Western Sydney Academy of Sport Athletes Shining Brightly

Castle Hill RSL Group was a very proud partner of the Western Sydney Academy’s annual Awards Night on Saturday 8th September.
Athletes, family and VIP guests gathered for the event, which recognises the Academy’s athletes’ participation in their pre-elite development programs, and some outstanding achievements across a range of sports.

Athlete of the Year Awards were presented for the sports of AFL (Girls), Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Netball, Softball and Tenpin Bowling.
The audience was enthralled with special guest speaker, Marlene Matthews AO, who was engaged by MC Fiona Crawford in a bar stool banter session on stage. One of Australia’s “Golden Girls” from the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Marlene was familiar and warm as she addressed the audience with humour, a wealth of knowledge and some incredible stories about her time as an Olympian.

Congratulations to the award winners:
Athlete of the Year Awards:
Softball Athlete of the Year: Davis Haworth
Basketball Athlete of the Year: Jonah Pares (Penrith Hub) & Isaiah Reyes (Hills Hub)
Golf Athlete of the Year: Brielle Mapanao
Cycling Athlete of the Year: Max Cyreszko
Tenpin Bowling Athlete of the Year: Mason Crane
Netball Athlete of the Year: Sarah Okunbor
AFL Girls Athlete of the Year: Imogen Gow

Major Awards:
Team Athlete of the Year: Alex Gutteridge (Softball)
Woolworths Scholarship Female Athlete: Ashleigh Hill (Heartland Motors Lone Star – Karate)
Woolworths Scholarship Male Athlete: Joshua Brodie (Cycling).

A special thank you to Director Annemarie Christie for representing CHRSL Group.