The Gippsland Sports Academy develops the sports skills, and personal skills, of talented young athletes through its sports programs.
Our pages provide information about these young athletes and their sports. We also acknowledge the individuals and sponsoring organisations whose support has enabled their high achievements.
Swimming scoops the pool, 24 May 2013
Swimmers Mikaela Cornellisen and Caiden Gill won top honours at the Academy's Awards evening last week. The Academy's chairman, Darrell White was also a winner.
Successful volleyball teams at Nationals, 17 May 2013
Academy athletes performed beyond expectations at the recent National Under 15 titles in Albury.
Both the boys’ and girls’ SP AusNet Gippsland Sports Academy (GSA) teams competed hard and won games in the high standard competition.
The girls’ team featured eight athletes who had not competed at this level before and was very competitive in all games, finishing a credible twelfth.
Head Coach Dan Higgins said that most pleasing was the individual improvement in each and every player, many of whom have great futures in volleyball ahead of them.
The teams played against state teams from Queensland, NSW and the ACT, along with the best school teams from around Australia.
The SP AusNet Gippsland Sports Academy volleyball program expects to start undertaking trials for next year’s program in August this year.
Talent and hard work, 17 May 2013
Tennis squad athlete Ksenija Varesanovic has won a place in Tennis Victoria’s Player Support Program.
Ksenija's program placement means that she will be involved in high performance training sessions with Victoria's top metropolitan and regional players.
The Program plans four sessions at Melbourne Park over the next year.
Gippstar Award for top XC skier
Damon Morton was May's junior winner for his achievements in XC skiing and biathlon. He is currently Australia's top-ranked junior in both events
Internationally, Damon has competed with distinction in the Alpen Cup and the Open European Championships.
The senior winner for May was Special Olympics basketballer Natasha Exell.
Natasha competed in the Australian titles where her team won a bronze medal. She has participated in national titles since 2010.
Academy's latest e-newsletter (April 2013)
The Academy's April Newsletter is available here in PDF format.
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