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MWAS February 2017 E-News

February 2017

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2016/12/19

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2016/12/19

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Sports Psychology

2016/11/30

Recently the Academy completed the last of our Sports Psychology camps for 2016 and in late November and early December we will have our final skype sessions for the year. Read more

Australian Team Selection

2016/11/30

MWAS Scholarship holder Jack Osborn has just been selected in the Under 17 Boys National Squash Team. Read more

2016/11/09

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Nutrition Talk, featuring Catherine Dumont

2016/10/14

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Insight into MWAS Scholarship holder - track and field hurdler Imogen Perejuan

2016/10/12

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Update on Alumni - Mikaila Watson

2016/09/02

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Update PWAS World Windsurfing Tour athlete Jaeger Stone

2016/09/02

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CEO’s time at MWAS comes to an end

2016/09/02

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MWAS Gascoyne Bound

2016/09/02

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Technology improves athlete tracking

2016/09/02

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Volunteering builds momentum

2016/09/02

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Profile of a an up and comer Emma Burke

2016/08/29

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Jaeger Jumping and Jiving on World Tour

2016/07/23

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Cold, wet July morning no barrier for Lexie

2016/07/23

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MWAS Represented at Basketball U16 Nationals

2016/07/13

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Fun with Snacks and Building Towers

2016/07/07

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Coach Colin gets tips on retention

2016/07/07

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Congratulations Coach Charlene and Geraldton Hockey Women

2016/07/07

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MWAS Basketballers represent WA Country

2016/07/07

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Sixth State Squash Title for Jack

2016/07/07

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President’s Award a bonus for Flynn

2016/06/01

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State Champs Positive Challenge for Jack

2016/06/01

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Words of Wisdom from Wildcats Captain

2016/05/29

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MWAS and Nagle host fun time back at school

2016/05/29

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First hand report on Melbourne sojourn

2016/05/04

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Flynn a Contender for Swimming Award

2016/04/29

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The Cameraman and the Coach

2016/04/29

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Basketball Duo Selected for Nationals

2016/04/22

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Champion Harry Inspires new Generation

2016/04/21

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Jack Rises to AJO Challenge

2016/04/01

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Training Minds for Challenges to Come

2016/04/01

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Selection Rewards continue for Water Polo Girls

2016/04/01

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Tax Friendly options to Support Sport

2016/03/24

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Triple J and Mum’s care attract MWAS athlete back

2016/03/16

An athlete's view on life post-scholarship and goals for the year Read more

Athletes Find Food Facts Fun

2016/03/01

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MWAS Athletes make State Schools Team

2016/02/25

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MWAS 2016 Scholarship Presentations

2016/02/24

Presentation evening for 2016 Scholarships to athletes, coaches and officials. Read more

New Athletes Making a Bright Start

2016/02/03

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Coach Colin and Cardio at Aussie Open

2016/02/03

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Character test at U18 Nationals

2016/02/03

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MWAS in the Community

2016/02/02

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Tough Oceania brings Rankings Reward

2016/02/02

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Profile of a successful 2015. Phoebe Vlahov's story

2016/01/07

Profile of Phoebe Vlahov's successful year in cricket in 2015 Read more

Phoebe plays on from Junior Sports Star Award

2015/12/16

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Lexie’s Leaping Year finishes at All Schools

2015/12/13

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Reluctant Farewell to the MWAS Treasurer

2015/12/04

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MWAS Enjoys Southern Hospitality

2015/11/18

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Celebrations for MWAS

2015/11/12

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Emma Burke MWAS 2015 Athlete of the Year

2015/11/12

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MWAS E-News October 2015

2015/11/07

Updates on what's news at the MWAS in October Read more

International Reward for MWAS Scholarship Official

2015/11/06

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Not the Footy Show hears MWAS story

2015/11/06

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Mental Matters Motivation

2015/11/06

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Lexie on the Right Track

2015/11/06

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TAP selection marks big finish to 2015 for Mikaila

2015/10/17

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A nice reward for Hot Shot coach

