About the project

Friends of BSA Luncheon Friday 8th April 12.00pm – 3.00pm Baveras Brasserie, the Pier Geelong Three course meal Support our local talent athletes and inspiring our young people to be the best they can be. Inspire others to aspire! Enjoy an afternoon with two of Australia's most successful individuals. Discuss their experiences whilst supporting our own local sports Academy.
  • Limited to 20 guests
  • Private dining at Baveras Brasserie
  • Exclusive opportunity to network
Special Guests Drew Ginn OAM, Australian five-time world champion rower and triple Olympic gold medalist Frank Costa OAM, Successful Businessman and former President Geelong Football club For more information please contact Cameron Loftus on 0423 650 219 or cameron@barwonsportsacademy.org.au Why a luncheon                           The BSA is funded by government and supported by partners TAC, GMHBA, Corio Bay Health group and others. Funding has not increased since 2007 yet the BSA value to the community has increased significantly. In order to maintain the current level of provision to sport in our region further revenue is required. We are offering a tax deductible contribution through the Australian Sports Foundation with the benefits of 2 excellent network opportunities as well as some engaging speakers. Types of support BSA offer We have 8 partner sports and in 2016 have 11 individual athletes from various other sports. Members of the BSA are offered weekly strength and conditioning, gym membership at Leisure-link, medical network, expert coaching opportunities, quality education sessions (nutrition, goal setting, sports psychology, injury prevention, leadership, driver safety, public speaking etc) as well as advice on travel, funding support and mentoring. The BSA have also taken over the Bis Sport grant which we run a fundraising breakfast for each year. From 2011-2015 we have raised $33,029 and granted $36,750. This has been received by 161 athletes with 43 competing overseas. In 2014 we also ran Geelong first Sports Conference in partnership with Leisure-networks. This aimed to develop coaching and also the governance of our local sporting clubs. Benefits to Friends of BSA You will become our Inner Sanctum members and be provided a ticket to attend our two major fund raising and networking events. Firstly you will have a seat at our exclusive luncheon with Frank Costa, Drew Ginn and Mark Blicavs. This will be held at the beautiful Baveras Brasserie on Cunningham pier and be capped at 20 guests. You will also be provided a seat at the Bis Sport breakfast and seated with the other Friends of BSA members. You will again be provided a nice meal, a special guest speaker and an opportunity to further network with well respected business identities. How is my donation tax deductible?                            We have partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) to enable donations to be tax deductible. The ASF was established in 1986 by the Australian Government to assist organisations to fundraise for the development of sport. How do I sign up to be a Friends of BSA member? In order to register and pay for the Inner Sanctum experience you can contact Cameron Loftus, Brad Tresidder or Stuart Nixon and complete the booking form provided. This will comprise a cost for the luncheon and a requested tax deductible donation to support the BSA. BSA World Champions
  1. Kelly Cartwright (AWD Long Jump and 100m)
  2. Jacinta Carroll (Water skiing - Jumps)
  3. Cameron Brown (Sports Aerobics)
  4. Thomas and Sophie Alexander (Sailing - juniors)
 BSA athletes graduating to VIS
  1. Jemima Moore (AWD Athletics)
  2. Kelly Cartwright (AWD Athletics)
  3. Kelsey Browne (Netball)


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