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Marymede High Performance Academy

The High Performance Academy provides an opportunity for Marymede’s elite sporting athletes to take their sporting performance to the next level through participation in an intensive conditioning program running across Term 2, 3 and 4 (5/6 weeks per Term).

The main focus of the ‘Marymede High Performance Academy’ is the development of functional strength specific to the given sport of each participant. Athletes will also benefit from a reduction in the likelihood of injury, increased self-confidence and improved performance in their given sport.

 

Jack Anderson

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer in the National Premier League

Sporting Idol: Cristiano Ronaldo - Because he is the best player in the world at the moment.

Sporting Aspiration: To play Soccer for the Australian National Team (Socceroos) one day.

 

 

Indiana Bodley

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Basketball (Whittlesea Pacers and Titans) and Athletics

Sporting Idol: Michael Jordan - Because he got told when he was young that he would never accomplish anything in the sport of Basketball, but he proved everyone wrong and became the best NBA Basketballer ever.

Sporting Aspiration: To play Basketball for the Opals and/or compete in Athletics at the Olympic Games.

 

 

Monique Bothma

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2014

Sport and/or Representative Level: Swimming at a State-National level

Sporting Idol: Cate Campbell - Because she is not only a fast swimmer but also a great motivator

Sporting Aspiration: To one day compete in Swimming at the Olympic Games.

 

 

Lucas Cuschieri

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer at club level and in the Under 14's Victorian Representative Squad.

Sporting Idol: Memphis Depay - Because he is a young player who plays the sport with pride and respect.

Sporting Aspiration: To play Soccer overseas and hopefully one day represent Australia.

 

 

Chantelle Dimovski

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer at club level and previously represented Victoria.

Sporting Idol: Philippe Coutinho - Because I like the way he plays - he is a great attacking player who plays in the same position as I do.

Sporting Aspiration: I hope in 2 years time to be playing in a WNPL Senior Womens Team and possibly in the future to play in the W-League or even in Europe or the USA.

 

Maya Dove

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Wheelchair Basketball and club and State level.

Sporting Idol: Leanne Del Tosso - She had a physical injury as a teenager and has worked hard towards playing for Australia.

Sporting Aspiration: To one day represent Australia in Wheelchair Basketball.

 

 

Reuben Hayes

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: AFL at Club level and Athletics at a club and State representative level.

Sporting Idol: Daniel Menzel - Because after 4 knee reconstructions he's still playing football at the highest level.

Sporting Aspiration: To either play one day in the AFL, or represent Australia at the Olympics in the 400m.

 

 

Keely Henderson

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2014

Sport and/or Representative Level: Professional Athletics (Sprinting). Have competed at many representative events including the Final of the 2015 Stawell Gift.

Sporting Idol: Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce - World and Olympic 100m Champion

Sporting Aspiration: To better my best ever time I take the track

 

 

James Henderson

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2014

Sport and/or Representative Level: Basketball at a club, State and National level.

Sporting Idol: Stephen Curry - He was always thought of as being 'too small' or 'too slow', but he has worked hard and proved everyone wrong and is now the reigning NBA MVP.

Sporting Aspiration: To play College Basketball in the USA and one day player for the Senior National Team (Boomers).

 

 

Nicholas Naskovski

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2014

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer at a National Premier League level.

Sporting Idol: Ronaldinho

Sporting Aspiration: To become a professional Soccer player.

 

 

 

Caleb Newport

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: AFL at club level and for the Northern Knights.

Sporting Idol: Marcus Bontempelli - He never played in any representative squads until the Under 16's but kept working hard and now plays in the AFL.

Sporting Aspiration: To be drafted to an AFL team and play at the highest level.

 

 

Daniel Tsafkas

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2015

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer in the National Premier League

Sporting Idol: Didier Drogba - One of the best professional Soccer players i've seen play.

Sporting Aspiration: To play Soccer for the Australian National Team (Socceroos) one day.

 

 

James Tsafkas

Year Joined The High Performance Academy: 2014

Sport and/or Representative Level: Soccer in the National Premier League

Sporting Idol: Eden Hazard - He is similar to me in height and is a player, that when watched, shows amazing talent.

Sporting Aspiration: My sporting aspiration would be to play the game at a professional level overseas, or even just to continue to play at a standard level as it is something that I love.