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Greater futures for GCAS athletes thanks to the Greater Building Society Ryan Cumming tees-off for the GCAS at the 2012 Academy Games in Wollongong.

We are half-way through another exciting year of sports development with the Gold Coast Academy of Sport and the GCAS Golf squad have returned from a third highly successful Academy Games.

In sponsorship news, GCAS Chairman Hon Mick Veivers and the board of directors are delighted that the Greater Building Society will be continuing their business level funding for a third year. This announcement was confirmed recently by Don Magin (CEO) and Wayne Russell, Chairman of the Greater Building Society.

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“This outstanding level of support is a wonderful example of how the Greater Building Society as a mutual financial institution is investing back into positive community initiatives such as regional academies of sport. The Greater Building Society sponsors the GCAS as well as Hunter, Northern Inland and Central Coast Academies of Sport in NSW,” said Veivers. Apart from funding the operations of the academy, the Greater Building Society is also now providing every GCAS athlete with the opportunity to open an account complete with a complimentary $20 to get a savings plan started. Greater staff will be attending each GCAS program, presenting Financial Fitness seminars and providing an on the spot service for the athletes to open a Greater Building Society account. In further news, the third GCAS Golf Challenge is taking place under sponsorship at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Thursday 28th June. Further information about this sponsorship and networking event and for all the latest news, visit and the linked Facebook page.

Confirmation of ongoing Greater Building Society business partner level sponsorship. From left, newly appointed GCAS Deputy Chairperson and Olympic Gold medallist Glynis Nunn-Cearns, Greater Building Society CEO Don Magin, GCAS Chairman Hon Mick Veivers and Greater Chairman Mr Wayne Russell.

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Gold Sport Sports Program Updates Golf The first-ever third year Alumni program will start in the first week of Term 3. The GCAS Golf program has the in-principle and sponsorship support of the RACV Royal Pines Resort, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Gold Coast District Men’s and Women’s Golf associations and Sporte Leisure clothing. 1000 athletes gather for the opening ceremony

2012 GCAS Academy Games Golf Squad

2012 Academy Games, Wollongong NSW The GCAS would like to thank the athletes and team managers for their participation at another highly successful Academy Games in Wollongong April 13-15 where around 1000 athletes took part in 7 different sports. Tiana Beakey, Alice Burke-Caban (leading girl on handicap), Ryan Cumming, Maddison Coster (leading girl off scratch), Breana Hood, Tyson Johnston-Moir, Peter Lyon (leading boy on handicap), Trent Whiting (leading boy of scratch) The GCAS is hopeful of entering teams from other sports in 2013. To enquire, please contact the GCAS Executive Officer.

Future Stars (north Gold Coast) The academy Future Stars program is unique in that it offers further practical and core sports education development opportunities for athletes who do not fit within the criteria of current academy sport programs, more mature aged pre-elite athletes or whose sport is not currently being offered as a Gold Coast Academy of Sport program. 8 athletes currently have the pleasure of training over a six-month period at one of Australia’s finest sports facilities – the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Centre. 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.

Sports Super Centre Managing Director David Morgan with GCAS Future Stars athletes

Football (soccer) This program is professionally structured and designed to provide a high quality environment for players to train and improve. Training sessions are held on Monday and Friday evenings at the RACV Royal Pines Resort International Training Field starting at 5.30pm. Male and female athletes aged U/13-U/20 and aspiring to be elite players and coaches are most welcome to join the sessions. The coaches are implementing cutting edge technologies including video analysis and gps monitoring to assist the athletes in progressing to their maximum level of performance. 2012 GCAS Rugby League ‘Me We’ squad 2012 GCAS Football (soccer) squad

Rugby League GCAS Rugby League core education program is up and running including completion of a basic referees course and a gym training session. The athletes are now looking forward to the off-season practical program when it starts in August. The GCAS would like to thank the Gold Coast District Junior Rugby League and its Operations Manager Gary Phillips for organising funding for the program from the Queensland Rugby League’s SE QLD Division.

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Gold Sport For any enquiries regarding this project, please call Gold Water’s Customer Centre on 1300 366 692 FutureCoast Stars (south GoldContact Coast) (quoting the project name written in the blue panel) or visit 9 squad members were inducted into the inaugural Future Stars southern Gold Coast program at the Fenix Fitness Club, Robina. Holly Bannatyne - Netball, Keanu Dawson - Rugby League, Jake Gleeson - Rugby League, Alexander Holmes - Rugby Union, Ryan McKillop-Davies – Soccer, Keenan Palasia - Rugby League, Dylan Prideaux - Wakeboarding, Jacob Roby - Rugby League, Shaun Wilson, AFL and Cricket. These athletes are invited to graduate along with all of the other GCAS scholarship athletes at the GCAS Awards Night on Wednesday 31st October at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. Applications for the 2012/13 program starting in September are expected to be open shortly. Early applicants include 2011 GCAS Awards Winners Katelyn Simpson and Leshay Wells (athletics).

Volleyball (Indoor and Beach) Applications are still open for the Indoor Volleyball program on Tuesday nights that has nearly 40 registered athletes. There are now separate sessions for boys and girls and a regular strength and conditioning component is also built into the program. The GCAS Beach Volleyball program trains at the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Centre on Wednesday nights. A growing number of keen athletes have been improving their skills and match play during Term 2 and the program is set to expand as summer approaches. The Head Coach is former QAS and U/21 Australian champion Adam Thornley. For further information or applications forms, visit the www. website or contact the GCAS Executive Officer. Details for the other current programs and any new programs will be included in the next edition of Gold Sport.

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. Chairman Hon Mick Veivers and the board of directors are looking forward to hosting the two major GCAS events of the year. The GCAS Golf Challenge sponsored by the RACV Royal Pines Resort is being held on Thursday 28th June. Applications may be downloaded from the www.goldsport. website for entry into the Golf draw or for attending the dinner alone.

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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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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.

The GCAS also looks forward to hosting the 2012 GCAS Awards Night which will be held on Wednesday 31st October at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. Up to 400 valued sponsors, coaches and other supporters are expected to gathered to celebrate the achievements of the academy athletes in their respective sports development and core education programs.

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All athletes will receive a Certificate of Graduation at the Awards Night and there will be recognition of recipients of various program awards. The academy looks forward to continuing to offer ‘golden opportunities through sport’ for the next generation of Gold Coast athletes particularly since it has been confirmed that the Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. There is huge potential for sport and new infrastructure in the coming years and the GCAS looks forward to supporting current and future developments.

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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. Additional sponsors will enhance the existing programs and allow for the inclusion of fully supported academy programs such as Volleyball and Basketball in the near future. The GCAS would like to thank the Sharp ABT for their support of office equipment at the GCAS office. Gold Coast Junior Rugby League and E-Z-GO Golf Cars have confirmed their on-going support to the GCAS in 2012. Sponsors have the opportunity to ‘network’ with other community-minded supporting organisations at events such the GCAS Golf Challenge. This year’s Golf Day is hoping to attract around 100 Golf enthusiasts and supporters to the RACV Royal Pines Resort championship course on Thursday 28th June. The 2012 GCAS Awards Night and new ‘Celebrating Success’ Function will be held on Wednesday 31st October at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold medallist Kerri Pottharst met with GCAS Volleyball athletes and shared her Olympic medals with Nicolle Marr and Emily Haines.

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

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GCAS Rugby League squad at the Program Orientation with Gold Coast Titan Ryan James

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Gold Sport newsletter Issue 9  

Gold Sport is the official newsletter of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport

Gold Sport newsletter Issue 9  

Gold Sport is the official newsletter of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport