Coaches - Athletes - Regional Programs


The GSSTA also coordinates a number of coaches´┐Ż club events throughout each year.

Coaches Club events bring highly credentialed and experienced coaches to the region to impart their knowledge on Great Southern Coaches and Athletes.

Upcoming events:  Emily Eaton, Fuelling for Peak Performance with WAIS Sports Dietician

Monday - 24 July 2017

6.30pm to 8.00pm, City of Albany, Civic Rooms, North Road


To add your name to the GS Coaches Club database or register for Coaches Club events please contact GSSTA Executive Support Shelley McDonald at or 98920152.




Previous Coaches Clubs Events

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Rachel Lynch Visit, October 2015
Rachel Lynch visit, October 2015
Greg McLennan presenting on integrity in sport, October 2015
Greg McLennan presenting on integrity in sport, October 2015
Greg McLennan presenting on integrity in sport, October 2015




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News & Events

GSSTA Constitution (25/10/2017 01:44 PM)

At the GSSTA AGM on 20th September 2017  a special resolution was moved to accept the amended GSSTA Constitution and for it to be adopted bringing the Constitution into alignment with the new Associations Incorporation Act (2015).


GSSTA - Amended date AGM 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017 (08/08/2017)

Great Southern Sports Talent Association "GSSTA" Annual General Meeting has been changed and will now be held on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 5.30pm at Department of Sport and Recreation, 22 Collie Street, Albany.

GSSTA will make special resolution to adopt the attached amended Constitution to bring Constitution into alignment with new Associations Incorporation Act (2015).

All Welcome - please register by email

GSSTA Coaches Club presents Emily Eaton WAIS Sports Dietitian (26/07/2017 12:50 PM)

On Monday, 24th July 2017 GSSTA held a Coaches Club event at the City of Albany Civic Rooms.

Emily Eaton, WAIS Sports Dietitian presented “Fuelling for Peak Performance” to Coaches, Athletes and Parents.  Emily currently works with athletes at WAIS, Western Force and Perth Glory and lectures in nutrition at Edith Cowan University.


Emily covered topics like :-

- Macronutrient needs - Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat

- Training nutrition strategies

- Supplements in sports

- Low energy availability

If you are interested in attending our Coaches Club Events please register by sending an email to



Great Southern Athlete Development Program (24/07/2017 01:47 PM)

On Sunday, 23 July 2017 at Centennial Stadium, City of Albany, Meeting Rooms, 20 GSSTA Athletes, from 10 different sports, continued with their GSSTA Great Southern Athlete Development Program (“GSADP”) by attending their second Face to Face workshop.  GSSTA’s Athletes have had access to two face to face workshops this year, mentoring from WAIS athletes and access to online modules to assist with their sporting journey.


The GSADP is an athlete education program delivered in partnership with Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS).  The second Face to Face Workshop on Nutrition was delivered by Emily Eaton, WAIS Sports Dietitian, and Katherine Downie, Paralympian and WAIS Athlete.


Katherine Downie, Paralympian was part of the face to face workshop and engaged with the athletes and spoke about her experiences.


The athletes have been identified through consultation with various State and Regional State Sporting Associations. 


These athletes will have access to the WAIS Developing Champions program which is designed to assist the development of aspiring young athletes to gain personal development skills with the support of the Personal Excellence (Career, Education, Life skills and Integrity) Program at WAIS and in addition GSSTA have provided the Athletes with extra services including three Exercise Physiologist sessions, through South Coast Sports Medicine.