Bradley Woodward is a swimmer and surf lifesaver who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2017 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, and was paired with Clint Robinson OAM as his Mentor.
Bradley was born in Shelly Beach, New South Wales, in 1998, and began swimming and surf lifesaving at a young age during summer days at the beach. He specialises in Backstroke and started competing with Mingara Aquatic SC.
Bradley excelled at his two chosen sports as a young athlete, and in 2016 he earned a place on his first Australian team as a junior. Two years later, he made a successful transition to the senior ranks and made his first open team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. During the competition on the Gold Coast, Bradley won gold with the 4 x 100m Medley relay team and silver medals in the 100m and 200m Backstroke.
At the same time, Bradley was enjoying success in the surf. At the 2017 World Games, he won gold in the 200m Obstacle race, as well as a silver medal in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay and a bronze in the Manikin Carry.
Back in the pool, he represented Australia again at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, where he finished 6th in the 100m and 200m Backstroke, and at the World Championship Long Course.
“The SAHOF Scholarship has had such a positive effect on my career and I am so thankful for the support I received during my scholarship and the continued support throughout the past few years.” Brad said about the Program.
Honours & Achievements
- 2018: World Championships – Long Course
- 200m Backstroke – 18th
- 100m Backstroke – 24th
- 2017: World Games, Wroclaw Poland
- 200m Obstacle – Gold
- 4 x 50m Medley Relay – Silver
- 50m Manikin Carry – Bronze
- 2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Australia
- 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Gold
- 100m Backstroke – Silver
- 200m Backstroke – Silver
- 2018: Pan Pacific Championships, Tokyo Japan
- 200m Backstroke – 6th
- 100m Backstroke – 8th