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.
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.
Alanna Peart is the latest FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete to claim an individual national title, with success at the 2018 Australian Winter Walking Championships on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, yesterday.
Peart, 15, and the reigning WestVic Academy Female ‘Athlete of the Year’, won the Gold medal after finishing first in the Under 16 Girls 5000 Meter Race Walk. Peart, coached by her father Wayne and who currently attends Ballarat High School, completed an Australian Road Walking double having claimed an Under 16 Girls 5000 Meter Race Walk title earlier in the year.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport tennis athletes, James O’Sullivan and Ruby Rothman, were acknowledged at a gala awards ceremony at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club’s 2018 Champions’ Dinner in Melbourne last Friday evening.
O’Sullivan, 14, a Ballarat Grammar student, defeated Qwyn Quittner in the final in straight sets winning, 7-6, 6-1 to be crowned Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club’s 2018 Under 16 Boys’ Singles champion.
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We are located at the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University. Our offices are inside the P Building which also houses the Faculty of Health/Unisports.