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Apply now for the Far West Academy of Sport's Lone Star Talented Athlete Scholarship Program 2016/17

August 2016

Applications close soon

The Far West Academy Lone Star program is looking for talented athletes in the local government areas of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Lachlan (Tottenham and Lake Cargelligo), Narromine (Trangie) Walgett, Warren and Warrumbungle (Coonabarabran). If you compete at a regional, state or national level in your sport you may be eligible to apply.

What is the Lone Star Program?

It is a scholarship program that provides financial assistance and support to talented young athletes in the Far West region to enhance their opportunity of competing at a higher level. It also provides education and support services such as personal development, nutrition and sports psychology.

Who can apply?

Athletes aged between 13 and 18 years of age in 2017 (i.e. born between 1999 – 2004) living or attending school in the local government areas of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Lachlan (Tottenham and Lake Cargelligo), Narromine (Trangie) Walgett, Warren and Warrumbungle (Coonabarabran). Athletes must compete in a sport recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.

Scholarships will not be offered to athletes playing rugby league, netball or tennis as the Academy provides squad programs in these sports.

What are the benefits?

  • Financial support (from $500 to $1,500).
  • Athlete education sessions that enhance important off-field skills.
  •  Individually tailored development opportunities which best support progress through the athlete pathway

How to apply

To obtain an application package or to find out more information please contact the Far West Academy of Sport on (02) 6847 3638 or email executive@fwas.com.au

Closing date

Applications close Sunday 28 August 2016. 

Learn more

 Download the application form