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South West Academy of Sport welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) has recently welcomed new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nic Kaiser, who has a keen focus on progressing and developing elite sporting pathways for athletes within the South West. 

Nic joins SWAS after relocating with his family from the A.C.T to take on the role. Nic brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the sporting environment and perspectives from all sides of the industry including as an elite athlete, coach and manager. 

Nic commenced his career in sport as a volleyball player, progressing to international level where he represented Australia from 1999- 2006, including the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and the 2003 Para Volley World Championships.

“Having first hand experience in the elite sporting environment means that I am well placed to assist athletes to reach their full potential in their chosen sport. I know the dedication and commitment it takes to succeed. I also know that it’s necessary to have access to top class coaches, mentors and facilities.” said Nic. He is passionate about ensuring all the necessary elements for a career in sport are available to athletes in the South West.

Nic’s previous roles include Sports Development Manager at Volleyball Australia and Senior Project Officer for the A.C.T Government. His background includes a clear focus on talent identification, program development, innovation in sport and inclusion. 

Nic looks forward to expanding his experience in the industry at SWAS.

“SWAS caters for a broad range of sports including surfing, cricket, netball and clay target shooting. Each sport has different demands and pathways. I’m excited to guide such a wide range of aspiring elite athletes and to work in partnership with coaches and other experts to maximise the outcomes an athlete can achieve – whether that be on the sporting field or as part of the athlete’s broader personal development” said Nic. 

Any athletes interested in joining the South West Academy of Sport should telephone on 5564 8567

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