Photo: Brad Saunders (left), after qualifying in Sydney, receiving his Golden Ticket into the X Games 2018
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport Skateboarder and VIS Scholarship holder, Brad Saunders has sensationally qualified for the X Games in Sydney. The X Games commences on Friday and concludes on Sunday, this weekend.
The X Games is the world’s biggest and best action sports competition. For the first time, the world’s number 1 action sports event, X Games is being held in Australia. The event will see the world’s biggest names compete for X Games Gold in Skateboarding, BMX and Moto X at Spotless Stadium, Sydney.
Brad Saunders and Hayley Wilson, who are among the first to win scholarships with the Victorian Institute of Sport's new skateboarding program, are on the shortlist for Australia’s first Olympic team in the sport at Tokyo in 2020.
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) has awarded two athletes from the FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport with Scholarships for 2018. Sixteen-year-old cyclist, Graeme Frislie, a student at Bacchus Marsh Grammar, has been awarded a Tier 1 Sports Program Scholarship, whilst fifteen-year-old Skateboarder Brad Saunders, a student at Beaufort Secondary College, has been awarded a Future Talent Program Scholarship. This is the first time FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athletes have received a VIS Scholarship, since inception.
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