The 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games officially kick started its campaign with a Media Launch held on Friday, March 26th at Belmont Golf Club.
Some of the states finest young athletes will arrive in the Hunter Region in 2 weeks time for the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games. Hosted by the Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS), the event will be held for the third and final time across various venues across the region from Friday April 16th to Sunday April 18th, 2021.
The Games will be bringing together athletes, staff, families and supporters from all 11 Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) across New South Wales. The competing Academies include Central Coast, Far West, Illawarra, Hunter, North Coast, Northern Inland, South East, South West Sydney, Southern, Western Region and Western Sydney Academies of Sport. The Games will also highlight guest Academies, including teams from Sydney and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Games features the emerging talent of 1200 athletes across 6 sports including Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Triathlon and Aussie Rules Football.
The following athletes were represented at Friday’s Media Launch: Elizabeth Montgomery (Basketball), Brooke Rooney (Netball), Conor Smith (Hockey), Mitchell Jeffery (Triathlon), London Ashcroft (Aussie Rules Football) and Lachlan McDonald (Golf).
Chief Executive Officer of the Hunter Academy of Sport Brett O’Farrell stated: “We are very excited to be given the opportunity again to host the Your Local Club Academy Games in the Hunter Region. We look forward to building on and improving what was a successful year for the Regional Academies of Sport not just locally, but throughout the state. With the cancellation of the 2020 Games due to COVID -19, RAS are looking forward to showcasing the talent of our athletes from across the state.”
“In 2019, the Games estimated 6, 900 bed stays in the Hunter, with a total economic tourism value of $1, 166, 100.”
The 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games is proudly supported by Your local club, the NSW Government, Newcastle City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, NBN News, Regional Academies of Sport and the Hunter Academy of Sport.