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Individual Scholarships

The South West Academy of Sport provides individual athletes with scholarships to grow and develop to the next level; this is all done through education.

Individual athletes get all the core services which are the backbone of the academy and any elite athletes’ essential development.

SWAS Individual Academy Athletes Are:

Temika Gay




Nickname:Temika

Home town:Macarthur

Sport:Badminton

Achievements:
  • Representing Victoria

Ambitions:
  • To play at highest level

Hero:

Quote:

Taylah Nelson




Nickname:Nelse

Home town:Portland

Sport:Basketball

Achievements:
  • state team for Country
  • State team for School

Ambitions:
  • Olympics 2020

Hero:Lauren Jackson

Quote:"Pain is only temporary, victory is forever"

Tanner Lovell

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Home town:Heywood

Sport:Soccer

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Penny Smith

 




  Nickname: Penny

  Home town:Bookaar

  Sport:Clay Target Shooting

  Achievements:
  • World Champs - Peru
  • School Shoot final - 1st overall
  • National Titles

  Ambitions:
  • 2016 Olympics

  Hero:Nick Kirley

  Quote:

"One life, one chance"

Oliver Bidmade




Nickname:

Home town:Warrnambool

Sport:Basketball

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Hero:

Quote:

Niamh Jones

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Nickname:Niamh

Home town:Cavendish

Sport:Archery

Achievements:

My 24 Target Field Archery Australian National Record

Qualified to represent Australia at 2015 World Youth Championships


Ambitions:

To shoot for Australia at senior level

To win a world cup


Hero: Sarah Lopez

Quote:"Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard"

Morgan Edge




Nickname:

Home town:Warrnambool

Sport:Volleyball

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Hero:

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Lucy Bunge

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Nickname:

Home town:Konongwootong

Sport:Hockey

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Jacob Mibus

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  Nickname:  "Cob"; "Corn Cob"

  Home town: Dunkeld

  Sport: Athletics

  Achievements:
  • 2012 National Champion 10-12 y.o Cross country and 1000m Time Trial
  • Silver 2012 National AWD 200m Sprint

  Ambitions:
  • Compete for Australia
  • Run at Commonwealth Games
  • Run at Paralympics

  Hero:

Robert Murphy - Western Bulldogs

Sally Pearson - Athletics


  Quote: "When you wear your teams colours, dont let them down!"

Jack Faderson




Nickname:Jacko

Home town:Heywood

Sport:Soccer

Achievements:
  • Selection Western Border Interleague Soccer Team

Ambitions:


Hero:

Quote:

Glenn Heazlewood

 


 

  Nickname:Gator

  Home town:Warrnambool

  Sport:Atheltics - Shot Put and Javelin

  Achievements:

      Ambitions:
    • Represent Australian at Paralympics
    • Paralympic medal

      Hero:

      Quote:

    Emily Johnston




    Nickname:Em

    Home town:Gringegalgona

    Sport:Hockey

    Achievements:
    • 2014 U/15 South Australian State Hockey Team
    • Competing at the U15 National Hockey Championships in Hobart (April 2014)

    Ambitions:
    • To be selected into future state teams and state squads
    • To represent Australia in Hockey

    Hero:Casey Eastham - Hockeyroos; Sally Pearson - Athletics

    Quote:"Never give in"

    Dylan Evans




    Nickname:

    Home town:Hamilton

    Sport:Archery

    Achievements:


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    Hero:

    Quote:

    Daniel Byrne

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    Nickname:Danny

    Home town:Warrnambool

    Sport:Boccia

    Achievements:
    • Silver Medal at 2013 State Championships

    Ambitions:
    • To represent Australia at the 2016 RIO Paralympics

    Hero:

    David Smith


    Quote:

    Courtney Van Diesen

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    Nickname:Courts

    Home town:Heywood

    Sport:Athletics and Soccer

    Achievements:
    • 15th State Cross Country
    • Cross Country America Tour - 13th and state meet invitational
    • Represent SA U17 Girls Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup
    • State Athletics (3000m, 1500m, 800m)

    Ambitions:
    • Team Victoria U19 Girls State Team
    • Represent Matildas
    • American College Soccer Scholarship

    Hero:Tim Cahill and Bernard Tomic

    Quote:"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" - Babe Ruth
    "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles" - Tim Cahill

    Abbey Sutherland




    Nickname:

    Home town:Hamilton

    Sport:Basketball

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