HPAP Blog

Winning the Bay Sheffield

Tuesday, February 04, 2020


At the end of 2019, I was really excited to be given the opportunity to compete in the South Australian pro-running event, Bay Sheffield. Running in the 70m Open Women’s and having a reasonable handicap, I was fortunate to win the heats, the semi finals and then the final race. It certainly was a shock for me and I'm still coming to terms with it.

I really appreciated running with such high calibre athletes, including an Olympian.

The Bay Sheffield win has inspired me to continue my training this year, as well as always do my best.

The preparation for this event varied from 5 to 6 training sessions a week including; weights, endurance sessions, fartlek, sprints and block work, which really seemed to pay off in the long run.

I hope to now compete in multiple Surf Life Saving Competitions including the Australian Super Surf League, State Titles and Nationals in Queensland.

Cloe Griffiths
Year 12

HPAP Personal Development Day

Friday, June 28, 2019


Welcome to our very first High Performance Athletes Program (HPAP) Blog.

Woodcroft College is the only accredited Athlete Friendly Education Centre in South Australia. We are only 1 of 2 in Australia.

The accreditation comes from the World Academy of Sport and is in recognition of the support we give students who are athletes in their own right.

Our High Performance Athletes Program gives students, who are competing at a state or national level, the support they need to train hard for their sport, and the flexibility to balance this with school work.

Today our HPAP Coordinator, Mike Chemny, ran a Personal Development day for our athletes.

They attended presentations on international and Australian Team representation and had a sports psychology session.

They ended the day with and a come and try session with our HPAP athletes.

It was a great success and testament to the commitment Mike puts in to both the program and the students.

Next Term our Blog will feature athletes, their stories and successes.

With over 30 athletes at the College, we are very proud to be able to support them in their endeavours. We look forward to sharing their stories with you.