Updated: Aug 10, 2021
South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) recognised the outstanding achievements by their athletes at their annual awards night on Sunday. It was a night to remember for the athletes as they listened to Australian and Melbourne Vixens Netball player Tegan Phillips. Tegan shared her journey in the sport of Netball, passing on some valuable information to athletes about taking opportunities when they arise and being prepared.
Each year we award a winner of our Strength and Conditioning award to an athlete from each shire and five major awards. The five major awards are:
The Spirit and Determination Award which goes to the athlete who is truly dedicated to their sport, this athlete displays true sporting spirit and upholds the core values of sportsmanship and the SWAS philosophies.
The Education Award, this award goes to the SWAS athlete who we have observed to show the most dedication and commitment to learning and embracing their life skills, making use of the myAISbasecamp program and attending our performance excellence days.
Our Community and Leadership Award is presented to the athlete who is a strong role model for others and contributes to their sport and/or community over and above the normal training regime. They show strong community leadership and undertake extra-curricular activities alongside their school, work and training.
Our Personal Excellence award recognises the highest sporting achievement for 2017, this year this was awarded to Cavendish based Archer Niamh Jones who had an outstanding year medalling at both the state and national championship and representing Australia at the World Youth archery Championship in Rosario Argentina.
Our final Award is the Overall Excellence Award and represents the SWAS athlete who displays all the qualities of a high achiever dedicated to performance excellence, leadership and contribution to sport or community. The 2017 Overall Excellence Award winner was Terang based athletic athlete Caytlyn Sharp. Caytlyn had a huge year with multiple gold medals at Australian Athletics championships, the School Sports Victoria Athletics Championships, the Australian Athletics championships 100m, 400m, Shot Put, and Javelin. Set multiple Australian Records and is the World Champion in the T/F20 Women’s open High Jump at the INAS World Championships to go along with a Bronze in the Triple Jump. A Very well deserve Award to Caytlyn and to all our 2017 Award winners.
2017 Warrnambool & Moyne Strength & Conditioning Award– Kyah Chisholm – Warrnambool
2017 Southern Grampians Strength & Conditioning Award – Willow Sainsbury – Hamilton
2017 Corangamite Strength & Conditioning Award – Krystal Baker & Zali Searle (joint winners) – Terang
2017 Glenelg Strength & Conditioning Award – Courtney Ball – Portland
2017 SWAS Spirit and Determination Award – Khris Clementson – Corangamite Shire
2017 SWAS Education Award – Sara Kosch – Southern Grampian Shire
2017 SWAS Community and Leadership Award – Patrick Drake – Warrnambool
2017 SWAS Performance Excellence Award – Niamh Jones – Southern Grampian Shire
2017 SWAS Overall Excellence Award – Caytlyn Sharp- Corangamite Shire