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Success from the 2018 Netball Program

Great article in Mildura Weekly on our two 2018 Netball Program athletes Mia Hollingworth and Abbey Clifford! The two girls were successful in trialing as athletes in the 2019 Northern Zone Talent program. This talent program is the next link in the Netball Victoria/Australia talent pathway – giving Mia and Abbey the opportunity to play and train in front of state selectors and coaches!
Well done and good luck Mia and Abbe

SAS looks for New Board Members

Sunraysia Academy of Sport  (SAS) is looking for new people willing to give up some of their time to help the junior athletes of Sunraysia to reach their potential.

SAS is an autonomous not for profit organisation that is governed by a Board of Management. The board plays an important role in an organisations’ success. We are looking for board members who possess skills in the areas of accounting/finances, governance etc as the aim is to have a board which has a wide range of knowledge and skills to tackle all of a board’s responsibility effectively.

Key qualities of a good SAS  board member could be summarized as:

  • Passion and deep interest in the mission ‚ÄúTo maintain a Regional Academy of Sport that supports the pursuit of athletic potential by talented young sportspeople
  • The ability to see the big picture and the courage to set direction to achieve the SAS mission
  • The integrity to serve the interests and pursue the goals of SAS, as well as the interests of the SAS athletes and the¬†public
  • Knowledge of the SAS constituents, operations and organizational and managerial acumen
  • Dedication and commitment to fulfilling the SAS goals
  • Possess a sincere and respectful attitude toward colleagues and their views
  • The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality of board discussions and speak with one voice when representing SAS to the community

For more information about SAS please check out our ‘ABOUT US’ tab on this website.

If you are interested in joining the SAS Board please contact the office on 5021 3464 or phone Susan on 0410 557 485.

Congratulations Nathan

SAS would like to congratulate 2017 Clay Target Shooting program athlete Nathan Argiro for his great performance, in July to claim an individual junior world title and finish third in the Open section at the Universal Trench World Cup held in Sarlospuszta, Hungary. Nathan will now switch his training to get ready for an Olympic Trap event at the ISSF World Championships in Changwon South Korea, next month. (Photo Courtesy of Sunraysia Daily Saturday 11th August 2018)

SAS Volleyballers to represent the Big V

Zoe Smith, Dylan Lucchesi, Kade Zrna, Baden Kalms and Jasper Lord have been selected to Represent Victoria at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in September 2017. Well done allCoaching clinic 2017

A Way to Our Heart

Archer Georgina Graham won a Gold medal and set a national Archery record at the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) National Championships. Georgina broke a previous 20 year old Australian record of 514 when she scored 521.IMG_1151

Academy Over All Outstanding Award Winners plus more :)

Overall Outstanding awardees 174Penny Smith & Peter Bol-1


ATHLETICS Award Recipient
Outstanding Achievement Lachlan Robertson
Academy Award Rinaldo Pender
Contribution Award Chris Van Dijk
Outstanding Achievement Nathan Argiro
Academy Award Luke Argiro
Contribution Award Beth Hayden
Outstanding Achievement Toby Jessup
Academy Award Ethan Maiorana
Contribution Award Michael Fotia
Greg Rhodes-Outstanding Achievement Tarsha Hawley
Ken Harrison-Academy Award Sophie Crouch
Ken Cameron-Contribution Award Garth & Sally Doherty
Clinton Snell-Outstanding Achievement Elise Morrison
Rohan Gregg-Academy Award Jake Barker
Merle Watson-Contribution Award None
Alison Styles-Outstanding Achievement None
Tanya McInerney-Academy Award Kade Zrna
Steve Benson-Contribution Award Baden Kalms
Outstanding Achievement Jayden Hunt
Academy Award Matthew Thomas
Contribution Award None
Matthew Knights-Outstanding Achievement Nathan Argiro
Jamie Siddons-Academy Award Sophie Crouch
Allan Hassell-Contribution Award Garth and Salli Doherty
Strength & Conditioning Mildura Sophie Crouch
Strength & Conditioning Swan Hill Matt Thomas


Laicy lines up with USA

Congratulations to SAS Tennis athlete and rising star Laicy ­Rogerson who will follow her tennis dreams all the way to the United States this year.

Rogerson, was awarded the annual Phil Lancaster Tennis Scholarship after a two-day selection process at Mildura Lawn ­Tennis Club over the weekend.

The scholarship offers an ­expenses-paid trip to the US, where the recipient stays with the Lancaster family while experiencing professional coaching and ­tennis opportunities in the US ­college system

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