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WELCOME TO THE GOLD COAST ACADEMY OF SPORT
Founded in 2009, The Gold Coast Academy of Sport (GCAS) is a non-profit sporting organisation that exists to provide locally based sports development opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials and administrators within the QLD Gold Coast region.
The GCAS currently offers a variety of talent performance sporting programs including basketball, AWD basketball, cricket, football (soccer), golf, rugby league, rugby union, rugby sevens, future stars within the school program and future stars, which is an individual scholarship program providing development and support to athletes in a range of different sports that sit outside the other programs on offer through the GCAS.
It is hoped to expand on the number of sports the academy currently delivers programs to which will in turn, increase the number of athletes involved. Education and retention of athletes within sport is one of the academy’s major aims. It is a well known fact that between the ages of 12 and 18 many athletes walk away from their sport. The Academy’s mission is to engage with these athletes and offer them an opportunity to develop further within their sport through skill development and core education sessions. Recognition and acknowledgement of talent and performance is a major factor in growing the athlete’s confidence which in turn helps them to achieve.
These programs provide not only ‘on-field’ development opportunities for athletes, but also focus on personal development of young athletes to ‘influence generations’ and create better citizens within the local community.
The GCAS receives funding from the Gold Coast City Council but is endeavoring to bolster funds by approaching the private sector. The opportunity to become a ‘Friend of the Academy’ through sponsorship to grow and evolve with business and support athletes within the community is opportune with the 2018 Commonwealth Games around the corner.
The GCAS relies on the support of its major business partners, community partners and sponsors aligned to each of the sporting programs on offer.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE
Preparing pre-elite Gold Coast athletes for their journey to Olympic or high-performance success through quality inclusive sport and life skill programs.