WA Sport and Recreation Minister visits to mark the occasion

The South West Academy of Sport today celebrated 10 years of developing sporting talent in the region with Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray joining athletes, supporters and staff to mark a decade of achievement.

Launched in 2008 as Western Australia’s first regional sports academy, SWAS has assisted a long list of aspiring country athletes to reach their potential – with many making it all the way into the green and gold.

Kookaburra Jake Harvie, professional surfer Bronte Macaulay and BMX rider Lauren Reynolds are among the Australian sporting heroes who have participated in SWAS programs.

SWAS provides regional athletes with high performance training, coaching and services – affording talented country athletes the kind of opportunities which were only previously available in the city.