Female coaching scholarship

Female coaching scholarship

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the Women in Swimming Coaching Scholarship (WSCS) 2017!


Name Course State
Alison Johnston Bronze NSW
Chantal Drummond Bronze NT
Emily Richards Bronze SA
Jennifer Veres Bronze VIC
Jenny Merrick Bronze VIC
Kathryn Bell Silver QLD
Tegan Butler Bronze QLD
Katherine Hurford Bronze WA
KellyStackman Bronze NSW
Kira Gibbs Bronze QLD
Stacey Bitz Bronze NT
Kara Herlihy Bronze QLD
Michelle Kearney Silver WA
Jenny Wood Bronze QLD
Kate Bolte Bronze NSW
Jessica Adams Bronze VIC
Michelle McCann Bronze QLD

Swimming Australia received over 70 nominatiions for the Women in Swimming Coaching Scholarship and have awarded an increased number of scholarships from 2016 to support more women gain further swimming coaching qualifications. 

The Women in Swimming Coaching Scholarship (WSCS) is a partnership between Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) and the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) aimed at providing quality opportunities to women and increasing the number of female coaches in Australia.

The WSCS will provide successful candidates with assistance in the enrolment of the bronze and silver license courses, including:

Travel and Accommodation: Swimming Australia will contribute to the cost of travel and accommodation for the duration of the participants awarded coaching course up to $1,000 (special consideration for additional funding may be given to those who are travelling from WA or NT)

Bronze: ASCTA and Swimming Australia will cover the cost of enrolment in the course valued at $360 for the bronze courses to be held on 27 April and 30 April 2017 (two separate courses) at the Sofitel, Gold Coast.

Silver: ASCTA and Swimming Australia will significantly subsidise the silver course to be held 26 - 30 April 2017, and will only charge candidates $295 (down from $895 and includes a ticket to the asctaAWARDS worth $130).

Applications for the scholarship will close 24 March 2017 with successful applicants to be announced on 4 April 2017.


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