The Sunraysia Academy of Sport (SAS) commenced operations in February 2005.¬† The SAS was established to overcome the inherent problem of isolation and tyranny of distance faced by aspiring young athletes in Sunraysia.
The SAS conducted its official launch on the 13th of September 2005 at the Mildura Function Centre.
The honorary patron of the academy is Matthew Knights.
Matthew was born and raised in Mildura prior to having a distinguished AFL career wit Richmond Tigers.¬† Matthew is the former Head Coach of the AFL team -Essendon Bombers
The Vision Statement is;
‚ÄúTo see more talented young sportspeople from rural and remote regions reach their full potential‚ÄĚ.
We achieve this by providing highly subsidized sport development programs delivered by fully accredited coaching staff to assist with that young sportsperson‚Äôs development.
The Mission Statement of the Sunraysia Academy of Sport is;
‚ÄúTo maintain a Regional Academy of Sport that supports the pursuit of athletic potential by talented young sportspeople:.
We achieve this by the pooling of resources, delivery of expert coaching and training which is supplemented by the Academy‚Äôs Sport Science and athlete support services.