Lone Star

Online Applications

Athlete applications for the 2020 program are now closed the the squad has been selected.

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To be eligible you must compete in your sport at the State, National or International level.

 

"Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club" Lone star Program

2020 Squad

Ella-Rose Carson Archery  Armidale
Bronte Dagg Equestrian Armidale
Josie Douglas Gymnastics Calala
Amber Downes Gymnastics Hillvue
Jorja Power  Equestrian  Walcha 
Connor Roberts Swimming  Tamworth
Paige Seaton Gymnastics Tamworth 
Mark Stones BMX  Tamworth 
Maisie Wilde Gymnastics Tamworth 

 

2020 Program Manager

Brent Hartley 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male and Female athletes aged between 14-18 in 2020 live in the Northern Inland region, who have been selected within their chosen sport at state or national level.

Selection Process

Up to 8 regional based athletes may be offered a scholarship based on their recent performances, ranking and recommendations from respective state sporting organisations. Applications will be assessed by the NIAS Lonestar selection panel. Personal interviews may be called for.

Program year

Scholarship offered is for a 12 month period, November 2017 to November 2018

Program Outcomes

Lonestar athletes receive individual cash grants and support. These Scholarships are designed to assist athletes defray the costs of training and competing at a high level of such at state and national representation

Selection Criteria

  • Athletes may be involved in an individual or team sport.
  • Athletes who are eligible to apply for a NIAS squad based program during 2018 are ineligible.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the most recent performances by the athlete at state age level or equivalent.
  • An athlete can only have a 'Lonestar' scholarship for 2 years.
  • Athlete must be a member of a regional and or state sporting body.

Appeals

Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.

Program content

Lonestar requires the athletes to maintain monthly communication with the NIAS office in Particular the Athlete Services Manager. Athletes selected in the Program are required to:

  • Attend the induction.
  • RACE Workshops.
  • Be involved as a volunteer at a community event eg Volunteering at your sport for a junior competition.
  • Involved in a Media interview via Radio, Television or Newspaper.
  • Monthly Reporting.
  • Attendance at NIAS annual awards night.

Athlete Benefits:

  • Financial support, total reimbursement grant of $500 to go toward expenses incurred in gaining access to higher quality competition, training, facility access, gym fees etc.
  • NIAS GROWTH Day ticket
  • NIAS merchandise- training shirt, polo, shorts, full tracksuit, cap and socks. Additional items available for purchase.
  • Sport Science fitness testing and support.
  • 1 Ticket to annual awards night.
  • Media Recognition.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • Lonestar Sport is no 1 sport while on scholarship.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing the NIAS and its sponsors.
  • Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS anti-Doping policy.
  • Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

Cost

Nil

Applications

Open Date: 26 August 2019
Close Date: 18 December 2019

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email nias@nias.org.au

Applications currently closed

Partners

Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club
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