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GSSTA Great Southern Athlete Development Program

Sunday, 26 March 2017 at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre between 10:00am and 2:00pm, 12 GSSTA Athletes, took part in their first session of the GSSTA Great Southern Athlete Development Program (“GSADP”).

22 Great Southern Athletes are taking part in our Program from 10 different sports.

These Athletes will have access to two face to face workshops each 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 first Face to Face Workshop and Education session was delivered by local presenter, Kim Buttfield, Sport and Recreation Consultant, Kim Buttfield Consulting and Amanda Schonfeld, Athlete Education Officer from WAIS and Brant Garvey, Paralympian and WAIS Athlete.

Brant Garvey, Paralympian and Professional Speaker attended the face to face workshop and engaged with the athletes and spoke about his experiences.

The athletes have been identified through consultation with various State and Regional State Sporting Associations and 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 will provide the Athletes with extra services including three Exercise Physiologist sessions, through South Coast Sports Medicine.