The Luke Durbridge Sport Scholarship is being offered to students in 2017.
Former Swan Christian College student and current member of the international cycling team Orica-BikeExchange, Luke initiated the scholarship for 2015 in order to encourage and support athletes in the following fields:
- Road Cycling
- Track Cycling
- General Triathlon
- Adventure Racing
The money provided through this scholarship can be used in range of ways such as; purchasing of equipment, travel to events and coaching.
Luke is a professional cyclist from Perth and discovered cycling after participating in various sports in his younger years. Having dabbled in rugby, basketball and triathlon, at the age of 15 he made the transition to road and track cycling.
He won numerous national titles in his junior years, including three U19 World Championships and received a bronze medal in the Individual Time trial at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. In 2012 Luke turned professional with Orica-GreenEdge and went on to win dual national titles at the Australian Road Championships with the Individual Time Trial and Road Race. Luke continues to be a competitive member of the Orica-BikeExchange team, and this year finished in 1st place with a teammate in the Duo Normand in France.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be able to meet the following requirements:
- Have a high level of attendance at the College
- Be in good standing within the College (both behavioural and academic)
To apply for the scholarship, athletes must write a letter of application to the Executive of the College via Mrs Natalee Friend by Friday 11 November 2016 addressing the following criteria:
- Name of applicant
- Category of sport
- Individual goals for the sport
- How the candidate believes they would benefit from the scholarship?
- Why the candidate believes they are worthy of the scholarship?
We wish to thank Mr Luke Durbridge for his generosity in setting up this scholarship and look forward to his ongoing partnership with us as he supports up and coming athletes.