Dale Sherwood inspects the facilities at Browne Park where he will hold his sports academy.
Dale Sherwood inspects the facilities at Browne Park where he will hold his sports academy. ALLAN REINIKKA AR

New sports academy for Rocky

TRYING out for a selection of sports is one bonus, but for youngsters aged from 5-15 years it will also be an opportunity to tread the hallowed turf of Browne Park.

Dale Sherwood is bringing his “Strive to Achieve Academy of Sports” to Rockhampton in January.

“We have 14 different sports codes with all our coaches fully accredited,” Sherwood said.

While the accent is on ensuring the children enjoy themselves, the variety of sports allow for those youngsters to find out more about sports, with which they are not too familiar, without having to pay a joining fee and purchasing expensive equipment.

Sherwood, who is the managing director of “Strive to Achieve Academy of Sports” and accredited coach of nine of the sports, said the academy worked by a philosophy.

“As a coach, how we measure success is whether the kids come back the next time,” he said.

Depending on local interest, Sherwood plans to bring up to eight coaches to Rockhampton - all accredited and many physical education teachers with schools.

“We were established in June (2009) and we are licensed with Cricket Australia for their Milo In2 Cricket and with hockey for their Hook In2 Hockey program,” he said.

The program at Browne Park will run from January 4-8 with sessions from 9am-2pm each day.



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