ACADEMY CORNER

SUBWAY'S HEALTHY PARTNERSHIP

The Illawarra Academy of Sport is excited to announce the partnership of restaurant giant Subway with the IAS Triathlon Program for the next two years.

Subway has 27 restaurants operating in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands.

The Subway brand has a strong synergy with the IAS. Nutrition is a cornerstone for sporting performance and a core component of the scholarship educational curriculum.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Subway on board and their alignment with elite sporting programs is perfect," IAS acting general manager Shannon Fraser said.

"Eating healthy is paramount to sporting performance and with the convenience of 27 Subway restaurants throughout the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands there is now the healthy option for our athletes in the highly competitive takeaway food market.

"Not only is there a strong affinity between our brands, this relationship gives us a unique association with an internationally recognised brand for healthy eating," Fraser said.

The IAS Subway Triathlon program currently trains weekly under the direction of renowned triathlete Nathan Miller and will enter a strong team in the 2014 ClubsNSW Academy Games in April 2014.

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DOUBLE SILVER FOR TRIATHLETE SEAL

IAS Subway triathlete James Seal claimed dual silver medals at the National Junior Athletics Championships held at the Sydney Athletics Centre from March 12 to 16. James stormed home to finish second in the 3000m and stayed near the front to also claim second billing in the 2000m steeplechase.

These two national silver medals cap off a very successful month for James who was also selected as a reserve for the National All Schools Triathlon squad after finishing in a impressive eighth position at the NSW All Schools Triathlon on March 6 at the Sydney Regatta Centre.

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ILLAWARRA TO HOST 700 COMPETITORS

Athletes from the Illawarra Academy of Sport are gearing up for competition against some of the best regional teams in NSW, when they host the 2014 ClubsNSW Academy Games.

Athletes from IAS will compete in cycling, golf, lawn bowls, hockey, netball, rugby union and the triathlon.

The ClubsNSW Academy Games will be held on April 12 and 13, with about 700 competitors vying for honours in seven sports. The Games get under way with an opening ceremony at the University of Wollongong on the evening of Friday, April 11, followed by competition at venues across Wollongong, Shellharbour, the Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands.

The ClubsNSW Academy Games have been staged each year since 2005.

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