OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES
The WestVic Academy of Sport Golf Program, proudly supported by the Victorian Golf Foundation and both Ballarat and Wimmera District Golf Associations, provides services to Western Victoria’s talented junior Golfers to assist development.
The program runs from March to December, and is coordinated by WVAS golf head coach Andrew Cartledge.
In 2019 WVAS golf athletes also attended high performance golf days at both Spring Valley Golf Club and 13th Beach Golf Links hosted by Golf Australia and the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS).
SPORT PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
The WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS) delivers support to Western Victoria's elite and developing elite athletes through dedicated sport programs in which WVAS supports the training environment with support from the sport's State Sporting Organisation (SSO).
Athletes from sports outside the current sport programs are eligible for support through WVAS, by becoming an Individual Scholarship Holder (ISH).
On the basis of a sport's rating against specific criteria, WVAS will operate and manage a Sport Program as agreed in a formal partnership with the sport's State Sporting Organisation (SSO).
The program constitutes a core element of the SSO and NSO elite athlete pathway. WVAS may employ a Program coach, or coaches, to lead and direct the Program.
WVAS Program coaches work closely with state coaches to ensure that the emphasis and direction of the WVAS program is consistent with the state and/or national direction.
The selection of an athlete in a WVAS program is based on specified criteria that are focussed on supporting elite and potential elite athletes.
The number of athletes at the WVAS at any one time will typically range between 130 - 150 athletes.
WestVic Academy of Sport Golf Program. An interview with Amy Leeson.