, Hayden Harrison - Rugby League, Laura Lucas - Athletics, Olivia Lucas - Athletics, Lauren Nash - Artistic Rollerskating, Lachlan Reardon - Athletics, Jake Watson - Athletics

Beach Volleyball skill development

The GCAS Beach Volleyball program training sessions are on Wednesday nights at the Parklands Indoor Sports Centre (opposite Griffith University) starting at 6pm. 20 athletes have been involved so far improving their skills and match play. The program will expand further in the lead-up to the next summer season of state series tournaments.

Table Tennis The GCAS Table Tennis program provides skill and technique training sessions focusing on advanced singles and doubles match play. The core education program has included sessions on nutrition for sport and strength and conditioning for Table Tennis. GCAS athlete Jake Duffy was recently presented the award for QLD Junior Table Tennis Player of the Year.

Rugby League As part of the core education component of the program, the 30 squad athletes have completed their introductory referees certificate allowing them to give back to the community by refereeing junior matches. The GCAS would like to thank Queensland Rugby League’s SE QLD Division and Gold Coast District Junior Rugby League for sponsorship of this program. Practical training sessions are held monthly during the season and weekly over the off-season.

GCAS Rugby League athletes at the Referees Course

GCAS Table Tennis squad

Gold Sport Triathlon The GCAS Triathlon program has been re-established with the assistance of new Head Coach Liam Bromilow who is a Master of Coaching from Griffith University. Practical sessions will include advice on swimming, cycling and running in Triathlon. The core education program has included sessions on strength and conditioning and Goal Setting. Sessions are held under sponsorship at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre in partnership with the Future Stars north program.

Business Partners

Gold Coast City Council Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) is committed to creating a city internationally recognised for its quality, diversity and sustainable lifestyle, economy and unique environment. The GCCC boundary stretches from Alberton in the north to Coolangatta in the south. It includes Moreton Bay and South Stradbroke Island. Business Gold Coast Gold Coast City is not only the perfect place to live but is also the perfect location for the growth and development of business. One of Australia’s fastest growing cities is also home to a thriving and modern business community. Find out more about why more people are choosing to locate their businesses in Gold Coast City by visiting the Business GC website. The Greater Building Society When making financial decisions regarding loans and investments, you want to feel safe and secure. You can count on the Greater to provide the strength and security you are looking for. Operating since 1945, the Greater is one of the largest Building Societies in Australia. RACV Royal Pines Resort One of Queensland’s largest resorts, Resort Royal Pines Resort offers an unparalleled choice of accommodation, golfing, convention, dining and leisure facilities.

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GCAS Triathlon Head Coach Liam Bromilow with new GCAS athlete Nathan Woodcock

Details for a the Future Stars South program and re-developed Football (Soccer) and Basketball programs are expected to be announced shortly. For further information or applications forms, visit the website or contact the GCAS Executive Officer.

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The Game Plan With the Board of Directors of the GCAS Part of the mission of a regional academy of sport is to bring athletes and people together from a wide variety of sports to celebrate success. A new event was held this year for GCAS coaches and managers together with members of the GCAS board of directors. ‘The Chairman’s Team’ function was held on Wednesday 13th February at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. It was a great opportunity for each sport to outline their plans for the year and share ideas in sport common across all Academy sports. Coming events include the GCAS Golf Challenge sponsored by the RACV Royal Pines Resort will be held on Thursday 4th July with a shotgun tee-off from 12pm. Planning is in process for players to have the opportunity to win a new Jeep Compass valued at $25,000 for a hole in one. It plans to be a great networking day for GCAS sponsors and other attendees. Sponsor a Hole opportunities are available for supporting businesses. Entries will close on Monday 24th June. The GCAS is looking forward to hosting its fourth Awards Night to be held on Wednesday 9th October at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in the Marquis Room starting at 6.30pm.

92.5 Gold FM Gold 92.5 FM is part of the Macquarie Regional radio network, Australia’s largest and most progressive network that covers approx. 40% of the population that choose to reside outside of Australia’s capital cities. The station has a solid Gold format of the most popular 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music and is best known as “The Gold Coast’s Best Mix.’’ NBN Television NBN’s market stretches from Central Coast, NSW in the south to the Gold Coast, Queensland in the north and west to Moree and Narrabri. This market has a population of 1.9 million people and is the fourth largest television market in Australia behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Griffith University Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. 90.9 Sea FM 90.9 Sea FM is a modern, dynamic and exciting station playing “today’s best music,” meaning more of your favourite music from the 90’s and today. Sports Super Centre The Sports Super Centre is a leader in the sport and recreation industry. As well as featuring some of the most modern training facilities for both elite and beginner athletes, it is also a dedicated training camp. Fast Proof Press Local Quality colour printers of: • Brochures • Stationery • Flyers • Leaflets • Magazines • Company Profiles For more information visit or phone 07 5578 4722

Gold Sport GCAS Program Sponsors As a not for profit community organisation, the academy is dependent on various levels of sponsorship to be able to deliver ‘golden opportunities through sport’ for the talented sporting youth of the Gold Coast.

Mr Brad Beer, Queensland Area Director and Director of Back in Motion Mermaid Waters recently made this excellent announcement. Visit the website to find out how your business could capture a unique promotional opportunity through supporting the next generation of up and coming sports stars from the Gold Coast. Individuals are also able to make a fully tax-deductible donation to academy programs through the Federal Government’s Australian Sports Foundation. What better way to invest in the future than in our local up and coming sports stars!

BACK IN MOTION HEALTH GROUP has increased its level of sponsorship to the Gold Coast Academy of Sport and added support to the GCAS Indoor Volleyball program.

For any information about supporting the Academy in these ways, please contact the Executive Officer or visit the website


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Herbert a shining light for GCAS Golf at the Academy Games

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GCAS athlete Drew Herbert from the Coolangatta-Tweed GC was awarded the leading male Golfer on handicap at the Academy Games. Herbert who was Captain of the Gold Coast team, was able to best tame the windy conditions scoring a 72 net score in a field of over 60 outstanding juniors at the challenging Port Kembla Golf Club course. He backed this up with another solid round at the Wollongong Golf Club. Herbert is also a member of the GCAS Indoor Volleyball program and recently was member of the regional open boys South Coast representative team for the State Championships held on the Gold Coast.


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Gold Sport Newsletter Issue 12  

The May 2013 edition newsletter of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport

Gold Sport Newsletter Issue 12  

The May 2013 edition newsletter of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport