Sport Report

NIAS Program

2018 NIAS Program Applications Closing Soon


The Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) is calling for applications for their 2018 sporting programs.  Some sport applications will close shortly.  See below or check out your sport on the website

NIAS is seeking athletes throughout the North West and New England regions who are passionate about developing their potential both on and off the field and looking for opportunities on the pre-elite sporting pathway.


Sports for 2018 include (age applicants turning in 2018):


- AFL (boys and girls) - 13 to 17 years - CLOSE 27/10


- Athletics (boys and girls) - 13 to 17 years


- Basketball (boys and girls) - 14 & 15 years


- Football (boys and girls) - 16 years


- Golf (boys and girls) - 12 to 18 years - CLOSE 31/10


- Hockey (boys and girls) - 16 to 18 years - CLOSE 20/10


- Lonestar (Individual sports) - 14 to 18 years - CLOSE 31/10


- Mountain Biking (boys and girls) – 12 to 15 years


- Netball - 14 to 16 years - CLOSE 20/10


- Rugby League - 15 years


- Rugby 7’s (boys and girls) 15 & 17 years - CLOSE 3/11


- Tennis (boys and girls) – 13 to 16 years


Sporting programs will consist of skill development sessions and camps, which will be held within the region from November 2017, with most programs running approximately six months depending on the individual sport.  The skills program follows a structured approach concentrating on a range of individual skills and development. Fitness sessions focusing on the importance of building core strength to improve balance and technique, tailored specifically for each sport. Guest coaches ensure that the program remains fresh and motivating where athletes are presented with new ideas and different perspectives to encourage their development.

In February 2018, athletes will attend the NIAS Induction/ GROWTH Day in Armidale. This program covers education sessions on Goal Setting, Resilience, Opportunities beyond sport, Wellness and Nutrition management, Testing catered for each sport and Healthy mind/healthy body.

On Saturday 4th August 2018, all athletes will attend the NIAS Academy Awards night in Tamworth which is a celebration of the achievements of all athletes, managers, coaches and volunteers achievements throughout the program year.

For more information on NIAS 2018 sporting programs, please visit or phone 6766 2526.

NIAS; ‘Developing potential on and off the field’

Indoor Hockey

Well done to the O’Connor students who were a part of the New England under 15 girls indoor hockey team and came runners up at the NSW Championships on the weekend. Way to go Tarnie Hillard, Hayley Lennon and Lara Moloney.


NSW Indoor Hockey

Congratulations to Year 9 student Nathan Czinner who was named player of the tournament at the recent NSW under 15 indoor hockey championships.


Hockey Selections

Congratulations to year 9 students Nathan Czinner and Jake McCann who have both been selected in the Under 15 2018 NSW Indoor Hockey state team, and Kieran Wicks who has been selected in the shadow squad!!!





Camilla Clydsdale

Sports Coordinator