Applications close 5pm, Friday April 30 2021

The South West Academy of Sport is searching for the next batch of talented young athletes it can support on their sporting journey.


Applications to the SWAS Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP) are open until 5pm on Friday April 30 2021 and SWAS chief executive officer Bernice Butlion is encouraging upcoming sports men and women to apply.


“This will no doubt be another competitive round. If you aspire to a career in sport, we want to hear from you,” Butlion said.


“Those selected will be part of a program that has supported the sporting careers of athletes who have gone on to represent their sport at the highest representative levels including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.”


The popular program offers high-level support to 15 to 18-year-olds whose sport is not covered by the SWAS partner programs of Australian Rules football, cricket, netball and hockey.


Participants are assisted to make the transition to the next representative levels in their sport through the support offered in their daily training environment.


As part of the suite of holistic range of services offered by SWAS, athletes can access high-performance coaching and training as well as service providers such as sports psychologists, physiotherapists and nutritionists.


Examples of the type of support available include meeting training costs, specialised coaching, strength and conditioning services, nutrition assessment, athlete career and education, and access to a sport psychologist and physiotherapist.


SWAS has been assisting regional athletes to become tomorrow’s champions since 2008, when it was established to even the playing field between regional athletes in the South West and their peers in the Perth metropolitan area.


By providing training, coaching and support services close to home, SWAS helps to reduce pressures on athletes and their families.


For more information or to apply, click here.