Academy Corner: News from the Illawarra Academy of Sport

The Illawarra Academy of Sport has just completed three weekends of Personal Development Camps hosted at the Berry Sport and Recreation Centre. The camp involved a series of personal development activities designed to enhance teamwork, resilience and provide other educational opportunities.

The staff at these camps are superb – bringing to the fore leadership qualities and team building skills that are so important for the emerging athlete.  It was quite apparent that different groups responded differently to the challenges – with many activities placing the athletes outside their comfort zone.

Analogies to the challenges that all athletes face through competition were provided, enabling each athlete to recognise how they might respond under pressure. These camps are a new addition to what the IAS offers to young aspiring athletes and the feedback appears positive.  

Academy Corner

Academy Corner

IAS calling for nominations for Women’s AFL

The IAS is calling for nominations for the newly launched Women’s AFL program. 

If you are under 16 years of age and think you have what it takes, head to the IAS website now to apply (

Trials will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Bonaira Oval, Kiama.

Coaches will be appointed this week and selected athletes will have the opportunity to compete against other regional academies at the Academy Games in April this year.

For more information on eligibility, selection criteria or to apply for a 2018 IAS Athlete Scholarship please visit the IAS website at or contact the IAS Team on 4225 3899.