A massive congratulations to 2015 SAASTA graduate Wayne Milera, who was a first round pick for the Adelaide Crows in the 2015 AFL National Draft. What a well deserved result for this fantastic young man, who is a role model for his community and he will no doubt inspire more young aboriginal people across the country!
SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy China Trip. Day 1 pics. #LeiHo #HongKong
Good luck to our Aboriginal AFL Academy boys as they head off today on the adventure of a lifetime to China. Save travels to all, and we can't wait to hear all the stories/see all the pictures from what lies ahead!
Can't wait for the Aboriginal AFL Academy trials on tomorrow night - sure to be some great talent on show and everyone involved is already super excited for 2016!!! Port Adelaide Football Club at 3:30pm tomorrow night with a trial match on Saturday morning from 9:30am. See you there!!!
Hey boys - any students in year 11 & 12 next year who consider themselves a pretty good footballer, why not throw your hat in the ring for the Aboriginal AFL Academy and come out to the trials for next years program. Lots of exciting things planned so make sure you don't miss out! Applications close Friday so call SAASTA State Office or Paul Vandenbergh at PAFC for more information.
Applications for the 2016 netball program trials have been great and Wednesday night should be really interesting - can't wait to see the talent on show! That said, there has been some confusion from students/schools about the referee statement, so we have extended the application date until tomorrow afternoon to ensure those who I have spoken to still have time to get them in. Likewise, we had such an influx of Year 10's ringing to look at joining the program that we are opening the program to these students for next year. I know it is late notice, but if any year 10's were interested but thought they had to wait another year - get your forms in now!!!
Fantastic news - Netball SA have just announced the coaching group for the 2016 SAASTA Elite Netball Program. Head Coach - Toni Shannon Is it with great excitement that Netball SA have announced experienced Premier League coach Toni Shannon has taken up the role of Head Coach for the 2016 SENP. Toni comes to the position with a wealth of experience as an advanced coach, and we are lucky to have her & all look forward to seeing everything she has to offer our new crop of netballers in 2016. Assistant Coach - Steph Puopolo We are equally excited to announce that Netball SA have gained the services of former Adelaide Thunderbirds, Vixen & Firebirds player Steph Puopolo as the program's Assistant Coach in 2016. Steph's years of experience at the elite level will add a whole new dimension to the program this year and it is amazing to have her on board. More announcements about the program will follow in coming days, but we were so excited here at SAASTA that we had to share this amazing news! http://sa.netball.com.au/news/shannon-to-reignite-coaching-passion/
Ladies ladies ladies - make sure you get those applications in fast for the 2016 SAASTA Elite Netball Program trials. Applications are due by next Friday 30th of October, and you don't want to jeopardise your chances of being a part of this fantastic program for 2016! Let's be honest.....who doesn't want to play netball one whole day a week and get there SACE whilst doing it, right?? Email Megan Vine (email@example.com) or Nick Drury (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
On behalf of all the staff at SAASTA, sending out a huge congratulations to all of the SAASTA Elite Academies graduates for 2015. What a fantastic year we have had together; SAASTA staff really hope all students have enjoyed their time in the programs and that all Yr 12's see the results they are hoping for at the end of the year. A quick note to graduates; stand tall with your achievements - completing Year 12/SACE is a huge milestone and something you should be truly proud of. Each one of you have epitomised our motto "Dream, Believe, Achieve" and we are so happy to see the success you have all achieved. Thank you to the organisations who helped make these academies possible this year - PAFC, Netball SA, TAFE SA and University of South Australia. Now get your registrations in quick for 2016 trials and let's do it all again for next year....
Check out the cheesy grin on the Mawson Lakes girls - despite the heat, everyone was having heaps of fun at Adelaide Oval for the metropolitan cricket workshop in preparation for SAASTA Shield!
Tour de Yura If you are looking to develop skills in leadership, event management around sport and active recreation and remote first aid that you can use in your own community check this one out! We have suggested that our SAASTA students are the ideal candidates.
Don't forget registrations for the SAASTA 2016 Elite Netball & Football Academy trials are open now. Get your applications in as soon as possible so you don't miss out! All eligible students (Yr 11&12's in 2016) who register can attend trials, with squads then picked based on trial performances as well as the referee statements provided. 2016 has some really exciting things set to come, so make sure you have the chance to be a part of it all - get those applications in and good luck!
Check out our superstars! Great role models. We got a fantastic opportunity to invite some of our students to be involved this holidays in the filming for the ABC program Behind The news. They did a great job. It will go to air on ABC3 this Thursday at 10:35am and Friday at 11:30am.
Check out SAASTA student and future AFL superstar Wayne Milera killing it in the 30m repeat sprint test at the AFL Draft Combine. Well done young man! https://www.facebook.com/sanflnews/videos/1200876386595571/
Are you a current Year 10 SAASTA Student interested in Banking? Check these opportunities out, some country based traineeships too!
Looking for SAASTA students interested in being interviewed by the ABC for BTN (behind the news) going to air next week, about being involved in sport and participating in SAASTA If you are and you are free on Thursday afternoon please contact MelKate on 0417951778
"CALLING ALL TALENTED ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFL & NETBALL STARS" Registrations are now open for trials for the 2016 SAASTA Elite Netball Program and Aboriginal AFL Academy. Information and registration forms have already been sent to schools, but share/tag this post with any talented footballers and netballers you know who will be in enrolled in Year 11/12 in 2016. Feel free to contact SAASTA, Netball SA or PAFC staff for further details, but make sure you get your registrations in fast!
Found this recently published in the Port Augusta News Paper! Well done students from Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Leigh Creek, Coober Pedy, Quorn, Whyalla, Mark Oliphant College and Ocean View for doing us proud.