Cobar’s footballers named among FWAS award winners

Cobar’s Sophie Clark earned the Coaches Award in her Girls Rugby League 15s team at the Far West Academy of Sport presentations on Friday night in Dubbo. Sophie is pictured with FWAS coaching staff Jess Skinner and Meegan Seymour along with guest presenter Ronny Gibbs, founder of the FWAS

The Far West Academy of Sport (FWAS) Rugby League boys and girls squads celebrated the success of the 2020/21 season with a presentation evening at Club Dubbo on Friday.
Special guest on the night was Ronny Gibbs who is not only a founding member of the Academy, but also a huge supporter of the FWAS program, coaches and athletes.
Ronny assisted the coaching staff in presenting awards and certificates to athletes.
With the introduction of women’s tackle into the Academy this past year and the changes to squad ages, 2020/21 has been a very successful season!
The presentation also gave FWAS the opportunity to show their gratitude to all of the coaching staff, sports trainers and volunteers involved this year.
The FWAS squads are made up of a num-ber of Cobar players with two Cobar athletes picking up major awards.
In the 15’s Girls squad, Sophie Clark earned the Coaches Award while Ebony Aumua was named the Girls’ Academy Club Person of the Year.
A highlight from the night was a personal message from NSW Rugby League Blues Coach, Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler.
Freddy praised the Academy for the opportunities and development it provides athletes as well as praising athletes and coaches on their successful campaign earlier this year in Wyong.
He also acknowledged the FWAS families for the support they give their kids to be part of the Academy.
Freddy sent up a NSWRL football for each of the athletes which Ronny presented on the night.