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NGS Shines a Spotlight on Sporting Achievements

Newcastle Grammar School is putting the spotlight on sport, with the launch of a new sporting framework and an innovative program to support talented and elite student-athletes.

NGS Director of Sport Mr Daniel Kozey said the new Sporting Framework would ensure all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 have the opportunity to participate and excel in sport, to whatever level best suits them.

The Framework aims to help students achieve three key outcomes: active lifestyle, sports participation and sporting excellence.

It outlines steps on the sporting development pathway from Foundation level, such as fundamental movement skills, to Talent, Elite and Mastery levels, in which an athlete achieves sustained sporting success. The Framework goes hand-in-hand with the new Supporting Athlete Programme (SAP), which has been established to mentor and support the School’s talented and elite athletes.

Mr Kozey said the programme is designed as a flexible structure, with all major facets of a young student-athlete in mind:

“To ensure synergy between athletic pursuits and academic success, our selected athletes will be supported by academic staff, external wellbeing providers, professional athletes and local businesses invested in assisting emerging athletes,” he said.

“It will be a dynamic support network, which can be shaped to suit the individual athlete.

”The SAP aims to bridge the gap to provide any support the students need – whether that is athletically or academically.“For example, many gifted athletes spend a lot of time training, so they may need additional support with their academic work,” he said.

Students in the Supporting Athletes Programme will receive access to academic assistance as part of their weekly schedule, as well as attending quarterly workshops to educate them on areas ranging from nutrition to social media, time management and competition preparation.

NGS has engaged local Support Partners to provide services including dietitian, physiotherapy, chiropractic, sportswear, pharmacy, gym, and sports psychology services as part of the program.

And some impressive athletes have signed up to mentor SAP students and support them in achieving success across a wide range of sports.Mentors include Giants Netball player Sam Poolman, AFLW GWS Giants midfielder Nicola Barr and two NGS graduates – swimming champion Ryan Walker and triathlete Lorcan Redmond.

“This new approach will provide a web of support for everyone involved in sport at Newcastle Grammar School, with a particular focus on our talented and emerging athletes,” Mr Kozey said.

For more information visit www.ngs.nsw.edu.au

Pictured top: Tyler Trethan

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