The FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS) is delighted to announce that we will again be working in conjunction with the RADCentre to deliver high performance services to WVAS athlete members.
Over the past five years, the RADCentre and WVAS have worked in tandem to offer young and aspiring athletes the ability to access strength and conditioning services as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation.
RADCentre Director and Physical Performance Manager Chris Radford is excited to yet again be working with WVAS athletes in 2021.
“It is fantastic to be partnering with WVAS for 2021, continuing our strong relationship. We love helping regional athletes be their best, providing the strength and conditioning to help them improve their performance or return from an injury."
WestVic Academy of Sport Executive Officer Nick Wealands is also thrilled to have the RADCentre on-board for 2021 and believes that the partnership is a natural fit.
“The RADCentre offer a high-quality service to our athletes members and play an integral role in helping talented individuals progress further to the state and national level of their respective sports. Chris and his team at the RADCentre are very well-respected for their work all around Western Victoria and it’s a privilege to be aligned to such an organisation.”
A big thanks to Chris and the RADCentre for their commitment to developing junior athletes in Western Victoria and supporting the WVAS.
From the Chairman of the Fed Uni WestVic Academy of Sport, Mr Alan Campbell:
It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce Corey Saitta’s departure as Executive Officer (EO) of the Fed Uni WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS), effective Friday 27 November, 2020.
Since November 2017, Corey has played a pivotal role in the transformation, growth, and success of the organisation in its support of athletic endeavour, and while we will miss his leadership, we wish him well in his new senior management role with leading Ballarat based organisation, the Gull Group.
We would like to thank Corey for his three years as EO.
Corey’s three years of dedicated service involved many significant accomplishments, including:
-Strengthening relationships that underpin our strong strategic, commercial and community partnerships with the Victorian State Government, Victorian Institute of Sport, Federation University, City of Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh Grammar, Horsham College, Holy Trinity Lutheran College Horsham and the Ballarat Sportsmen’s Club.
- Development and implementation of the WVAS Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
- Leading the Academy through an unparalleled growth phase in areas including: Annual turnover, athlete membership, expenditure on athlete services and supports, sponsorship, events, marketing, social media, community awareness and brand recognition.
- Extending program service delivery and educational support to more than 600 student athletes.
- Increased athlete member, coach and parent satisfaction levels.
Over the coming weeks, we will be conducting a recruitment search to appoint an EO for the Fed Uni Westvic Academy of Sport. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective sport program and organisation.
Again, we cannot thank Corey enough for the professionalism, vision, commitment, and enthusiasm he has provided the Fed Uni WestVic Academy of Sport over the past 3 years. He will be greatly missed by the Board, staff and coaches, athletes, families, sponsors and our premier partners.
We are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of the Fed Uni WestVic Academy of Sport, as we continue to engage with our community partners and strive to support our staff and coaches to ensure that our athlete members can continue to develop, improve and secure State and National selection in the future.
If you have any questions in relation to our sport program during this transition process, please do not hesitate to contact our Administration and Operations Officer, Nick Wealands at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graeme Frislie after winning one of his four Gold Medals at the Cycling Australia Track National Championships, Anna Meares Velodrome, Brisbane, 3-6 April, 2019. Photo credit Con Chronis.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete and Bacchus Marsh Grammar student, Graeme Frislie, was crowned Men’s U19 Champion of Champion’s at the Australian Track Cycling National Championship at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on the weekend.
Frislie, a current Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder, was simply outstanding across several races, winning two Individual Gold medals in the 1km Time Trial and Scratch Race and a further two Team Gold medals by claiming the Team Pursuit and the Madison. Frislie had already won the Gold medal in the Omnium National Championship in October last year.
Federation University has retained the naming rights to the WestVic Academy of Sport, Western Victoria’s premier pathway for talented athletes.
Federation University, which has housed the WestVic office at its Mt. Helen campus since inception in 2003, has signed a new three-year deal with WestVic to continue sponsoring the Academy, until 2021.
Dr. Scott Talpey (Left) supervising a strength and conditioning session with a student athlete from Federation University
Fed Uni WestVic Academy of Sport has appointed Dr. Scott Talpey as Coordinator – Strength & Conditioning for 2019.
With more than 15 years’ strength and conditioning coaching experience at both the High School and Collegiate level in the United States, and with the Ballarat Miners and Rush Basketball programs in Ballarat, Talpey’s experience will assist coaches and athletes in the areas of Strength and Conditioning and Physical Preparation.
Talpey is currently a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning within the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Federation University, Mt. Helen campus.
Talpey is a Level 2 Coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States.
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