NIAS Athletes Shine at Your Local Club Academy Games in Wagga Wagga

What a weekend it was at the Your Local Club Academy Games in Wagga Wagga! NIAS athletes showcased their talent and determination, leaving an indelible mark on the competition.

Here are some of the highlights:


– NIAS Girls Hockey Triumph: In a thrilling final against Hunter, NIAS Girls Hockey emerged victorious on goals for/against after a tense 2-2 draw. Goals by Olivia Coombes (Tamworth) and Elsie Wake (Armidale) sealed the triumph.


– Golfing Glory: Jayden, Brock, and Lang, representing NIAS in golf, clinched victory in their division of the Match Play, demonstrating their skill and composure on the course.


– Basketball Brilliance: Benji Ralston of Tamworth dazzled on the basketball court, showcasing his skills and earning a well-deserved spot in the All-Star 5.


– Netball Excellence: Delika Boney, the NIAS/UAA Indigenous Athlete of the Year 2023 from Tamworth, stood out in netball and was named the MVP for NIAS, highlighting her exceptional talent and contribution to the team’s success.


The weekend was a testament to the growth and dedication of all NIAS athletes, as well as the unwavering support of our coaches, parents, and personnel who continue to support the development of our athletes on and off the field. Their hard work and commitment paid off, and they represented the academy with pride and excellence in their respective sports. A heartfelt thank you to the Southern Sports Academy and Wagga Wagga for hosting us and providing a platform for our athletes to shine.


Exciting News: NIAS to Host Your Local Club Academy Games in Tamworth in 2025


In a thrilling announcement, it has been revealed that NIAS will be the next host for the Your Local Club Academy Games, starting in 2025.  

This exciting news marks a significant milestone for Tamworth and the region, as it prepares to welcome athletes from across the state to compete in a celebration of sporting talent and camaraderie.  

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this journey towards sporting excellence in Tamworth!