2015/10/16

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2016 MWAS Scholarship applications NOW OPEN

2015/10/09

Applications for 2016 MWAS scholarships are now open for Athletes, Coaches, and Officials. Read more

MWAS E-news September 2015

2015/10/08

Update on happenings at the MWAS for September Read more

Jonty keeps rolling on

2015/10/03

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Skilled Coach helps Country Week boys

2015/10/03

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Right Track for Athletes

2015/10/01

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2016 Scholarship Applications Open

2015/10/01

The MWAS is calling for applications for scholarships in 2016. Read more

Coaches Breakfast - Friday 18 September

2015/09/09

Riccardo Amazzini and Selina Kiddle will be talking about their experience completing the FFA Youth ‘C’ License and will discuss the highlights of the course and pass on some valuable information they learnt. Read more

Mid West Sports Awards - Nominations now Open

2015/09/03

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MWAS E-News August 2015

2015/08/27

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Lessons Learned in Life Skills

2015/08/21

The importance of keeping your life in balance to be a successful athlete was the key message for the MWAS athletes at the Developing Champions workshop hosted at Sports House. Read more

Soccer coaches rewarded for hard work

2015/08/18

Soccer coaches Riccardo Amazzini and Selina Kiddle have recently been rewarded for their hard work with the confirmation they have passed the Football Federation Australia Youth ‘C’ Licence. Read more

DSR Coaches Breakfast - 21 August 2015

2015/08/11

The Department of Sport and Recreation will be holding the next Coaches Breakfast on Friday 21 August. Check out all the details here! Read more

Surfing coach gives good vibes in CEP

2015/08/06

Surfing coach Evan Burns is a great example of the positive achievements coming from the Coaching Effectiveness Program (CEP). Evan join the CEP in 2014 and has always looked to better himself to ensure he provides the best opportunities for Mid West athletes. Read more

MWAS E-News July 2015

2015/08/06

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Six Squash State Titles

2015/07/15

The recent WA Squash state championships were once again a happy hunting ground for MWAS athlete Jack Osborn. Read more

Bronze for Aussie Polocrosse

2015/07/15

Congratulations to Jane Cooper and her Australian teammates on their bronze at the Polocrosse World Cup in South Africa. Read more

Charlene takes on state challenge

2015/07/08

MWAS Scholarship Coach Charlene Watters has been rewarded for her hard work by being selected as the Western Australian State Women’s Country team coach. Read more

Cooper leads Aussies to semi final

2015/07/06

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MWAS e-news June 2015

2015/07/03

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MWAS athletes moved by Kevin Sheedy

2015/07/03

Kevin Sheedy showed that age was no barrier to connecting with young people about sport when he presented to a gathering of young athletes at the Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC). Read more

Mind Matters & Mental Skills

2015/06/23

The pursuit of excellence in sporting performance has become increasingly about having great mental skills to complement the physical prowess. Read more

Developing Skillful Athletes Workshop

2015/06/02

Mid West Academy of Sport (MWAS) coaches recently attended a workshop conducted by West Coast Eagles High Performance Manager, Glenn Stewart. Read more

Coaches Breakfast

2015/06/02

The latest in the regular series of coaches’ breakfasts run by the Mid West Coaches Network was held on a beautiful sunny Friday morning May 1 at Skeetas restaurant. Read more

Comeback Jack no worry for coach

2015/06/02

MWAS congratulates scholarship holder and squash talent Jack Osborn who was the WA Open winner of Division 3 recently in Perth. The win followed a busy month for competition with Jack having competed at the Geraldton Open in early May. Read more

Captain Cooper proud to lead Australian Team

2015/06/02

The Mid West will have the Australian team captain Jane Cooper proudly representing the region at the Polocrosse World Cup coming up in four weeks. Read more

Levi hangs tough in state round

2015/06/02

Levi Caeger showed good maturity and signs of the promise he has in the sport of motocross during round two of the six event WA Motocross Senior State Rounds at Wanneroo recently. Read more

