Lone Star Program – this program is tailored for athletes who are ineligible for WRAS squad programs (ie. there is no program for their sport). It is expected that athletes are at the level of representing NSW in their sport.  Athletes must be turning 15-18 years of age in 2023. These scholarships are designed to assist pre-elite youth athletes in any sport, who are living or attending school in the western region.

The 2023 Lone Star program will run from November 2022 to July 2023. Athletes will graduate at the 2023 Presentation Evening in August.

Nominations for the 2023 Lone Star Program have now closed. To register your interest for the 2024 program, please click here

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To be eligible for selection in the 2023 program athletes must:

  • be turning 15-18 years of age in 2023
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be representing NSW in their sport
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date
  • Injury prevention screenings and strength and conditioning programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars

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Jocelyn Blair (Orange) – Athletics
Poppy Channing (Bathurst) – Football
Annie Craig (Oberon) – Rugby
Ellen Dolbel (Orange) – Hockey/Cricket
Luke Hinrichsen (Orange) – Athletics
Ella Penman (Dubbo) – Athletics
Mia Penman (Dubbo) – Athletics
Phebie Ryan (Dubbo) – Athletics