2013 Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club Lonestar Program Information:
|Who is Eligible||
Male and Female athletes aged between 14-18 in 2013, 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 to November.|
|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 2013 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.|
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:
♦ Financial support, total reimbursement grant of $750 to go toward expenses incurred in gaining access to higher quality competition, training, facility access, gym fees etc.
♦ Attend all program activities.
|Applications||♦ Open Date- 13th August 2012
♦ Close Date- 30th September 2012
|Oct 2012||Assessment and Interviews if Necessary||N/A||
|1 Dec 2012||Induction and Fitness Testing||Gunnedah||10-1pm|
|Monthly||Athlete Reporting to NIAS||NA||N/A|
|May-June 2013||RACE Workshops||Home Towns||5.30pm-9pm|
|Nov 2013||NIAS Annual Awards Night||Tamworth||6.00pm-10pm|
NIAS Office: 67 662526
PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY
Northern Inland Academy of Sport ABN 59 403 639 063
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