8th December 2015 – Balmoral Room, Brisbane City Hall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe NEXT GEN ATHLETE presentation ceremony for the first round of recipients was held today at City Hall. The event was attended by athletes, their families, State Sporting Organisation officials and Trustees and Supporters of the Lord Mayors Charitable Trust.

Official announcements and presentations of NEXT GEN ATHLETE Round One recipients were made by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Chairman of the Lord Mayors Charitable Trust, Lady Mayoress Ann Quirk along with Robyn Smith CEO of Sport Inclusion Australia.

The NEXT GEN ATHLETE Program was developed by Sport Inclusion Australia with the support of the Lord’s Mayors Charitable Trust. 

The NEXT GEN ATHLETE Program is an innovative way of identifying and supporting young athletes with an intellectual disability in the Brisbane metropolitan region on their athletic pathway. It will assist to link aspiring young people with an intellectual disability to Queensland State Sporting organisations, Queensland School Sport and provide the opportunity to compete at local, regional, State, National and International levels while showcasing inclusive best practice and ultimately providing an opportunity to represent Australia at the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane


NEXT GEN ATHLETE Scholarship Recipients

Monika Christophorou – Athletics
Cameron Schefman – Swimming

NEXT GEN ATHLETE Grant Recipients

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlberto Campbell – Athletics 

Ashley Kate Schlenner – Swimming            

Jack Dixon – Swimming                        

Caitlin Kerby – Swimming                              

Colin Marks – Swimming         


Round 2 has now closed. You can find the recipients here.

The Third Round of NGA Scholarships and Grants will Open on 1st October 2016 for eligible Brisbane resident athletes and closes 30th November 2016.                        

Details of Application process and Application Forms can be found at here.