2024 WestVic Academy of Sport x City of Ballarat
Individual Athlete Scholarship
WestVic Academy of Sport’s mission is to provide opportunities for Western Victorian athletes to be their best in sport and in life. To help achieve our mission everything we do as an academy is led by our guiding values: Excellence, Resilience, Passion, and Connectivity. These values allow us to lead the way for sporting success by guiding athletes on & off the field. In 2024, WestVic is very grateful to have the support of the City of Ballarat through a Community partnership as we look to support Athletes a little differently.
The Individual Athlete Scholarship, designed for athletes across the Western region of Victoria, offers a unique opportunity for tailored and holistic support in their chosen sports. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach, as we recognize the diversity of needs among athletes and aim to guide you to excel not only in your chosen sport but also in life. Understanding the importance of balancing athletic commitments with other aspects of life, especially for junior athletes, we emphasize load management.
The intake process for the scholarship will include applications and interviews. We aim to fill 25 positions for 2024, on a case-by-case basis. We will be taking a holistic approach to our selection, using our WestVic values as our guiding point. Some positions will be offered based on being ‘the difference between’, for athletes needing support in order to go further. We will be looking at Character, Performance & dedication in athletes – those who operate above the line. We will be consulting with our State Sporting Association contacts for each sport and we will also have an independent person on our selection panel to remain transparent.
SUNDAY 3rd OF MARCH 2024!
SPORT PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
The WestVic Academy of Sport delivers support to Western Victoria's elite and developing elite athletes through dedicated sport programs in which WestVic supports the training environment with support from the sport's State Sporting Organisation (SSO).
Athletes from sports outside the current sport programs are eligible for support through WestVic, by becoming an Individual Scholarship Holder (ISH).
Watch an interview with Andrew Perks (High Performance Director & Sports Director at Bacchus Marsh Grammar) & Julia Bourke (Shot Put & Hammer Throw) of the Westvic Academy of Sport Bacchus Marsh Grammar Program.
Watch an interview with Gymnast Hudson Irwin and Karen Smythe from The Vibrant Edge
Watch an interview with Emma Werner (Hammer Throw)
& Samuel Rizzo (Wheelchair Racing)
Watch an interview with Shaun Findlay (Alpine Ski Racer)
& Chris Radford (Strength & Conditioning Co-ordinator)