The South West Academy of Sport is currently looking for a Tender to provide Strength and Conditioning for South West Academy of Sport athletes in the Corangamite Shire, specifically in the Timboon region.
- The tender is to supply strength and conditioning sessions for the South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) at the Timboon YMCA
- Work involves providing athletes (approx. 11-18 years) with strength and conditioning programs relevant to their individual sport
- Conducting weekly strength and conditioning sessions with SWAS Athletes
- Sessions run with a minimum of 1 athlete to a maximum of 10 athletes
- The successful contractor will need to supply evidence of a Working with Children Check and Strength & Conditioning Level 1 or Certificate IV in Fitness and an Exercise Science degree or equivalent qualifications or experience
- All work is to be performed by the Contractor that has submitted the tender.
- Contractors having their own Public Liability Insurance is encouraged
South West Academy of Sport must be fully satisfied that the Contractor has the qualifications, expertise and previous experience to complete the contract with a quality standard. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
Tenders must be lodged via email to Nic.Kaiser@swtafe.edu.au, clearly marked “Tender for Strength and Conditioning” by 5.00 pm on Thursday 19th December 2019.
Full details are provided in the following document SWAS S&C Tender Timboon
Another year brings another successful SWAS Awards Night & Dinner as our SWAS family and friends, gathered to celebrate our 2019 Athletes and their amazing achievements.
Commencing the night SWAS CEO Nic Kaiser spoke on another fruitful year for SWAS as he wished to “recognise all the effort and determination shown by all SWAS athletes in 2019” sighting SWAS was able to support 100 Athletes, across 8 Sports programs and 11 individual sports. With several standout performances including; 10 SWAS Athletes representing Australia, 28 Athletes representing Victoria and 83 of the 100 representing their region within their chosen sport.
Following on from Nic our MC for the night, Liam Fitzgerald set the tone for the night and introduced our guest speaker Sarah Lynch (Katsoulis).
As an accomplished athlete, Sarah spoke of the highs and lows during her successful career representing Australia as a swimmer specifically breaststroke. This included her career-high of her 2008 World Short Course Championship Gold Medal Victory, an excellent insight for all our athletes.
Concluding Sarah’s speech, it was time to present our first awards of the night, Strength & Conditioning based on an athlete’s performance during their weekly Strength & Conditioning Sessions. For each municipality within the South West, one athlete is presented with the Strength & Conditioning Award.
Our deserving recipients were;
Emily Morden Corangamite Shire
Sarah Tunstall Glenelg
Callum Bridge Moyne
Gabby Lougheed Warrnambool
Bayden Penrose Southern Grampians
Dinner followed our first awards of the night providing not only an excellent meal as always thanks to Flying Hose Warrnambool but the opportunity for parents and athletes of all sports to socialising in a manner not always present during the very busy SWAS calendar year.
After dinner awards resumed with our sport-specific awards first. An impressive insight into many of our recipients sporting lives with highlights notably from the relaxed Harry Stinchcombe and extremely informative Max Phillips. A credit to all our awardees on how they spoke and presented themselves. Notably, Noah Best was unable to attend as he was away doing what he does best as he competed within his respected sport while Jedah Huf was unable to attend as she was competing in another sport of her own, basketball.
Our deserving recipients were;
Noah Best Golf
Harry Clark Clay Target
Harry Stinchcombe Surfing
Max Phillips Tennis
Jedah Huf Netball
Ruben de Silva-Smith Cycling
In addition to our sport-specific awards our presentation for our Individual Athlete Program
Our deserving recipient was;
Chloe Mutton IAP (Gymnastics)
Concluding our night were our two major awards, our Performance Excellence Awards recognising The highest achievement of a SWAS athlete in 2019 and our Overall Excellence Award for the SWAS athlete who displays all the qualities of a high achiever dedicated to performance excellence, leadership and contribution to sport or community. An athlete who is taking charge of their own pathway and giving to others along the way and upholds all the values of the Academy.
Our deserving recipients were;
Cayty Sharp Performance Excellence Award – for her success in representing
Australian at the Global Games 2019
Ruben de Silva Smith Overall Excellence Award
In close we wish to thank all who attended our night of nights and to all our amazing athletes, families, coaches, sponsors, board members, education partners, sporting partners, supporting organizations, national, state, and regional, our MC Liam Fitzgerald, The Flying Horse, Lifetime trophies, our amazing guest speaker, Sarah Lynch (Katsoulis) and to anyone else who has supported our programs and awards night throughout the year.
We look forward to another huge awards night in 2020 as we look to a new venue to support the growth of SWAS and the importance of the Awards Night & Dinner and we hope all our eligible athletes reapply and retrial for their respective 2020 programs.
The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) is seeking suitable applicants for the position of SWAS Netball Program HEAD Coach:
- A covering letter and Coaching resume sent to SWAS by Tuesday 12 November.
- Must hold a current Netball Victoria membership.
