Notable Alumni

Bec Henderson

Race walking

2018 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Bec was the first SESF alumni to become an Olympian when she competed at the Tokyo Olympics at in the 20km race walk.
  • Bec was just 20 years of age, becoming the youngest competitor in the 20km Race Walk at the Games, where she finished 38th.

Jack Howell


2016 SESF scholarship recipient

  • At 19 years of age, Jack is the youngest international competitor in the world rankings and
    the youngest on the Australian team. 

  • Jack has won five medals for Australia and is currently ranked 6th in the World Triathlon Para PTS5 rankings. 

Gabby Newton


2016 SESF scholarship recipient 

  • Gabby is a talented dual athlete playing elite level Australian Football for the Western Bulldogs and playing for the Southern Sabres in the NBL1 in her off seasons.
  • Gabby was the Number 1 AFLW Draft pick in the 2019 Draft and Rising Star Nominee in 2020.

Changkuoth Jiath


2014 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Known as CJ, Jiath debuted for Hawthorn in 2018 and has currently played 37 games.
  • The 2021 season ended up being a breakout year for CJ. Nearly averaging 20+ disposals for all 16 games he played in before his season was unfortunately cut short due to a PCL injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

Monique Conti

AFLW and Basketball

2014 SESF scholarship recipient

  • In 2018 Monique won an AFLW premiership with the Western Bulldogs, receiving the honour of being best of ground in the game. In 2019, Monique was also awarded the Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest award.
  • Monique was also a member of the WNBL’s Southside Flyers Championship team in 2020.

Maddy Prespakis


2015 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Maddy is one of the brightest stars in the AFLW with 3 X AFLW All Australian team selections in 2019, 2020 and 2022 as well winning the Carlton Best and Fairest in the same years as her All-Australian selection.
  • In 2020, Maddy won the highest individual honour in the Women’s game taking home the AFLW Best and Fairest award.