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Posted by National Admin on 11/06/2019.
Be a part of The Sport Australia Scholarship & Mentoring Program

Junior Athletes Invited to Apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship

Australian junior athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Scholarship & Mentoring Program annually. 

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s Vision is to preserve and celebrate the history of Australian Sport and to excite all Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and life.

The Scholarship & Mentoring Program is one opportunity to continue achieving our Vision by helping young Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport. The Scholarship & Mentoring Program, will provide encouragement, support and funding for 14 months.

Most importantly, Scholarship Holders will enjoy unrivalled access to, and personal one-on-one mentoring from an Inducted SAHOF Member, surely no greater way to inspire young sportspeople to fulfil their potential.

One of Australia’s most prestigious organisations, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, represents the pinnacle of sporting achievement in Australia by acknowledging sporting greats who have gone beyond their sport to achieve cultural significance.

Inductees include Sir Don Bradman AC, Dawn Fraser AC MBE, John Eales AM, Catherine Freeman OAM, Ian Thorpe AM, Liz Ellis AO, Glenn McGrath AM, Layne Beachley AO, Louise Sauvage OAM, Tony Lockett and many more.

Each Scholarship is applicable from presentation of Scholarship on stage at the Induction & Awards Gala Dinner (October) to following December 31, 14 months.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program consists of:

  • A $5,000 sporting expenses grant
  • ‘The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder’ logo for agreed use
  • Strictly five Scholarships awarded

Since the introduction of the Program in 2006, 73 young Australian athletes (76 Scholarships) (Scholarship List) across 34 sports and 50 Members as Mentors have benefited from the opportunity of a lifetime to draw on the experience and wisdom of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Members in addition to the valuable cash grant.

Scholarship holders have been privileged to be mentored by such Australian sporting greats as; Catherine Freeman OAM, Susie O’Neill AM, Rechelle Hawkes AM, Adam Gilchrist AM, Robert de Castella AO MBE, Bruce McAvaney OAM, Nick Farr-Jones AM, Andrew Gaze AM, Mick Doohan AM and SAHOF Chairman, John Bertrand AO.

The success of this Program is outstanding, with 20 past Scholarship recipients representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, 17 at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 5 at the Winter 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 15 at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Chairman John Bertrand AO who was Mentor to 2013 Scholarship Holder and 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist, Olivia Price, said; “the Mentoring is a money can't buy opportunity. The impact of the Mentoring on our Scholarship Holders has been profound".

Applications close Sunday 7th July 2019 (midnight)

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