WHAT we do:

The Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) empowers talented young athletes facing financial hardship by providing $1000 scholarships to athletes aged 10-18 years old, selected to represent their state, territory, or country.

WHY we do it:

  • 1 in 10 families are classified as low income in Australia.
  • Over 1 in 4 families live in rural and remote areas in Australia.


Our scholarships alleviate costs associated with travel and participation because, at SESF, we believe that your ability to play sport shouldn’t depend on your capacity to pay for it.

HOW we support athletes:

Our purpose is to deliver a scholarship program that provides:

  • Financial scholarships of $1,000 each to support school aged athletes representing their State or Country at sporting championships.
  • Ongoing mentoring opportunities from former scholarship holders and SESF ambassadors.



Scholarships awarded so far in 2024

May we thank the SESF for the invaluable financial assistance that was offered to Christi, to help with the large costs associated with participating at the National Championships on the other side of the country.  It was an incredible opportunity that has been a massive steppingstone in Christi’s athletic journey to becoming the best possible.”

– Deanne (Christi’s Mother)