MWAS May 2015 Newsletter

2015/06/02

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Basketball bonus for athletes and coach

2015/05/07

MWAS athlete scholarship holders Emma Bourke and Alex Ducas were selected into the U/16 WA Country teams for Basketball, along with fellow Mid West athletes Gemma Dix and Max Murphy. Read more

Colin’s charges go back to back

2015/05/07

Experienced tennis coach and MWAS Coaching Effectiveness Program scholarship holder, Colin Thompson lead the local charges from the Mid West to victory at the Country Tennis Championships in Perth. Read more

MWAS CEO impressed with new WAIS facility

2015/05/07

The official opening of the new WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) High Performance Service Centre was attended by Martin FitzSimons the CEO of the MWAS. Read more

Travel Subsidy available

2015/05/02

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MWAS April 2015 E-news

2015/05/02

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March 2015 E-News

2015/04/01

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Jonty Calder - National Series Mountain Biking

2015/01/28

Jonty Calder competed in a National Series Mountain Biking event on the weekend. Here's a story about his performance. Read more

Phoebe at the Australian Cricket Championships

2015/01/27

Phoebe Vlahov has recently returned home from representing WA at the National Cricket Championships. WELL DONE PHOEBE! Here is a report that she wrote about the experience. Read more

Recruitment for CEO position

2014/12/31

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Departure of CEO - Mid West Academy of Sport

2014/12/31

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December 2014 E-News

2014/12/23

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2015 Scholarship Recipients

2014/12/23

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Vlahov Selected to WA 18's Team

2014/12/23

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November 2014 E-News

2014/11/28

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Open Swimming Event

2014/11/10

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October E-News

2014/10/31

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Mikaila Watson - MWAS Athlete of the Year

2014/10/31

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Sport Meets Business

2014/10/27

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Harry Taylor Helps Develop Champions

2014/10/16

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MWAS & Central West Health and Rehab Provide Services to the Australian Women's Polocrosse Team

2014/10/01

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September 2014 E-News

2014/09/30

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'Geraldton Jet - Jonty' - Rocks at State Champs

2014/09/30

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August 2014 E-News

2014/09/10

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Harry Taylor - The Inside View

2014/09/02

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Building & Leading High-Performing Teams

2014/08/28

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2015 Scholarship Applications Open

2014/08/25

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Aurizon Supports MWAS Coach Development

2014/08/12

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Coaches Breakfast with Warren Nel

2014/08/01

The next Mid West Coaches Network Breakfast will be held at Skeetas Restaurant on Friday 8th August. Read more

July 2014 E-News

2014/07/30

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Nominations for Geraldton Guardian Mid West Sports Awards

2014/07/29

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Facilitator for Developing Champions

2014/07/29

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Mid West Sports Federation Strategic Review

2014/07/29

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Osborn State Champion

2014/07/14

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Massive Medal Haul

2014/07/14

Local Taekwon-Do athletes perform strong. Read more

MWAS June 2014 E-News

2014/06/30

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Polocrosse Athletes Prepare for Nationals

2014/06/20

Mitchell Tiver and Kacie Crabb speak with GWN7 News about their preparation for Nationals. Read more

Coaches Breakfast – Grassroots Coaching

2014/06/03

What is Grassroots coaching? Why do we play sport? What makes an effective grassroots coach? Read more

May 2014 E-News

2014/05/29

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Synchro Swimming in Geraldton

2014/05/29

SynchroWA is sending two of its international synchronised swimmers and two of its coaches to Geraldton to conduct free sessions for beginners at the Aquarena. Read more

Peer learning with MWAS coaches

2014/05/24

Mark Heron, head coach of the Geraldton Buccaneers and Mid West Academy of Sport (MWAS) scholarship coach, opened the doors to his ‘Buccs’ training session allowed some of the coaches from the MWAS Coaching Effectiveness Program to come and watch. Read more

