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Golfers Head To Moonah LInks

8 SWAS Golfers will head down to the Mornington Peninsula this weekend to compete in the Annual Victorian
Regional Academy's of Sport Super Camp - held at Moonah Links Golf Cub.

The camp is a three day event where all golfers from the six Regional Sporting Academy's around Victoria
join together to compete and train at one of Victoria's greatest education Venues.

Nestled in the Mornington Peninsula, Moonah Links Golf Club has a purpose built Academy which was once
the training home for the Australian Institute of Sport Gold Program. It has trained the likes of Geoff Ogilvy
and Matthew Goggin to name a few. With world class facilities athletes will gain the experience of playing
on a professional course and the insight of the amount and standard of training it takes to become a golfing

The camp consists of two days of training under Victorian State and National Coaches, along with highly skilled
technical training using state of the art equipment and motion analysis materials. The final day consists of an
inter-academy competition to test out new skills learnt and to vie for Inter-academy VRAS Shield.

Who will take out the prize this year? All the best to all Golfers this weekend!



Jacob become a 'Cheetah'

altSWAS athlete Jacob Mibus considers himself a fairly decent runner. After holding the national championship
and record in his age group at the National Track and Cross Country Championships three years running,
it would be a fair statement that he is fairly quick.

Recently, Jacob has joined the pride. Trialling the new Ossur Cheetah Carbon Foot, Jacob has had this
custom built blade fit well not only into his everyday life but his racing also.

Being the only model in Australia, Jacob feels privlidged that he can trial this amazing new piece of
technology but can effortlessly switch between sport to lifestyle. As well as the added concept of being
a much lighter product, but also having the strength of a dual Carbon Fibre prosthesis means that he doesn't
have to worry about how hard he trains or the amount of load he puts through his leg.

Encasing this new prosthetic, Jacob also has a custom made gel liner which provides gel cushioning and
comfort to withstand the forces pushed through his leg into the blade. These liners built in the US are
created from a digital 3D image of his leg.

Jacob has instantly felt the differences since using his new prosthesis, after competing at the Victorian
Junior Track and Field Championships, he walked away with fantastic results of 3 Personal Bests in 100m,
200m and Long Jump. A sign of good tings to come not only within himself but also in the world of
Prosthetics and Athletes with Disabilities.

Jacob now continues to work hard toward the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships in Sydney
in March, where he is working to regain his title as Pride Leader and carryover champion of the track events.

Good Luck Jacob!


Niamh to USA

SWAS archer Niamh Jones has qualified for the Archery Australia Team to compete at the  World Youth Archery
Championship in South Dakota, USA.

The event runs from the 8th to the 14th June, 2015 and is a showcase of the world best junior archers. Australia
is sending a team of 13 Archers, 5 of whom are from Victoria. Niamh has been selected to compete as one of three
Australian archers in the Compound Bow Cadet division - a higher age division than what she usually competes.
The three athletes who will compete in this division will compete as individuals, a women's and  mixed team along
with the males.

Jones has been training extrememly hard over the Summer break, including multiple trips to Melbourne and Adelaide
for training and competition to qualify. These trips will continue in the lead up to the event for more training as well
as further competition including the Archery Australia National Junior Championship.

Niamh is currently ranked 11th in Australia for Target, 6th for Field and 27th for Indoor in the Open Women's standing.

SWAS Congratulates Niamh on all her hard work and for this wonderful selection news.



Young Terang cyclist keen to repay his hospital helpers

EIGHTEEN months ago cyclist Adam Rowe suffered a horrific accident — next month he will join a massive fund-raising effort for the hospital that helped get him back on his bike.

Terang cyclist Adam Rowe, 15, was back on his bike seven weeks after being seriously injured in a fall. Now he’s preparing for the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay to raise money for those who got him rolling again. 150213DW03 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Terang cyclist Adam Rowe, 15, was back on his bike seven weeks after being seriously injured in a fall. Now he’s preparing for the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay to raise money for those who got him rolling again. 150213DW03 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

The Terang 15-year-old was a regular racing competitor at state level before a fall from his bike left him with broken bones, including a smashed collarbone.

It meant an overnight stay at South West Healthcare’s children’s ward and ongoing surgeries.

Next month he will give back, riding in the Murray to Moyne relay event to raise money for the children’s ward.

Adam will take on the 520-kilometre relay challenge alongside uncle Darren Ladhams and the Warrnambool College team.

The team will share 25-kilometre stints over the two-day ride from March 28-29.

It shouldn’t be a problem for the Port Fairy Cycling Club member, who regularly averages 200 to 250 kilometres of riding a week.Despite his injuries, the year 10 student was keen to get back on the bike as soon as possible. “Basically as soon as I got the bike back from getting repaired I was back on it,” he said.

“I was straight back on the bike. Seven weeks after the accident I was back racing.”

But the South West Academy of Sport athlete is still living with the effects of the accident.

“I bent my nose so I have to have grommets in because nothing drains properly,” Adam said.

“If I don’t have the grommets in I get sick.

“Once I stop growing I can get surgery to straighten my nose.”

Highlights in Adam’s racing career over the past year alone include competing in the South West Track Championships and junior tours in Ararat and Shepparton.

“I’ll just take what comes. If I have the opportunity to ride professionally then I will,” he said.

Adam’s mother Jeanette could not be prouder.

“His uncle is the one who inspired him to start riding so it’s nice they are doing this together,” she said.

“He’s giving back to the ward that gave so much to him.”

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