Congratulations to all 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Scholarship & Mentoring Program recipients.
Throughout October, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) announced its Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 2022 Scholarship & Mentoring Program recipients. The 2022 Program will provide 32 elite young Australian athletes a total of $150,000 in funding, with thanks to Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport, as well as access to a mentorship with a SAHOF Member (Tier 1). Congratulations to all 32 Scholarship Holders and thank you to those Members who will provide their valuable time and expertise as Mentors for those in Tier 1.
Since 2006, the Program has assisted 141 athletes across 46 sports with a total of $700k in grants, and 62 SAHOF Members have generously volunteered their time to Mentor the next generation of Australian dream builders.
TIER 1 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS
Our 2022 Tier 1 Scholarship Holders are six young athletes from the sports of Sailing, Athletics, Cycling, Wakeboarding, Equestrian and Skiing. Zac Littlewood, Alessia McCaig, Mikayo Mundy, Bendere Oboya, Jess Rice-Ward and Cooper Woods will have access to unrivalled mentoring and support from Australia’s most successful sporting greats, who will volunteer their time over 14 months.
The Program wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member base; among those are current and previous Mentors John Eales AM, Matthew Mitcham OAM, Adam Gilchrist AM, Debbie Watson OAM, Dawn Fraser AC MBE, Malcolm Page OAM, Steve Hooker OAM, Nick Farr-Jones AM, and Layne Beachley AO. [Read more]
TIER 2 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS
In 2022, a further ten Scholarship Holders from ten sports – Rowing, Cycling, Canoe/Kayak, Surf Life Saving, Hockey, Diving, Swimming, Sport Climbing, Lawn Bowls and Karate – have been selected as part SAHOF’s Tier 2 Scholarship Program.
Hayden Cotter, Natalia Drobot, Harry Fox, Nikita Hains, Amy Lawton, Oceania Mackenzie, Maddie McTernan, Jake Rynne, Imandi Seneviratne and Kyle Willis will each receive a $5,000 sporting grant plus support and encouragement across the next 14 months from SAHOF.
In 2020, the Scholarship & Mentoring Program was expanded from five Scholarships per year to a three-tiered, 32-Scholarship Program that’s open to all elite junior Australian athletes between the ages of 15–21, including ten successful Tier 2 applicants. [Read more]
TIER 3 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS
The 2022 group of sixteen Tier 3 Scholarship Holders hail from a variety of sports including Athletics, Archery, Artistic Swimming, Boxing, Fencing, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Netball, Shooting, Skateboarding, Taekwondo and Tennis.
Victoria Alcantara, Jett Carlin, Alex English, Bec Henderson, Lidiia Iakovleva, Renae Jones, Paige Leonhardt, Tyla McDonald and Jesse Moore, along with Tyler Orr, Rachel Presser, Taylah Preston, Oscar Stubbs, Liam Sweeney, Branden Tse and Kieran Woolley round out the 2022 Program and will each receive a $2500 sporting grant plus support and encouragement across the next 14 months from SAHOF.
Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program Chair, Sue Stanley OAM said: “We acknowledge a further 16 elite young Australian athletes as Tier 3 Scholarship Holders and, through the Scholarship & Mentoring Program, offer them encouragement and financial assistance to help shape their athletic futures and achieve their dreams.”
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME WELCOMES BLACKROLL®
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame and BLACKROLL® share a common goal, to support all Australians in their pursuit of well-being and elite performance. Sport Australia Hall of Fame are pleased to announce that we have partnered with BLACKROLL® and welcome them as the official Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program recovery equipment provider.
BLACKROLL® equipment is made from 100% recyclable materials, and we look forward to them providing an added layer of support and education to our Scholarship Holders, aimed at optimising energy efficiency and sustainability.
BLACKROLL® are the chosen brand of Surf Life Saving Australia and Hockey Australia, and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame is excited to collaborate with their team to help turbo boost the next generation of elite Australian athletes.
AIS SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO HELP ATHLETES, PAST AND PRESENT
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has never had a greater focus on athlete wellbeing and encourages all athletes – past and present – to reach out for support, if and when they need it.
AIS Director People Development and Wellbeing Matti Clements said the AIS was intent on making high performance sport a positive life experience for all athletes, but had also enhanced its support services in recent years to help those dealing with any negative experiences.
“We want athletes to be successful in sport and life beyond,” Clements said. “Our AIS support services range from a national network of Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement managers embedded in sports as a direct helping hand for current athletes, through to the Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) and AIS Be Heard which provide free, confidential, specialised and independent support to athletes who are struggling.” [Read more]