The Peel Regional Academy of Sports provides a range of support to high performance athletes in the Peel Region. The program provides accessible services close the athletes home base, reducing the need for excessive travel and reducing the stress associated with this. Athletes who receive a scholarship will receive support with services such as strength and conditioning coaching and plan, gym membership, nutritional plans and education; as well as access to talent development workshops and coaching support. Athletes also have access to a range of discounted physio and other services through program sponsors, more information on this can be found on our sponsor page. 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 PRAS program also expands its services to include support for coaches and referees within the region. Referees have access to similar services that athletes are currently receiving, including strength and conditioning coaching, psychological support and nutritional advice. Coaches have access to coaching development grants and coach development workshops.
The PRAS 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.