Our Proud History
The Gippsland Sports Academy was established in 1997 and is a community-based organisation providing developmental opportunities for talented Gippsland athletes within their own region. The Gippsland Sports Academy covers the six Gippsland Municipalities through to the New South Wales border.
The Gippsland Sports Academy provides services to over 150 athletes per year. The athletes assisted include many on the fringe of international recognition and numerous athletes who represented Victoria and Australia. The Gippsland Sports Academy has assisted in producing an Olympian and five Paralympians from the sport of swimming. We are proud to say Silver medal Olympian and World Champion Swimmer Ashley Delaney is the Patron of the Gippsland Sports Academy Swimming Program. Emily Beecroft and Ruby Storm were both recently part of our GSA Swim program and have both competed and medalled at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships and both competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with Emily bringing home more medals
Our Clay Target Shooters have also seen international competitions with current GSA athlete Lucas Furlan recently competing on the Australian Junior Universal Trench Team in Italy for the World Championships and past athlete Renae Jones competed at the Italian Open Green Cup
The Gippsland sporting community relies heavily on the GSA to help break down the obstacles and disadvantages for local athletes such as travel, lack of elite level coaching and development programs. The Gippsland community is extremely passionate about sport and the region has an immense nursery of natural talent.
Australian Government / Australian Sports Commission
Grants to help young people pursue their sporting dreams