Blacktown City Council venue extends support of local athletes
Published on 20 August 2020
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport is excited to announce that Blacktown City Council has extended its wonderful support of the Academy for a further two years.
Council’s support of the Academy is delivered through Blacktown Venue Management which oversees the operations of Council’s aquatic and leisure centres as well as Blacktown International Sportspark.
The Academy’s talented young athletes will be able to access the world class sporting facilities at the Blacktown International Sportspark – both on the field and in the venue’s meeting rooms which provide a high-quality environment for our athletes education seminars.
The Sportspark was constructed for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and will soon enhance its extensive sports offering with the construction of the International Centre for Training Excellence – the ICTE.
This facility will bring together the best in sports education, sports science, sports medicine, rehabilitation prevention and recovery. In partnership with the Australian Catholic University and Sydney West Sports Medicine, the ICTE will be truly world-class.
Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM welcomed the continued partnership with Western Sydney Academy of Sport “Council is committed to supporting all levels of sporting participation from junior to elite level. Council is also committed to supporting the Western Sydney Academy of Sport and ensuring they have the best possible facilities made available to their athletes.” Mayor Bleasdale said.
Academy CEO Martin Bullock expressed his appreciation of Blacktown Venue Management and Blacktown City Council’s support for the Academy, stating “We have been extremely fortunate to be provided with access to the high standard of sporting facilities that Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney offers and we are very much looking forward to the magnificent development that will be taking place in the future”.