Melville’s young sporting elite can apply for City scholarships


Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with the 2015 Youth Sports Scholarship Scheme recipients.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with the 2015 Youth Sports Scholarship Scheme recipients.

CITY of Melville continues to do its part to foster the next crop of outstanding local athletes, with applications now open for the annual Youth Sports Scholarship Scheme.

Young athletes who aspire to compete at the highest level in their chosen sport are invited to apply, with successful applicants receiving 12 months free access to both LeisureFit Booragoon and LeisureFit Melville.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City was proud to support its budding young athletes.

“We are honoured to give our elite young athletes the opportunity to focus on their training by providing them access to our premier multi-purpose LeisureFit Centres, which include swimming pools, state-of the-art gymnasiums and a variety of services, programs, classes and facilities,” he said.

“It is inspiring to see our young people leading healthy and active lifestyles, and we wish them the best of luck in achieving their sporting aspirations and hope to see them at future Olympic events.”

The scholarship is open to City of Melville residents aged between 12 and 19 years of age, on or before 1 September 2016.

While the scheme is targeted at athletes who have represented the state, or a similarly high level in their chosen sport, consideration will also be given to athletes who show great potential and dedication.

Applicants must live in the City of Melville with all application material supported by the appropriate state sporting organisation. Applications without such supporting evidence will not be considered.

Applications close 4pm on Friday, August 12.