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Athlete Support


USC Sport sponsorship

In an effort to reduce the financial burden of sporting competition, and to improve athletic performance, USC Sport provides sponsorship to selected elite athletes. Below is a list of the sponsored services offered:

  • 12-month USC Gym, Pool, and/or Athletics Track membership (renewed annually, provided athlete is still competing)
  • Strength and conditioning programs
  • Functional testing
  • Preventative rehabilitation
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • USC Spartan merchandise
  • Access to additional sports funding for competition and travel expenses

Athletes can apply for USC Sport sponsorship by completing the USC Sport Sponsorship – Athlete Application Form (PDF 305KB) and submitting it to the Sports Coordinator at USC Sport.

Tel: +61 7 5459 4855

Athlete scholarships

Students with high level of achievement in their chosen sport are encouraged to apply for scholarships. The following scholarships are catered to elite athletes:

For more information regarding scholarships, please contact the Coordinator, High Performance Student Program, Tania Stevenson.

Tel: +61 7 5430 1210

Elite Athlete Friendly University program

The Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program supports Australia's elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.

In order to be eligible for this the applicant must be:

  • Recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) or professional player's association
  • A member of a national senior squad from an Athlete Career and Education (ACE) support sport
  • In a state or national level squad in open or age level competition
  • In a state or national level development squad
  • A coach or referee within national or international level competitions.

As part of the EAFU program, USC assists elite athletes and provides:

  • Advice and guidance on academic planning
  • Support in negotiating flexibility to meet academic requirements
  • Advocacy within the university environment
  • Support in negotiating and/or implementing cross-institutional study or credit transfer arrangements.

For more information and to gain access to the EAFU program, please contact Student Wellbeing.

Tel: +61 7 5430 1226

Elite Athlete Bonus

Applicants who are elite athletes may be awarded a bonus of up to three (3) OP scores or six (6) selection ranks.

Applicants for this bonus should complete the Access USC Bonus Scheme — Elite Athlete Bonus Application Form (PDF 256KB) and submit it together with documentary evidence to the Scholarships Coordinator at Student central.

Tel: +61 7 5430 2890

Chelsea Gubecka

Competed in 10km Open Water Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Kyle Bridgwood

Silver medalist para-cyclist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Chloe Grabs

2016 Rio Olympic Shadow squad member - Archery

Annelise Jefferies

U23 - ITU Duathlon World Champion 2015

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