Academy Launches “A Night With The Stars”

 The Western Sydney Academy of Sport has launched its annual fundraising dinner “A Night With The Stars” in style at a networking function held in the Gold Class Lounge at Event Cinemas, Castle Hill on 27 November 2012.

The launch function highlighted three of the Academy’s local athletes; Carl Jackson, 15, from Castle Hill, a member of the Academy’s Triathlon Program; Nic Cadman, 16, from Baulkham Hills, a member of the Academy’s Lawn Bowls Program and Tasha Strachan, 16, from Glenhaven, a member of the Academy’s Netball Program.

 “A Night With The Stars” is western Sydney’s very own celebrity sports dinner and is made possible with the support of many of the region’s most significant corporate entities, this year under the leadership of John Glover, CEO, Pendragon.

 “It gives me great pleasure to be Chair of this year’s Western Sydney Academy of Sport event organising committee. The aim of the night is to raise as much money as possible to help positively and significantly influence the success of the talented young western Sydney athletes as they progress to the elite levels of representation in their chosen sport ” said John Glover.

 “From a business point of view Sport teaches us how to work as a team and also how to quickly get over disappointment whilst trying to do and be our best each and every day” he added.

 The Academy is very pleased to have the support of organisations such as Woolworths Limited, Pendragon, Crowe Horwath, Castle Hill RSL Club, Austbrokers, Taggart Nominees, Loxley on Bellbird Hill, Jani-King, Transparent Communications, Ricoh, Event Cinemas, Sony Music and The Hills Shire Times, all of whom contribute significantly to the success of this fabulous annual event.

 Now in its fourth year, “A Night With The Stars” will be held on

Friday 1 March 2013 in the Lyceum at Castle Hill RSL and promises to be the best yet. The event, to be hosted by Fox Sports Commentator Matt Russell, will feature high quality entertainers courtesy of Sony along with a celebrity sports panel headed by Phil Gould, Executive General Manager of Panthers Rugby League.

 The event will also include a major auction where many unique experiences will be on offer along with silent auction items and other sensational prizes through our raffle. Just a few of the great items up for grabs include a Gold Class Experience for 46 people courtesy of Event Cinemas Castle Hill, a gourmet dinner and accommodation package for 10 courtesy of Loxley on Bellbird Hill and a Whitewater Rafting experience for 8 courtesy of Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

 The Western Sydney Academy of Sport is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that provides high performance development programs for talented young athletes from across western Sydney. To date, these annual events have raised over $90,000 for the Academy’s athletes and assists the Academy in providing more opportunities for the next generation of sports stars.

 Academy CEO Martin Bullock said “the combined efforts of so many corporate supporters from across the region is a wonderful show of support for western Sydney’s talented young athletes. The Academy is a showcase for the enormous talent pool that lies within western Sydney and so many of our talented young sportspeople will benefit greatly from the funds raised from such an event.”

 Tickets including a 3 course meal, beverages and entertainment are now available for $160 per seat or $1,500 for a table of ten. For further information please contact Sally Ryan at the Academy on 4725 6566 or or book online at