Regional Academies of Sport (RASi)




The Regional Academies of Sport (NSW) Incorporated (RASi) network covers each of the points of the compass in NSW. Member Academies include Central Coast Academy of Sport, Hunter Academy of Sport, Illawarra Academy of Sport, North Coast Academy of Sport, Northern Inland Academy of Sport, Southern Sports Academy, South West Sydney Academy of Sport, Western Region Academy of Sport and Western Sydney Academy of Sport.

These Regional Academies work with over 2,000 athletes, 300 coaching and program staff and are the delivery arm of pre elite athlete development programs.

The Vision of the collective network is ‘To be a collaborative, efficient and integrated lead organisation for Regional Academies of Sport’.

Click here to visit the RASi website for more information about the Regional Academies, news and upcoming events.

Each Regional Academy (listed below) conduct sport programs for talented young athletes, coaches and administrators across their local region. To nominate for a sport or for further information on each academy - click below to be directed to their sports programs and current offers.

Central Coast Academy of Sport


Programs currently open (closing soon) for nominations are Future Stars, Golf, Hockey, AFL and Basketball.
Information and how to apply available under Programs on the website.

Hunter Academy of Sport


Illawarra Academy of Sport


All programs are open for nomination (incl. AFL, AWD, Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Hockey, Lone Star, Netball, Rugby and Triathlon) Nominations will remain open for each program up until a few days before each sports specific trial.
Trial information, squad inductions and induction dates are listed under each program tab.

North Coast Academy of Sport


Northern Inland Academy of Sport


Programs open soon for AFL, Athletics, Basketball, Hockey, Lone Star and Netball.
Follow the “NIAS Sporting Programs” tab on the website for more info for each individual program and to apply.

South West Sydney Academy of Sport


Southern Sports Academy


Western Region Academy of Sport


2020 programs have closed for nominations - trials and events beginning soon.

Western Sydney Academy of Sport


South Eastern Sports Academy


Programs open soon for AFL w, Basketball, Golf, Lone Star and Netball.
Information regarding the nomination process for each sport is available on the website.

Far West Academy of Sport


Programs opening soon.

Lonestar Program

Each Academy of Sport provides programs specific to a number of sports. The Lone Star program is available to athletes who participate in a sport which is not currently offered by the Academy in a squad based program. The program will aim to prepare talented young athletes for progression to higher levels of individual performance and achievement – specifically State and National representation.


Academy Games

RASi also conducts the Academy Games - an annual tournament that has been held in various locations across NSW since its inception in 2005. Regional Academies from across New South Wales gather at a central location to develop athlete skills through meaningful competition, skill sessions and personal development activities.

For more information on the Your Local Club Academy Games head to the Academy Games page