This media release is from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) today announced the final 16 outstanding young athletes who have been selected in its 2022 Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
The final wave of scholarship holders who hail from a variety of sports including Athletics, Archery, Artistic Swimming, Boxing, Fencing, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Netball, Shooting, Skateboarding, Taekwondo and Tennis have been selected in SAHOF’s Tier 3 Scholarship Program.
New scholarship holder, 18-year-old Jett Carlin, following in his father’s footsteps, Commonwealth Games representative Paul Carlin, is grateful for the opportunity to receive SAHOF’s support.
“To be a scholarship recipient from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame means that there are people who believe in my path and are there to support me on my journey,” Jett said following his Scholarship selection. “Track and field is a very individual sport and you do everything from training to recovery by yourself, so to know there is connection being built with SAHOF is amazing.”
The nation’s leading sports scholarship program, which is supported by Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport, awards 32 scholarships in total each year and provides $150,000 in funding to future stars to support them in their quest for excellence and success on the world stage.
The 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Tier 3 Scholarship Holders are:
|Victoria Alcantara||15||VIC||Figure Skating|
|Jett Carlin||18||SA||Athletics – Hammer Throw|
|Alexander ‘Alex’ English||21||VIC||Fencing|
|Rebecca ‘Bec’ Henderson||20||VIC||Athletics – Racewalking|
|Renae Jones||18||VIC||Shooting – Olympic Trap|
|Paige Leonhardt||21||QLD||Para-Swimming (S14)|
|Tyla McDonald||18||VIC||Boxing – 57kg|
|Rachel Presser||21||NSW||Artistic Swimming|
|Oscar Stubbs||21||NSW||Swimming (S13), Cricket, Football and Tennis (B3), AFLB|
|Liam Sweeney||18||VIC||Taekwondo – 68kg|
They will each receive a $2500 sporting grant plus support and encouragement across the next 14 months from SAHOF and its esteemed Member base.
Sport Australia Hall of Fame Chief Executive Officer, Adrianne Sarkozy said: “We are all delighted to see such a varied array of sports represented in this program. From the traditional Olympic and Paralympic sports such as swimming, cycling and athletics to Olympic and Paralympic debut sports such as skateboarding, sport climbing and bocce. Additionally, the program provides inclusion for professional and non-Olympic/Paralympic sports such as cricket, netball, lawn bowls and many others. It is a unique program and an opportunity to inspire the next generation of Australian sporting heroes.”
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.”