The Greater Renews Essential Support for Local Athletes

Young Central Coast athletes and their coaches will benefit from the Greater Building Society renewing its sponsorship of the Central Coast Academy of Sport for another year.

Central Coast Academy of Sport managing director Ian Robilliard and Greater Building Society Erina branch manager Anne-Maree James Yates made the announcement today whilst watching one of the local athletes that will benefit from the funding in action.

Josh English is part of the CCAS Future Star Athletes program (Boxing). The 22 year old from Gosford is heading off on Saturday April 5 to the Australian Boxing Championships in Freemantle as a NSW Captain. He will be fighting for a spot in the Commonwealth Games Squad.

A former rugby league player, Josh won the Chairman’s Award in the 2013 CCAS Awards.

Mr Robilliard said The Greater has been the exclusive financial partner to the Academy since October 2006. He said the funding and in-kind support provided it with financial stability.

“The Greater Building Society funding means our expert coaches can offer the highest standard of support to local up and coming athletes,” Mr Robilliard said.
Ms James Yates said The Greater is Australia’s most loved banking organisation and is pleased to be sharing in the Central Coast’s love of sport.

“Supporting organisations such as the Central Coast Academy of Sport, who do such great work for local athletes and families, is another way we can give back to the Central Coast community,” Ms James Yates said.

Mr Robilliard said the two organisations would continue to work together to grow and benefit the other. The Greater will continue to offer financial fitness seminars to athletes and families and the Academy will support a new acquisition program to bring additional advantages to new and existing customers of The Greater.

The Greater has seven branches on the Central Coast.

The Academy offers high performance programs in 13 sports as well as a Future Stars program. These programs provide not only 'on-field' development opportunities for athletes, but also focus on personal development of young athletes to 'influence generations' and create better citizens within the local community.

The Central Coast Academy of Sport is supported by the following business partners:

  • The Greater Building Society
  • NSW Government
  • Mingara Recreation Club
  • The University of Newcastle
  • NBN Television
  • Southern Cross Austereo (101.3 Sea FM and 107.7 2GO)
  • Gosford City Council
  • Wyong Shire Council.