Nominations for Lone Star scholarships were open in early August 2018
What is the Lone Star Program?
The WRAS Lone Star Squad program provides regional based athletes, currently participating at elite or pre-elite levels, with education, support services (including strength and conditioning and physical testing) and possible financial assistance
The primary aim of the 2019 WRAS lone star squad is to identify and develop athletes to progress successfully to the next level of representation. Scholarships will be awarded based on the most recent performances by the athlete at, state, national or international age level. The Lone Star program is designed to cater for pre-elite athletes who have a desire to become elite athletes.
To be eligible for a scholarship, athletes must:
- Reside or attend school in the WRAS catchment which covers the following council areas: Bathurst Regional, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo Regional (including Wellington), Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops (including Boorowa and Young), Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
- Be involved in an individual or team sport (not currently a WRAS sport)
- Be aged 14 years and above on 1 January 2018. Special consideration may be given to athletes outside the eligible age, subject to approval of the WRAS Board
- If no longer attending school, must be in full time employment or undertaking full time study
- It is expected that athletes would be at least at NSW representative level in their sport
- Meet the selection criteria as outlined
- If selected, athletes must attend all designated activities and events that are conducted throughout the duration of the program
- The program will run from November 2018 to August 2019
The following selection criteria MAY be taken into consideration during the selection process:
- Recent performances and rankings at events
- Recommendation of the respective State Sporting Organisation
- Interview with WRAS selection panel
Benefits to athletes
- Education/personal development sessions in areas that will support individual development such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, media presentation, drugs in sport, etc
- Strength and Conditioning programs, support and advice (including Functional Movement Screening)
- Sports Science testing and support
- Access to squad activities and events conducted by other regional academies in NSW on a fostering basis, where available
- Media recognition and assistance with increasing the profile of the athlete
Need more information?
If you require further information and details please contact the WRAS on 6338 4821