Individual Athlete Program


Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2017

The Southern Sports Academy provides individual scholarships to athletes based in Southern NSW, across a wide range of sports. the program is aimed at State level athletes aged between 13-18 years.

 This year, the Academy is again providing an Individual Athlete Program (IAP) to broaden the reach of our programs and to ensure the athletes that are deserving of support, receive that support.

The IAP is designed to support those athletes who continue to work tirelessly at achieving higher representation in their chosen sport but are not able to access the financial backing that athletes in ‘wealthy’ sports are able to access.

The IAP has also been a major player in assisting a number of Riverina based athletes that have gone on to national representation including Jada Whyman (Soccer – Wagga) and Carly
Salmon (Track and Field – Wagga). Other significant Individual Athlete Program scholarship recipients include Meg Senior (Swimming – Wagga) and Krystal Cheesely (Fencing – Wagga).

Attached is an application form for the IAP which includes the criteria and the benefits to be obtained, via the scholarships. In essence, the IAP is targeted at those athletes that have reached State level representation in their chosen sport and are aged between 13-18 years.

It would be appreciated if you could disseminate the application forms to relevant athletes and/or promote the respective programs in your newsletters. A closing date of September 1st for receipt of all applications is in place.  A map of our area can be found on our website at

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