Sports scholarships for local three

THREE New Norfolk Rowing Club members are among 104 athletes who will receive Tasmanian Institute of Sport Scholarships for 2012. Lyons Labor MHA Rebecca White said the scholarships, now in their 26th year, provided invaluable support to talented Tasmanian athletes striving to achieve at the highest level.

“The State Government is committed to supporting our sporting stars, and this year we have contributed $2.11 million to assist elite and promising Tasmanian athletes,” Ms White said. “Next year will be a very important one for our elite athletes as they aim to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.”

“These scholarships will help them balance the demands of competitive sport with their personal, work and academic commitments,” Ms White said. “The athletes will receive elite coaching, sports science and technical analysis, strength and conditioning coaching, training and competition equipment, national and international training and competition experiences, career and education advice and financial support.”

Locally resident 2011 rowing world champion Anthony Edwards has received another TIS scholarship, along with fellow NNRC members Kate Hornsey and Kerry Hore.
Edwards and Hore were also finalists in this year’s Tasmanian Athlete of the Year Award.

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