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Great Southern Athlete Development Program

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.