Lone Star

Lone Star scholarships were announced in August 2016

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 2017 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 Western Region (this area is bounded by Lithgow, Oberon, Cowra, West Wyalong, Condobolin, Narromine, Gilgandra, Dunedoo and Kandos/Rylstone
  • Be involved in an individual or team sport (not currently a WRAS sport)
  • Be aged 14 years and above on 1 January 2016. 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

Athlete Requirements

  • If selected, athletes must attend all designated activities, events and any sessions that are conducted throughout the duration of the program
  • The program will run from September 2016 to August 2017

Selection Criteria

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
  • Optical screening
  • 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