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.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport today announced that Alan Campbell has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors. Campbell was elected unopposed at the Academy’s Annual General Meeting earlier this week.
Campbell, a now retired former school Principal in the Ballarat district, has lived in Ballarat for the past two decades along with his wife Ann, three children and eight grandchildren.
Campbell’s own sporting involvement included playing, coaching and umpiring both football and cricket throughout country Victoria, serving as Senior Team Manager for the North Ballarat Roosters for eight years, when the club was a member of the Victorian Football League. In 2000, Campbell was the Team Manager for the Victorian Football League State representative team.
Horsham’s Rebecca McIntyre has joined the WestVic Academy of Sport board of directors as a general member.
McIntyre said she’s excited to represent the Wimmera and help promote athletes from the area.
Click here to read the full article from the Wimmera Mail Times
Bacchus Marsh Grammar student and FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete Graeme Frislie reigned supreme at the 2019 Oceania Track Championships at the Adelaide Super-Drome which concluded last Sunday.
Frislie, 17, a track cycling star of the future and current Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Scholarship holder, headlined the event with outstanding performances culminating in him winning two gold medals and two silver medals.
Frislie dominated his respective events, winning the Male Under 19 Madison and Under 19 Team race.
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