Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy Scholarship winners named

RIDE: Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy Scholarship winner Jaxon Rayner in action. PHOTO: Eric McConnochie.

RIDE: Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy Scholarship winner Jaxon Rayner in action. PHOTO: Eric McConnochie.

Motorcyclist Jaxon Rayner of Keith has been announced as one of the 12 recipients of a scholarship from the Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy.

The Limestone Coast Local Government Association, in partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport is pleased to be running the Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy Pilot Program.

The pilot program will provide scholarships to 12 athletes across the Limestone Coast. 

These scholarships will give the successful applicants access to a 12-month strength and conditioning course, a 12-month gym membership in their own town and education on what it takes to be an elite athlete.

The academy will also be employing local coaches who will be given training to help support the athletes with their programs.

With the amount of nominations received the process was a difficult one, with the quality of applicants a testament to the sporting ability in the Limestone Coast.

The range of sports and levels of achievement by the athletes was excellent. 

State Sporting Organisations and equivalent bodies were also engaged to help in the selection process. 

LCRSA coordinator Tony Elletson said: “We are extremely pleased with the athletes selected. We have athletes who have competed at National and State level in a variety of sports, and look forward to supporting them in their quest to become elite athletes.

“We will continue to work towards growing the academy and look forward to involving further athletes in coming years.”

Selected scholarship winners:

  • Cody Lewis, Hockey
  • Madisyn Freeman, Aussie Rules
  • Brock Keding, Baseball
  • Thomas Bignell, Swimming
  • Connor Prior, Cricket/Soccer
  • Hannah Elliott, Athletics
  • Jade Delaney, Hockey/Tennis/ Golf,
  • Kynen Adams, Aussie Rules
  • Zachary Walker, Basketball/Aussie Rules
  • Jaxon Rayner, Motorcross/Enduro/Supercross
  • Brad Hann, Athletics
  • Georgia Clarke, Hockey
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