Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy

The Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA), in partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport is pleased to be running the Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy Pilot Program. The Pilot program will provide scholarships to 12 athletes across the Limestone Coast. The scholarships will give the successful applicants access to a 12-month Strength and Conditioning Course, a 12-month gym membership in their own town and education on what it takes to be an elite athlete. The Academy will also be employing local coaches who will be given training to help support the athletes with their programs.

Scholarship Winners named

The Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA), in partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport is pleased to be running the Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy (LCRSA)Pilot Program. The Pilot program will provide scholarships to 12 athletes across the Limestone Coast.

These scholarships will give the successful applicants access to a 12-month Strength and Conditioning Course, a 12-month gym membership in their own town and education on what it takes to be an elite athlete. The Academy will also be employing local coaches who will be given training to help support the athletes with their programs.

With the amount of nominations received the process was a difficult one, with the quality of applicants a testament to the sporting ability in the Limestone Coast. The range of sports and levels of achievement by the athletes was excellent.

We also engaged State Sporting Organisations (SSO) and equivalent bodies to assist in the selection process.

LCRSA coordinator Tony Elletson said, “We are extremely pleased with the athletes selected. We have athletes who have competed at National and State level in a variety of sports, and look forward to supporting them in their quest to become elite athletes. We will continue to work towards growing the Academy and look forward to involving further athletes in coming years.

Selected Scholarship winners;

-Cody Lewis, Hockey

-Madisyn Freeman, Aussie Rules

-Brock Keding, Baseball

-Thomas Bignell, Swimming

-Connor Prior, Cricket/Soccer

-Hannah Elliott, Athletics

-Jade Delaney, Hockey/Tennis/ Golf,

-Kynen Adams, Aussie Rules

-Zachary Walker, Basketball/Aussie Rules

-Jaxon Rayner, Motorcross/Enduro/Supercross

-Brad Hann, Athletics

-Georgia Clarke, Hockey

More details on the athletes will be released once final offers have been signed.

For more information, please contact Tony Elletson 0400 262 738/ starclubse@lclga.sa.gov.au

Nominations Now Closed

Applications for the Academy have now closed and the response has been outstanding, with over 70 high level nominations from across the region. The Academy Selection Panel is now working tirelessly to ensure a thorough and well educated decision is made on the selection of the athletes. With the large volume of applications this will take a little time. The LCLGA STARCLUB Field Officer and Academy Coordinator Tony Elletson says. “We are committed this process is done correctly and the right decisions are being made. We understand that many people are anxiously awaiting the outcome of their application. A public announcement on the successful scholarship winners will be announced on Monday September 11th 2017.

We thank everyone for their patience and understand that with only 12 places available there will be disappointed athletes in this round. I want to stress that this is only the beginning of the Academy journey and we are committed to expanding the size of the programs and spaces available after this pilot program is completed.

Nominations Closing 21st August 2017

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