Luke Durbridge Sporting Scholarship

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Swan Christian College is calling for applications for the Luke Durbridge Sporting Scholarship. Students in Years 7-12 next year (2023) who are young athletes trying to achieve the highest level in their chosen sport are encouraged to apply by Friday 25 November.

About the Luke Durbridge Sport Scholarship

Luke Durbridge, Swan Christian College alumni and current member of the international cycling team Team BikeExchange-Jayco initiated the scholarship in 2015 to encourage and support athletes in all areas of sport. This Scholarship is for young athletes who are trying to achieve the highest level in their choice of sport. The Scholarship is designed to provide some extra funds to help parents support their child in elite sport. The money provided through this scholarship can be used in a range of ways such as purchasing of equipment, travel to events and coaching/nutrition support.

About Luke Durbridge

Luke is a professional cyclist from Perth, and a graduated student from Swan Christian College. Luke 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. Luke has recently finished riding in the LaVuelta, an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain and will soon head back to Australia to prepare for the UCI World Road Championships being held in Wollongong, NSW.

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 Cycling 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 TEAM BikeExchange-Jayco and has competed in the Tour de France since 2014.
How to apply
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be able to meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a high level of attendance at the College
  2. Be in good standing within the College (both behavioural and academic)

To apply for the scholarship, athletes must write a letter of application addressed to the Principal via the Principal’s PA Mrs Natalee Friend by Friday 25 November addressing the following criteria:

  • Name of applicant
  • Category of sport
  • Individual goals for the sport
  • How does the candidate believe they would benefit from the scholarship?
  • Why does the candidate believe 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.

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