Future sports stars are choosing Mount Erin College in Frankston South as their first preference for elite training, personalised learning plans and access to first class facilities.
Mount Erin College Sports Academy was officially opened last month. The Sports Academy comprises more than 80 students involved in sports at district, state and national championship levels.
The Director of the Sports Academy Mark Wiggins is himself a former International Champion in sailing (Paper Tiger catamaran class). As such, he understands the pressures placed on high level athletes.
“The best thing about this program is that students stay on track academically, are challenged with study relevant to their sporting careers and have schedules tailored to accommodate their training and competing pursuits” Mark said.
Mark also notes that even Australia’s elite athletes must have some idea in mind about what happens after they finish competing. The Sports Academy encourages students to make the most of their sporting ability, while ensuring they maintain a focus on academic studies.
Ex Mount Erin Student Michael Hibberd (now with Essendon Football Club) helped officially open the Mount Erin College Sports Academy last month. Michael commented that this opportunity would have been beneficial to his development had it been available when he attended the College.
Principal Karen Lee praised the students and teachers within the Sports Academy. “The Sports Academy has been a great addition to our school community. We are excited about the success of the Academy, and pleased to see this program having such a positive impact on students who are striving to achieve their personal best. Our new strength and conditioning facility and synthetic sports pitches are being fully utilised and there is a wonderfully positive culture of excellence amongst these students”.
Student noted. “I like all the training sessions we do, it has helped improve my distance in long and triple jump” said Jordyn.
Anthony stated “We get to work at our own pace and get pushed to reach our limits not someone else’s”.
“The best thing about the program is that I get to work on my soccer skills and techniques with coaches in order to get better”. Codi.