More than 120 promising young athletes have assembled in Dubbo for training sessions and workshops as part of Western Region’s Academy Of Sport program.
WRAS executive officer Nancy Haslop, in conjunction with the coaches and managers of the various squads, have put together a busy program for the boys and girls.
This weekend Dubbo will cater for basketball at St Johns College, hockey at West Dubbo, lawn bowls at Railway and West Dubbo clubs, softball and rugby union at RSL Jubilee Oval and netball at Sports World.
Also part of the weekend programs will be sessions for the Lone Star and Talent Search programs which cater for some of the younger athletes.
Seventeen athletes from Dubbo will take part in the coaching sessions today and tomorrow as well as other workshops on team building, pool sessions and general health issues.
As well, Dubbo is fortunate to have coaches and managers involved with the WRAS this year including Vic Simpson and John Rodis with the bowls squad and Linda Macleod coaching netballers.
WRAS executive officer based at Bathurst, Nancy Haslop said it would be a full weekend that started last night when the athletes arrived at Dubbo Cabin and Caravan Parklands in West Dubbo.
“The WRAS is very proud of its athletes and it’s always nice to see them develop into first class athletes on the world stage,” Haslop said. “This weekend will be full-on for all participants starting with walk and stretch sessions each morning at 7am and then after breakfast athletes are bused off to the various venues for training sessions with their coaches.
“On Saturday afternoon after lunch we have a pool recovery session and then there are a couple of hours of leisure time for everyone back at the cabins.
“A feature of the weekend for athletes, coaches, managers and others will be a social game of bowls at West Dubbo on Saturday night after dinner and then on Sunday we do it all again with training sessions from 9am to 1pm.”
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