ABOUT THE PROGRAM
‘To become the school of choice for talented sporting students in our community by providing the opportunity to excel in their chosen sporting field’
The Kambrya College Athlete Development Program (ADP) focusses on holistic athlete development catering to students from all different sporting fields. Students within the program gain access to technical coaching and training that is designed to enhance progression in each students chosen sport.
The program comprises of:
- Year 7/8 squad
- Year 9 Squad
- Year 10 squad
- Senior (Year 11/12)
Participation in ADP is voluntary, so there are fees associated with the program. Fees cover:
- ADP training top and student pack
- Access to industry professionals
- Breakfast post training
MCG Excursion – 15th September 2022
Liam Twomey (Australian Paralympian) – 12th October 2022
THE 2023 TEAM
Priority enrolments are provided to students within our current school zone as set out by the Department of Education and Training. If you wish to see if you live within the school zone please refer to the links below
Applications for 2023 are open now. Please see the link below.
Late in Term 1 NETFIT came to run a group fitness session, working through a high intensity session which included netball and AFL drills. They had the music pumping to get the energy levels up. If any of you watched the Melbourne Vixens game on Saturday 29th, May you may have noticed that Rahni Samason who conducted the session made her debut shooting at 100% (19 from 19 in normal shots and 8/10 in the supershots. The game was all tied up at the siren however Rahni had the opportunity to shoot a supershot after the siren to win the game, being calm and composed, she shot it and provided the Vixens with their first win of the season.
Liz Watson Visit:
Late in Term 2 Liz Watson from the Australian Diamonds Netball Team and the Melbourne Vixens came in to present a session.
Liz taught students the importance of conducting a sport specific warm up to help injury prevention, provided the students with some competitive drills that help them reproduce game like pressure situations. She was then able to share her elite netball pathway, nutritional, rehabilitation, leadership and training advice along with any other question that was thrown her way. Liz has signed one of the Melbourne Vixens Indigenous round training tops which is up on display in the Fitness Centre.
In the last few weeks of Term 1 the year 7 & 8 students headed off to AXIS Performance and Recovery for a fitness training session. Students worked through a warmup, a range of sprinting activities that focused on acceleration and deceleration. Students also worked on their landing technique through a range of exercises while also improving their fitness with some high intensity activities.
The students in year 7 and 8 headed to AXIS Performance to participate in their recovery program after the athletics carnival. Students were able to experience the compression pants in their compression lounge, the wet area where students rotated through the ice baths and also learnt a range of stretches and foam rolling exercises that can be used in their warm- ups and cool downs.
Bailey Fritsch Presentation:
The Athlete Development Program was lucky enough to have 2021 Melbourne Premiership player Bayley Fritsch run an online session. Students were able to listen to his AFL journey and get an insight into his experience playing in the 2021 Grand Final where he kicked 6 goals and came runner up in the Norm Smith to lead Melbourne to break their premiership drought of 57 years. At the end of the session students were able to ask Bayley questions.
Genvieve Lacaze Presentation:
During Remote Learning we were lucky enough to have Genevieve join us and present an online session after competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Genevieve competed in the 3000m Steeplechase and currently holds the Australian Record in this event, however during the final, she ruptured her Achilles tendon while going over the last water pit .
Students had the opportunity to listen to her pathway to elite level Athletics, her journey to her last three Olympics, motivation, injuries, rehabilitation and goal setting along with how comfortable the cardboard beds were in the Tokyo Olympics village. The students all asked some amazing questions and enjoyed the session.
Sam Coppinger Presentation:
Students have been lucky enough to have two sessions with Nutritionist Sam Coppinger, from the Western Bulldogs. Sam discussed the importance of maintaining a healthy and nutritional lifestyle and provided easy and fun meal and snack ideas that are perfect for school, sports training and match days.
Sam also joined us for our Parent information night where parents had the opportunity to listen to a similar session to our students and gain some insight into further support a healthy lifestyle of young athletes, whilst also having the opportunity to ask questions.
Each year level attended online sessions held by Iron Tribe to assist them in learning proper technique when completing basic movements within the gym.
On Wednesday 25 of May, Students were invited to attend an online session with Stefan Mauk – Professional Australian Soccer Player and founder of The Inner Game and creator of the Inner Game journals that students received in their student packs.
Stefan ran a session based around his personal career and the importance of a range of different aspects including Sleep, Mindfulness and Goal Setting and how they affect elite athletes and strategies that students can put in place to assist with meeting the needs for each of these.
On Wednesday 8th of June, the ADP Students were privileged to meet two of Australia’s best boxers – the Moloney Brothers Jason and Andrew fresh off their Victory’s at Marvel Stadium here in Victoria. The session began with an in depth Q&A about their boxing history, training requirements and aspirations. Whilst the students were listening Jason brought in his two recent belts that he won for the students to see, hold and take photos with .Post discussion the students participated in a high intensity fitness and boxing clinic After the fitness session students had the opportunity to take photos with the brothers.
Jason Moloney has since advanced to World Number 1 in Bantamweight and Andrew continues on his journey to become world number 1 in Super Fly weight again.
Students were lucky enough to have METS Performance visit us and allow students to use a range of equipment that is used within the elite sporting industry. METS specialises in helping endurance athletes improve their performance through access to affordable sport science testing, coaching and consulting.
On Monday 20th of June, we were lucky enough to have our whole program from Year 7 through to Year 12 go on our First Excursion for the Year. All students were invited to visit Melbourne United Training Facilities and participate in a session ran by Hoop City. Students were lucky enough to be joined by current Melbourne United Shae Ili- point guard who has previously been awarded NBL’s Best Sixth Man Award. Students had the opportunity to use all of the facilities at Hoop City including the Full-Size court, Half Size Court, Dribbling Bays and Shooting Bays.
Some students also had the opportunity to have personal belongings signed by Australian Professional Chris Goulding including Jerseys and Basketballs.
Liam Baker (Richmond FC):
On Wednesday 10th August, the students were lucky to have Liam Baker (Richmond FC) visit and facilitate a football clinic and Q&A. Students had the opportunity to hear about Liam’s journey into the AFL system as well as learn about what it takes to be an elite athlete. Students really enjoyed the session and asked Liam some fantastic questions about his game day nutrition, recovery, and life as an AFL footballer. Students then had the opportunity to get a photo with Liam and a couple of students got some items signed.
NBL South East Phoenix – Clinic and Q&A
On Tuesday 23rd August, ADP students participated in a basketball clinic facilitated by South East Phoenix players Mitch Creek, Kyle Adnam, Dane Pineau and assistant coach Craig Simpson. The clinic focused on skills and game sense activities and concluded with a Q&A where students were able to ask the players questions. Students also had the opportunity to get some photos with the players and get some items signed. Students found this to be a very fun and engaging session.