The Peel Sport and Recreation Network (PSRN) are pleased to introduce its regional talent development program (RTD) known as the Peel Regional Academy of Sports (PRAS). This program targets specific high performing athletes and provides them with support, by creating accessible training environments within the Peel region. The athletes who receive a scholarship will receive support with services such as strength and conditioning, sports science and nutritional advice; as well as access to talent development workshops and coaching support. This program will allow athletes who reside within the Peel region to spend more time training at a closer proximity to their home base. The core aspect of the program is sport specific, strength and conditioning sessions conducted on a weekly basis by industry professionals from our Peel base.
The program has recently expanded to include support for coaches and referees within the region. Referees now have access to similar services that athletes are currently receiving including strength and conditioning, sports science and nutritional advice. Coaches have access to coaching development grants and coach devlopment workshops.
This PSRN project is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the relevant State Sporting Associations. Each athlete and referee scholarship is for a period of 12 months, commencing in April each year. Scholarships will be reviewed annually with the results of athletes to be tracked and used in a renewal process the following year.