In 2021 the Western Region Academy of Sport will be celebrating a significant achievement, its 30th anniversary.
The upcoming 'We Are WRAS' campaign will recognise 30 important contributions to the academy's history.
Commencing in 1991 the academy was established to assist and offer support to regional athletes to help them reach their sporting ambitions.
Through its journey, WRAS has been privileged to assist over 4000 athletes since its inception and run hundreds of pathway programs across 29 different sports (including the 11 current sports programs).
The continued achievements of WRAS would not be possible without the contribution of individuals and organisations that create these opportunities.
Executive Officer of WRAS Candice Boggs says this year's celebration will be a chance to shine the light on some amazing stories of past and present members, stakeholders and supporters.
"Our history has been filled with talented athletes, coaches, volunteers and organisations that have committed to helping the academy grow. So, throughout the year, although we will not be able to mention everyone, we will be recognising 30 wonderful contributions and success stories," she said.
"We've proudly seen our graduate athletes achieve success at the highest level, including the likes of former World Champion and Olympic Games cyclist Mark Renshaw, three time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley and more recently Australian rugby sevens representative Jakiya Whitfield.
"The assistance we offer the athletes all comes down to the passionate coaches, supporters and our stakeholders."
The 'We Are WRAS' campaign will kick off in February featuring posts across the social media channels.
"The academy is forever continuing its mission to enhance and provide opportunities for aspiring regional athletes, coaches and officials on the pathway to sporting success," Boggs said.
"We're looking forward to sharing these amazing stories with our community and celebrating those that have played a significant role in the success of WRAS."
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