An exciting new era has begun at Cobram Anglican Grammar School with the launch of our inaugural Sports Academy in 2024.
Academy members are in astute hands, with the program being headed up by the school’s Head of Sport, Mr Jon O’Dwyer. Mr O’Dwyer has 23 years’ worth of teaching experience and has been involved in the cut and thrust of elite sport at different levels having played football for the Sydney Swans Under 19s, as well as being involved with the Greater Western Sydney Giants Academy in a coaching capacity for the past 11 years, looking after players from the Western Riverina region.
The core focus of the Academy will centre on general skill development, strength and conditioning, nutrition and from a theoretical point of view, sports psychology and physiology. In this elite environment, students will be equipped with the foundational skills and knowledge required of them to prosper in their chosen sport. Mr O’Dwyer said Cobram AGS will utilise a model where it leverages strategic partnerships with reputable sporting organisations and coaches.
Essential things to know about the Academy:
- The Sports Academy will form part of our Secondary School curriculum and will be available as an elective subject to students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10.
- Year 7 and 8 students who are accepted into the Sports Academy will be expected to attend three periods per week during allocated class time and two 60-minute group training sessions: one before school and one after school.
- Year 10 students who are accepted into the Sports Academy will be expected to attend six periods per week during allocated class time and two 60-minute group training sessions: one before school and one after school.
- Students in Year 10 will undertake SIS20122 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. Students who successfully complete all units will receive two unit (units 1&2) credits towards their VCE or VCE Vocational Major studies.