Albany Swim Club $5,000.00
David Kerr, Tennis Coach $1,000.00
Georgia Crosby, Athlete, Rugby 7s $1,000.00
Kasey Warren, Athlete, Netball $ 607.50
Albany Swim Club has been successful in obtaining GSSTA Regional Association funding of $5,000.00 which will be utilised in their High Performance Program to help develop the next elite crop of competitive swimmers.
Albany Swim Club, Head Coach, Marshall McAleese, advised that this program will utilise a wide range of effective training methods and technology in and out of the water including, dry land training, core strengthening, resistance training and yoga/pilates and these will be utilised to develop and improve specific aspects of their race. The program will provide sessions on nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports psychology and focus of athlete development.
Albany Swim Club, Senior Marlins athletes train 6 days per week, either in the pool, attending dry land training, physiotherapy sessions and strength and conditioning training with Kate Minter.
The success of program will be determined by the number of athletes that qualify for the 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships to be held in Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in April 2018.
David Kerr, Tennis - Talent Development Coach has been successful in obtaining GSSTA Coaches funding of $1,000.00 to go towards travel costs to attend the Grand Slam Coaches Conference in Melbourne in January 2018.
Damien Ward Tennis Australia Talent Manager said “David has been awarded Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach for his outstanding work with elite juniors and his involvement with tennis development in Albany has been an instrumental reason why several of its juniors are competing at National Level. The Conference will give David an opportunity to improve his knowledge in the sport so he can continue to deliver quality coaching services in the Great Southern”.
Georgia Crosby, Athlete, who has been selected in the Western Force Emerging Force Rugby 7s received GSSTA Athlete funding in August to allow her to attend three specialist training sessions per week. Her program is broken up into 3 categories: Speed, Conditioning and Resistance.
GSSTA’s funding will allow Georgia to gain access to Bodycare Gym and Physiotherapy sessions to help her intense developmental program with weight gain (muscle) of 8-10kgs.
Kasey Warren, Athlete, has been selected in the Fever in Time (FIT) Training Academy at the State Netball Centre for Netball WA. Kasey has been travelling and training in Perth since October with the aim to be selected in the Netball WA State U17s/U19s teams.
GSSTA funds assisted Kasey allowing her to attend local strength and conditioning sessions and a dietician in the Great Southern and this helped reduce the number of times she travelled to Perth.