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.
  • Bec has qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the 20km Racewalk and the Marathon Team Racewalk Relay.

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. 

  • In 2024, Jack won the Stockton Oceania Paratriathlon, marking his first World Series win. This puts him well on the track to qualify for the 2024 Paris Paralympics.

Monique Conti

AFLW and Basketball

2014 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Monique won the AFL Women’s Best and Fairest Award in 2023 after a great season with Richmond FC. 
  • In 2018 Monique won an AFLW premiership with the Western Bulldogs, and was awarded best on ground in the game. In 2019, Monique was also awarded the Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest award.
  • This dual-sport superstar also plays for the Melbourne Boomers in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). Monique was an integral part of the Southside Flyers Championship team in 2020.

Harley Reid


2017 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Harley was the no.1 pick in the 2023 AFL Draft, selected by the West Coast Eagles.
  • Harley made his debut in round one in 2024 against Port Adelaide. 
  • The rookie is continuing to impress in his first season, having already secured nominations for the Rising Star and Mark of the Year awards.

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.

Changkuoth Jiath


2014 SESF scholarship recipient

  • Known as CJ, Jiath debuted for Hawthorn in 2018 and has played 45 games for the club.
  • 2021 was a breakout year for CJ. He averaged 20+ disposals in the first 16 games, before his season was cut short by a PCL injury.
  • Nonetheless, his early season performances earnt him a spot in the 22-Under-22 team.

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.

Jasper Stubbs


2019 SESF scholarship recipient 

  • In 2023, Jasper made waves in the international golf world by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships.
  • He debuted in the US Masters in April 2024. 
  • Jasper will also compete in the Open Championships at Royal Troon later this year.