AFTER months of preparation, the eleventh annual ClubsNSW Academy Games opening ceremony kicked off with a blast at the Scholastic Sports Stadium in Terrigal.
With over 650 athletes, coaches, sponsors, special guests, volunteers and parents pouring into the Scholastic Sports Stadium, nerves ran wild. It may have been a tight squeeze, but everyone managed to find a seat for a full view of the unveiling of the 2016 ClubsNSW Academy Games.
The opening ceremony showcased the hundreds of athletes from across the state from the eleven academies competing across Central Coast venues over the weekend.
Brett O’Farrell, Chairman of the Regional Academies of Sport (RASi), said “I am proud to see so many young and aspiring athletes at these games. We hope to see some incredible demonstrations of what these athletes are able to achieve from our academies and our programs.”
Special guest and World Champion boxer, Josh English, spoke of his passion for competition and how it fuels his success.
Peter Newell, Chairman of ClubsNSW, Mark Holton, Chairman of CCAS, Doug Eaton, Mayor of Wyong, and Adam Crouch Member for Terrigal were also amongst the special guests at the opening ceremony who showed their support for the ClubsNSW Academy Games.
The evening was nothing but highs as it closed out with some of the states top basketball players taking to the court to get the basketball competition underway.
The golf competition also got underway this morning as athletes tee’d off Shelley Beach Golf Club for a fierce weekend of competition.
We hope the rest of the weekend is also held in such high spirits as the competition really starts to get underway.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport on behalf of the Regional Academy of Sport (RASi) network would like to thank and acknowledge the support received from the following organisations:
ClubsNSW (Principal Partner), NSW Government through the Office of Sport, Gosford City Council, Wyong Shire Council, NBN Television (Media), Southern Cross Austereo (101.3 Sea FM and 107.7 2GO), Central Coast Tourism.