- Must hold a current Working with Children Check that is linked to Netball Victoria
- 3 – 5 years min experience coaching youth representative or A grade Netball
- Hold an Intermediate Coaching Accreditation
- May be required to undergo screening in accordance with the Netball Victoria Member Protection Regulation prior to appointment.
- Candidates may need to make themselves available for phone and/or face to face interview
Appointed staff will need to be available throughout the South West Academy program, from February 2020 to early October 2020 for the following training sessions:
As Netball Program Head Coach you are responsible for running the SWAS Netball program. This includes planning, develop and structure an appropriate training program across the 8 training sessions. Work with the SWAS CEO to plan Netball specific events and athlete education opportunities that support and enhance the program.
Assist in the professional development of the Assistant coaches and act as a role model to the athletes. It is also expected that you will engage with coaches, volunteers & personnel to assist in maintaining the program philosophies of the Academy.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead and deliver all 8 training sessions
- Attend all SWAS events associated with the SWAS Netball Program
- Help to develop the assistant coaches
- Motivate & encourage athletes to take advantage of all academy opportunities
- Collaboratively work with the SWAS and Netball Victoria staff where appropriate
- Promote a positive and safe culture of inclusion at all SWAS Netball Program sessions
- Responsible to the SWAS CEO
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
The successful applicant will be required to have/obtain a Working with Children Check, hold an Intermediate Coaching Accreditation, hold a current Netball Victoria Membership, have a drivers licence and their own reliable mobile phone.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a paid coaching position, Coach Remuneration will be discussed with the suitable candidate.
Position description – SWAS 2020 Netball Program Head Coach
SWAS Hockey Program
South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) has partnered with Hockey Victoria and sportDS to present the Westvic Hockey Academy; a program layout for an elite Hockey Academy for the regions’ aspiring players. The squad will ultimately consist of male and female athletes in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 age groups.
The program will provide opportunities for young athletes to receive quality high-performance coaching over a prolonged period to best prepare them for representative honours at regional, state and national level. It will also provide opportunities for coaches to develop in a practical and open atmosphere that encourages personal growth.
The Hockey Academy program will be a sustainable and high-quality development program that will prepare the regions’ top hockey players for the rigours of high-performance hockey.
This program will;
- Identify regional athletes with the appropriate characteristics to play hockey at the highest level.
- Expose top junior players in the region to quality technical coaching, strength & conditioning, and off-field athlete education to best prepare them for life as an elite athlete.
- Offer mentorship and development to the region’s local coaches.
- Provide the Westvic region with a dedicated, supported and sustainable Hockey Academy program.
The Westvic Hockey Academy will begin in October and run until March the following year with sessions held every second week, starting on October 27th in Warrnambool, at 9:45 am.
Group Skills & Training Sessions will be held on Sundays with the locations to be shared between Warrnambool, Ballarat & Hamilton.
- Reside within the SWAS or Ballarat region; and
- Be a registered member with Hockey Victoria; and
- Aged 13 to 18 on or before 31 December 2020
Benefits to Athletes in the Westvic Hockey Academy
- A committed ratio of 1 coach to 6 players, with all coaches under continual mentorship in the sportDS Coach Development Program (aside from specialist guest coaches).
- 9 x fortnightly training sessions, to ensure maximal retention and opportunity to practice in an elite training environment under the eyes of top coaches
- Technical development based on fundamental biomechanical principles
- Video analysis at every session
- Strength & Conditioning programs, support and advice for the full calendar year (October 2019 to September 2020) – with a take-home program and regular screening and testing to gauge improvement
- SWAS uniform.
- Components of nutritional education, communication skills, mindset training, meditation and mindfulness.
- Stomp Goalkeeping subscription and training package for all goalkeepers, coordinated by Australian Goalkeeper Rachel Lynch.
- Player Manuals for the collation of notes and written content
- Ongoing monitoring and mentorship by sportDS coaches at Junior Country Championships and Junior State Championships each year.
Athlete Nominations close on October 13th at 5pm.
For more information, please contact Nic Kaiser at SWAS on (03) 5564 8567 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWAS has opened nominations for the SWAS Board of Directors.
We are seeking suitable highly skilled candidates for two director roles. Interested nominees should note that we are seeking one male director and two female directors.
Nominations close at 5 pm Tuesday 8 October 2019. The elections will be conducted at the 2019 SWAS Annual General Meeting, Sunday 13 October 3 pm at SW Tafe, Timor St Warrnambool.
SWAS has developed an EOI document to assist all candidates.
The SWAS board is particularly seeking individuals who have strong interest in developing sports and athletes or knowledge in the High performance or athlete development space.
Additionally and in line with the SWAS Strategic Plan, the board recognises the following areas as key skills which would provide the greatest benefit to the Board:
1) Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
2) Human Resources and/or
3) Governance & Legal
SWAS encourages nominations from a diverse range of individuals.