The Northern Inland’s aspiring indigenous athletes headed to Moree last week, to attend the Northern Inland Academy of Sport’s UAA Indigenous Talent Identification Day in the hopes of joining the academy and accessing greater opportunities in sport.
Northern Inland Academy of Sport announces change to future operations of Football Club (NIAS FC) after independent review
The Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) Board announced today that from 2025 there will be a change to the operation of NIAS FC, a football club program operated by NIAS since 2021. This announcement has been made following the organisation’s Strategic Review in 2022 which recommended an independent review of NIAS FC operations, which then recommended the club’s transition to community ownership from 2025 and beyond.
Applications are now open for aspiring young triathlon athletes interested trailing for the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) 2023-24 Triathlon Program. By registering their interest online via www.nias.org.au athletes could take their first step to becoming the next Australian Triathlete, with NIAS providing the opportunity for athletes to move along the Triathlon New South Wales pathway
One of the Northern Inland Academy of Sport’s most notable Indigenous graduates is encouraging up-and-coming stars to get involved in the organisation. The Academy is holding a Talent Identification day for indigenous athletes at the Moree PCYC on August 23.
The New South Wales Institute of Sport in partnership with the Regional Academies of Sport have launched a high performance talent pathway program for athletes from country NSW. The program connects both targeted regional athletes and their coaches to high performance expertise and provides opportunities to develop their success in Olympic sports.
Terry Psarakis, the veteran sports administrator has been awarded arguably the biggest accolade of his decorated career: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Psarakis received the award for his Services to Sport, which includes Life Member of NIAS.
Registrations now open for aspiring young indigenous athletes, aged 13-16 years who live within the Northern Inland, to participate in the annual NIAS and UAA Indigenous Talent Identification Day. All indigenous athletes, showing talent in any sport, are strongly encouraged to register their interest via www.nias.org.au.
Two talented NIAS golf athletes were invited play amongst the state’s top junior golfers last weekend in Batemans Bay, as part of the annual North v South Cup tournament. Brock Galvin (Bingara) and Oliver Thomas (Tamworth) represented NIAS.
Since touching down in Tamworth on Friday, Scottish native Martin Rae has been soaking up the local soccer scene. After heading down to the Gipps Street Fields on Saturday, The new NIAS Technical Director watched the NIAS FC 13s, 14s and 15s take on South Cardiff in the their opening Premier Youth League Cup games on Sunday. Then Tuesday night was training with the NIAS FC squads.
It was supposed to be about learning more about the art of racing and getting more experience racing on different trails.
But the recently-wrapped up Auscycling XCO (cross country) mountain biking national series turned into much more than that for Jock Barwick and Ben Shaw. Both scaled the podium, with Shaw crowned the overall series champion for the under 15s boys.