Why kids make great coaches

2014/05/23

All coaches should go and watch 7 and 8 year olds playing sport. It is so interesting watching how the kids ‘play’, listening to how the coaches interact with the kids, and how quickly they learn the skills and tactics to play the game. Read more

Australian Junior Classic Polocrosse

2014/05/12

MWAS Polocrosse athletes, Kacie Crabb and Mitchell Tiver have just returned home from NSW, where both had been selected to represent WA at the 2014 Albury Junior Polocrosse Classic and Coaching Clinic. Read more

MWAS April 2014 E-News

2014/05/02

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King Medals at Nationals

2014/04/14

Mid West Academy of Sport Hockey athlete, Brayden King will return home to Geraldton with a bronze medal. Read more

Culture - A Key to Success

2014/03/31

The latest Mid West Coaches Network breakfast was held on Monday. The topic for discussion was 'Developing a Club Culture' Read more

Free Sports Testing - 12th April 7am

2014/03/28

MWAS, in partnership with Central West Health and Rehabilitation are offering a free sports testing event for all people, at any performance level, from all sports. Read more

Glenn Stewart Coaching Workshops a Hit

2014/03/14

Coaches from the Mid West were treated to an afternoon of development from High Performance Manager of the West Coast Eagles, Glenn Stewart. Read more

March Coaches Breakfast - Becoming Bulletproof!

2014/03/07

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High Performance Seminar

2014/02/28

Glenn Stewart, West Coast Egales High Performance Manager will visit Geraldton on the 12th of March. Read more

King Makes State U18 Team

2014/02/20

Mid West Academy of Sport (MWAS) Hockey athlete, Brayden King has been selected to represent the WA U18 team at the National Championships in April. Read more

MWAS E-NEWS

2014/02/07

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Phoebe Vlahov Radio Interview

2014/02/07

MWAS Cricket athlete, Phoebe Vlahov speaks on the ABC Radio about her progression as an athlete and how MWAS will help her with her. Read more

MWAS Launch

2014/02/05

The Hon. Terry Waldron, Minister for Sport and Recreation officially opened the Mid West Academy of Sport today at the Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club. Read more

Seminars Begin

2014/02/03

The inaugral MWAS Induction / Educational weekend went off with a bang. Read more

Academy Kicks Off

2014/02/01

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Coaching Effectiveness Program - Applications Open

2014/02/01

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Geraldton Guardian Mid West Sports Awards

2013/11/29

The Geraldton Guardian Mid West Sports Awards were held on November 18. Tim Gossage was the MC for the evening that was attended by close to 250 people. There were 68 nominees across 16 different sports. In addition, Ben Pepper (Basketball) was inducted into the prestigious Mid West Hall of Fame. Read more

Athlete scholarships: $7,000 of value

2013/11/18

What is the value of a MWAS scholarship to the athlete and what is actually provided through the scholarships? Our sample package of services shows that each MWAS Athlete Scholarship is valued at more than $7,000. Read more

The Impact of the MWAS

2013/11/18

The Mid West Academy of Sport (MWAS) has analysed the social return on investment, i.e. the value that is created through the operations of the MWAS. Read more

Breakfast with Olympians

2013/11/18

The BHP Aquatic Super Series is coming to Geraldton. You are invited to have breakfast with Blair Evans, Michael Klim, Blake Cochrane, Eliesha Browne and Danielle Woodhouse. Read more

SportsPower Geraldton partners with MWAS

2013/11/06

We are excited to announce that SportsPower Geraldton has partnered with the MWAS as our 'Uniform Sponsor'. Read more

Turning our youngsters into national stars

2013/11/01

Mid West Basketball athletes speak about receiving support through the Mid West Sports Federation's Greater Geraldton Sporting Achievement Grants and how the MWAS may provide further support. Read more

MWAS E-News

2013/10/29

Please click the link below for the 2nd edition of the MWAS October E-News Read more

Scholarship Information Forum

2013/10/29

On Monday November 4 the MWAS will host an information forum for athletes, parents, coaches, officials and administrators. Read more

