We are excited to be continuing our partnership with Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) as the official SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program recovery equipment provider for 2023.
Six athletes have been selected in Tier 1 of the program and will receive $10,000 from SAHOF to go towards their training and competition, as well as one-on-one mentoring from some of the greats of Australian sport.
The Tier 1 scholarship recipients are:
Claire Colwill (hockey) who won a silver medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Alyssa Polites (cycling) who was part of the Australian cycling squad in Birmingham.
Mackenzie Mielczarek (athletics – javelin)
Max Stagg (baseball)
Jesse Parkinson (snowboarding)
Stefan Elliott-Shircore (sailing).
These six athletes have each been allocated a mentor each who is a current member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, having been inducted for success in and contribution to their sport.
The 2023 mentors are:
Scholarship Holders & Mentors have been paired with:
- World Cup Hockey bronze medalist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist, Claire Colwill, 18, QLD with Nat Cook OAM.
- U21 European Sailing Silver Medallist and youngest commercial pilot in Australia, Stefan Elliott-Shircore, 19, WA with Steve Waugh AO.
- Five-time National Javelin Champion and Oceania Junior Record Holder, Mackenzie Mielczarek, 19, VIC with Sharon Buchanan OAM.
- Australian Junior Snowboard Champion, from Queensland, Jesse Parkinson, 17, QLD with Barton Lynch.
- Commonwealth Games representative and three-time National Cycling Record Holder, Alyssa Polites, 19, SA with Leisel Jones OAM.
- Australian Baseball League player and first Australian to receive an invitation to attend the Perfect Game National Showcase, Max Stagg, 18, SA (Luc Longley AM).