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Don Oliver Scholarship applications open

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Young West Auckland athletes who have the ability and attitude to achieve national and international success, are being invited to apply for a Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship.

Applicants are eligible from the day of their 14th birthday until the end of the day of their 21st birthday, if they have their home address in West Auckland, if they are pre-elite and in the opinion of the independent selection panel they have what it takes to reach the top in their sport and have a genuine need for support. Applications should include support from the applicant’s coach, club/school. Endorsement from their regional and/or national sports organisation is also welcome.

Applications close on 30 June this year.

Many past or present Don Oliver scholars have been highly successful, Lauren Boyle received several scholarships, and there hasn’t been a New Zealand Olympic or Commonwealth Games team in the last 16 years that hasn’t included at least one past or present scholar, and nine have a realistic chance of being at the Glasgow Commonwealths this year.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Foundation website at http://www.donoliver.org.nz/. Alternatively please ring Michael at Sport Waitakere on 09 966 3120.

Photo by Steve from Auckland Sports Photography