Benjamin Booth has been a successful recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Ben is a South Brisbane local having lived there his whole life. His sporting journey began in the backyard playing with his brothers most afternoons.
At Wishart State Primary Ben was involved in club swimming, soccer, tennis and whatever else was available to him. In high school his sporting passion grew for volleyball as he began playing with state and national junior teams.
As well as his sporting passion, Ben enjoyed learning in the classroom and graduated from Mansfield as School Captain, in 2019.
In early 2020, Ben was selected to compete in the U19 Asian Beach Volleyball Championships as a qualification tournament to the World Championships – now postponed to 2021. He is excited to play on the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour this summer in preparation for big events next year.
Ben is now 18 years old, a High-Performance Athlete and Coach with the Queensland Academy of Sport – Volleyball Program, studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Griffith University, and working a few part time jobs too.
Ben speaks of his selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program: “It is a huge honour to be among the recipients of the SAHOF Scholarship. To be a part of the SAHOF family, along with countless Australian sporting heroes and Legends, is surreal. Receiving this award and grant is a testament to the countless hours spent dedicated to becoming the best athlete I can be, and I am grateful for this recognition. This award is a great opportunity to meet and connect with others like myself, pursuing their sporting dreams.”
Birthplace: Hornsby, NSW
Disciplines: Beach & Indoor
First started: 2016
Studying: Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020: Asian Volleyball Confederation – U19 Beach Volleyball Championships
- 2019: Australian Open Volleyball Championships – Champion, QLD Pirates
- 2019: Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships – National Champion
Bio picture credit: Credit Rogue Gun
Last updated 18/09/2020