THE Pacific Sports Academy received a sponsorship boost as it strives towards achieving its goal this season.
The newly-established sports academy, which was officially opened in Nadi earlier this year to groom future rugby league and union players, received $5000 sponsorship from Geotech Drilling owners Gary and Charlotte Barnett.
PSA general manager Steve McLellean said they were grateful for the timely assistance from Gary and Charlotte.
"We are so pleased to have Geortech Drilling sponsoring us and we want to thank Gary and Charlotte for taking the initiative to help us," he said.
The academy offers unique opportunities for 15 and 16-year olds to progress to the highest levels of rugby union and league through innovative programs being undertaken at the PSA.
McLellean said the sponsorship provided by Geotech would scholarship an athlete into the program to receive residential camps at the former NZPTC complex which was previously utilised by the Fiji Rugby Union as its High Performance Centre.
He said all athletes would be assessed on their skill levels, strength and conditioning.
"We will give appropriate programs to our athletes for them to follow between camps which are only done during school holidays," he said.
Charlotte Barnett said they were happy to sponsor the academy.
"We are pleased to support the academy because of the benefits and opportunities that will be available to the naturally-gifted athletes here in Fiji, through the programs offered at the academy. It's our way of contributing to the development of our youth," she said.