Football West’s commitment to developing talent in the regions continues after signing an agreement with the Mid West Academy of Sport.
The deal will give players in Football West’s Hyundai Mid West Talent Support Program (TSP) access to a number of extra facilities.
As well as receiving additional football training throughout the season, players based in and around Geraldton will now have access to further strength and conditioning sessions, gym and physio, physical screening and testing and other services.
Football West Chief Football Officer Jamie Harnwell said: “This is a great opportunity for our talented footballers in the Mid West to continue to develop without the constant burden of having to travel to Perth.
“By making these services available, Football West and the Mid West Academy of Sport are providing a high quality, professional environment the equivalent of any metropolitan program.”
Players in the Hyundai Mid West TSP are put through their paces
Mid West Academy of Sport CEO Darren Winterbine said: “It’s very exciting that we are now able to provide the services and specialised programs which we do for athletes from other sports.
“We have some really talented footballers in this town and we can give them an opportunity to get the highest level they can and access to facilities on par or better than metro kids have.”
Hyundai is the name sponsor of the TSP, which is an elite training program for talented boys and girls in metro and regional Western Australia.
The TSP is a pathway for players to be identified by coaches for national teams such as the Joeys and Junior Matildas.