Employment Opportunities

2013/10/18

The Mid West Academy of Sport is now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer and for a Coaching Effectiveness Consultant. Read more

Funding will enable the MWAS to open

2013/10/15

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MWAS October 2013 E-News

2013/10/09

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Surfing Performance Clinic

2013/10/09

Surfing WA is hosting a performance clinic on the weekeend of the 26th / 27th October in Geraldton. Read more

Scholarship Nominations - Now Open

2013/10/08

The Mid West Academy of Sport is now in the final process of securing the necessary resources to allow for operations to commence. We are confident that we will be successful with securing sufficient funds and therefore we are now calling for nominations from State Sport Associations for scholarships for athletes, coaches and officials. The MWAS will be open to receiving applications from all sports. Read more

Athletics clinic

2013/09/06

There will be an athletics training clinic from October 5 - 7 in Geraldton. This is an opportunity for athletes from any sport to receive training advice and instruction from high level coaches and athletes. Read more

GNFL Finals

2013/08/28

The finals series for the Greater Northern Football League commence this weekend and will conclude with the grand final on Sunday 15 September. Read more

MWAS July 2013 E-News

2013/07/31

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Girls Cricket Development Camp

2013/07/31

A girls only Cricket development camp will be held September 6-8. The camp provides an ideal opportunity for girls to receive some coaching in a fun environment that is very welcoming. Read more

National Coaches Visit Geraldton

2013/07/31

Geoff Marsh, former coach and player of the Australian Cricket Team and Adam Commens, coach of the Australian Women's Hockey Team (Hockeyroos) have both shared their knowledge with Mid West coaches in the past week. Read more

Australian Country Hockey Championships in Geraldton

2013/07/31

The 2013 National Country Hockey Championships will be hosted by the Mid West Hockey Association. Read more

Call for Service Providers

2013/07/12

In anticipation of commencing operations early in 2014, the MWAS is now seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from service providers. Read more

Performance Surf Clinic

2013/07/08

On the last weekend of July, Surfing WA will be holding a Performance surf clinic. Clinics such as this provide an ideal skill development opportunity and is also a chance for talented surfers to be identified by the state association. Read more

June 2013 E-News

2013/07/01

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Hockeyroos Coach to visit Geraldton

2013/06/28

Adam Commens, coach of the Australian women's hockey team will visit Geraldton to share his knowledge. Read more

May 2013 E-News

2013/05/28

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96.5WAFM and Spirit 98.1 sign with MWAS

2013/05/27

The Mid West Academy of Sport (MWAS) is delighted to announce that 96.5WAFM and Spirit 98.1 have joined the MWAS as our Radio Sponsors. Read more

Mid West Coaches Network

2013/05/27

The Mid West Academy of Sport has been collaborating at an advisory level with the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) as they expand the Mid West Coaches Network. Read more

2013/05/07

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Greater Geraldton Sporting Achievement Grants

2013/04/08

The Mid West Sports Federation, in partnership with the City of Greater Geraldton is offering grants to assist athletes with travel expenses. Read more

Nominations for scholarships coming soon

2013/02/27

The MWAS is finalising the scholarship structures and will be calling for nominations soon. Read more

Talent Honoured at Mid West Sports Awards

2012/11/23

The recent Mid West Sports Awards showcased the vast sporting talent of the Mid West and further confirmed that a Mid West Academy of Sport is well warranted. Read more

London Olympians visit Mid West

2012/11/06

Seven of Western Australia's athletes that competed in the 2012 London Olympics are touring the Mid West to meet our young aspiring athletes. Read more

Establishment of the Mid West Academy of Sport Begins

2012/10/15

The Development Manager for the Mid West Academy of Sport, Chris Darlington, has recently commenced work with the Mid West Sports Federation to drive the establishment of the Academy. Read more

Mid West Academy of Sport a step closer

2011/07/24

Over the last 2 years a dedicated group of people formed a project steering committee (under the Mid West Sport Federation) to investigate the possibility of establishing a local Academy of Sport to support local talent in the sporting dreams. Read more