Local juniors gain Gippstar Award gold

The June Junior Gippstar Award Winner is Alex Richards of Boolarra for his sport of archery. Alex competed in Australian Bowhunters Association (ABA) National two day Safari where he received gold in the U12 grade. Following on from this Alex competed in a three day national event where he also received gold in the U12 grade. Well done Alex.
The June Open Gippstar Award winner is Tammy Richards of Boolarra for her achievement in archery. Tammy competed in ABA National two day Safari where she received gold in the Open Grade. Following on from this Tammy competed in a three day national event where she also received gold in the Open grade. Well done Tammy
Congratulations to all our winners!
July/August nominations will close September 2, 2019.
Please note that you can nominate for the following categories as well:
- Team of the Year
- Club of the Year
- Special Achiever Award
- Gippsland Sporting Champion
These Annual awards can be nominated at any time during the current Gippstar year.
If you would like to recognise the sporting achievements of a Gippsland athlete or any of the above categories, nominations can be made online at the Gippsland Sports Academy website www.sportgippsland.org.au.
What We Do
The Gippsland Sports Academy offers talented Gippsland athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential in their chosen sport and life by providing services such as advanced technical coaching and sport science programs covering strength and conditioning, psychology, nutrition and hydration and personal development sessions.
Services are provided on three levels – Full Sport Programs, Service Delivery Programs and Individual Athlete Programs.
Full Sports Programs
Programs are developed in consultation and agreement with an Advisory Panel made up of representatives from the relevant State Sporting Association, local members of the specific sport, a Gippsland Sports Academy Board Member and an Executive Officer.
This level provides athletes the full complement of services, regular technical coaching expertise, sport science components and personal development. Sports currently involved at this level are: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Netball, Clay Target Shooting, Golf and Gymnastics.
Service Delivery Model
This level of service provides athletes with sport science components and personal development in consultation and agreement with an Advisory Panel made up of representatives from the relevant State Sporting Association, local members of the specific sport, a Gippsland Sports Academy Board Member and an Executive Officer.
Individual Athlete Model
This program is currently under review and details will be provided shortly. Please feel free to contact the Gippsland Sports Academy about this should you wish to make any enquiries.
Rising Star Program
The Gippsland Sports Academy has developed the Rising Star Program Initiative for athletes who show exceptional potential in their chosen sport. Identified athletes will be provided with additional services giving them every competitive opportunity as they work towards reaching their full potential.
Services
Gippsland Sports Academy Programs are facilitated by coaches of the highest possible standard with all coaches employed at a minimum semi-professional level.
Our sport science and medical providers are also of the highest standard and work closely with all coaches and athletes providing:
*sport science – fitness assessment, technique analysis, fitness training programs, psychological counselling
*sports medicine – muscular skeletal screenings, injury management and prevention
*career and education – personal development and education, exposure to high profile athletes
*training and competition – technical development, camps, tournaments with coach support.

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