The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation (AMASDF) is recognised and commended throughout the snowsports community for its support of up-and-coming athletes. In the 6 years since the Foundation was established in honour of Amelia McGuiness, a gifted athlete and student, the committee has awarded $164, 750 in Snowsports Scholarships. This has been achieved with the ongoing support of individuals and the business community.
AMASDF is dedicated to identifying athletes that have the required attributes to make it as an elite athlete in this highly competitive sport. Recognition is made with the advice and support of NSW Snowsports Discipline Committees, Head Coaches, Olympians, and others who have have firsthand experience and understanding of the determination, dedication, and sacrifices required for a snowsports athlete travelling the pathway towards representing Australia.
In our sixth year of operation, the AMASDF received 89 applications requesting assistance for young athletes from NSW, ACT, and QLD.
In determining the grant recipients for 2015/16, the committee reflected upon each individual’s performance levels; their potential for achievement over the next 12 months; and the quality of the application. Outstanding athletes were identified by their record of achievement, dedication to their chosen discipline, and commitment to their overall development.
For 2015/16, the AMASDF has allocated $4,800 to 10 Alpine and S/X athletes; $3,000 to 8 Snowboard athletes; $1,800 to 4 Freestyle athletes, $1,800 to 3 Cross-Country athletes and $500 to 1 Para-athlete. The AMASDF would like to acknowledge and thank the NSW Freestyle committee who matched the $1,800 allocated to Freestyle, providing extra support to the awarded Freestyle athletes. In total, AMASDF awarded $13,700.00 to 26 athletes.
As the AMASDF continues to grow, the committee will look at new ways to build the scholarship revenue over the next 12 months. AMASDF encourages all snowsports athletes, families, and the wider snowsports community to support the AMASDF. It is easy and fun to do - participate in our Amelia events and/or make tax free donation. To make a tax free donation via the Australian Sports Foundation, please visit https://asf.org.au/make-donation/?pid=1665
The AMASDF would like to thank all those who participated in the Amelia Events, donated to the foundation, and volunteered. A special thank you to the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation and the extended Amelia McGuiness family for their continued support of this foundation.
The 2015 Scholarship Holders are:
Jack Adams / Theodore Coates / Connor Leggett / Samantha Gaul / Isabella Davis / Finn Sadler / Joey Steggall / Zara Gardiner / Oliver Thompson / Sarah Lambert / Ben Tudhope / Hamish Roberts / Nelle Forster-Berguis / Lilly Boland / Will Martin / Cooper Woods / Phoebe Tudhope / Ethan Topalovic / Georgia Baff / Alex Dickson / Geneva Guy / Adam Lambert / Max Mandl / Tina Taylor / Matthew Cox / Tom Harveyson
In total, we have allocated $13,700.00 to 26 athletes.
The 2014 Scholarship Holders are:
Jack Adams / Lara Agnew / Matilda Coates / Theodore Coates / Samantha Gual / Logan Hanckel / Finn Sadler / Antonia Murphy / Joey Steggall / Zara Gardiner / Charlotte Murphy / Letitia Murphy / Felix Zylinski / Hamish Roberts / Matthew Bull / Sabrina Howell / Lilly Boland / Declan Burke / Damon Morton / Emma Bosco / Mitchell Breitfuss / Maddison Everingham / Jack Kitto / William Martin / Ethan Topalovic / Phoebe Tudhope / Cameron Waddell / Georgia Wood / Cooper Woods / Matthew Thomas / Adam Lambert / Georgia Baff / Matthew Cox / Alex Dickson / Genea Guy / Bryn Nicholas / India Shinn-Rees / Tom Harveyson / Max Mandl / Lewis Kennedy-Hunt / Christina Taylor / Zahra Kell / Ben Tudhope
In total, we have allocated $15,550.00 to 43 athletes.
The 2013 Scholarship Holders are:
Jonty O'Callaghan / Ben Tudhope / Lee Garner / Louis Muhlen / Jack Adams / Sam Robertson / Logan Hanckel / Henry Heaydon / Theodore Coates / Sammie Gaul / Matilda Coates / Greta Small / Phoebe Wood / Annabelle Hough / Kathryn Parker / Charlotte Murphy / Lucy Glanville / Damon Morton / Hamish Roberts / Daniel Walker / Matthew Bull / Sabrina Howell / Nelle Forster-Berguis / Tess Noble / Tess Bradford / Declan Burke / Will Neuhaus / Jillian Colebourn / Sophie Ash / Emma Bosco / Claudia Gueli / Pip Sparrow / Georgia Stewart / Maxwell Bernard / Jack Kitto / Peter Milliken / Ethan Topalovic / Thomas Waddell / Cooper Woods / Jakara Anthony / William Martin / Joshua Miller / Matthew Thomas / Adam Lambert / Georgia Baff / Geneva Guy / Max Mandl / Riley May / Alexandra Fitch / Matthew Cox / Cassandra Fortune / Christian de Oliveira / Mahalah Mullins
In total, we have allocated $39,500.00 to 53 athletes.
The 2012 Scholarship Holders are:
Eliza Honan / Maxwell Bernard / Karl Van Goor / Jillian Colebourn / Damon Morton / Hamish Roberts / Annabelle Hough / Peter Milliken / Ethan Topalovic / Matthew Cox / Sabrina Howell / Tess Noble / Sophie Wood / Jakara Anthony / Matthew Graham / Thomas Waddell / Georgia Wood / Cassandra Fortune / Riley May / Annabel Tudhope / Matthew Bull / Jackson Coull / Tom Lewis / Sophie Ash / Alexandra Fitch / Joshua Glen / Matthew Thomas / Lucy Glanville / Jack Kitto / Adam Lambert / Gregory Whitehead / James Campbell / Matilda Coates / Theodore Coates / Sarah Dennis / Kathryn Parker / Greta Small / Cooper Woods-Topalovic / Joss McAlpin
In total, we have allocated $19,000.00 to 40 athletes.
The 2011 Scholarship Holders are:
Nicole Harris / Jonty O'Callaghan / Jack Adams / Rebecca Brown / Theodore Coates / Matilda Coates / Brooke Dunleavy / Tim Easdale / Zac Kelly / Alia Moore / Louis Muhlen / Kathryn Parker / Alexandra Pilat / Sam Robertson / Greta Small / Claudia Leggett / Jack Millar / Georgia Wood / Jakara Anthony / Spencer Barnes / Zach Biesse Fitton / Britteny Cox / Lee Garner / Matthew Graham / Genevieve Martin / Peter Milliken / Pip Sparrow / Kasha Wojick / Georgia Baff / Henry Bessell / Belle Brockhoff / Alexandra Fitch / Cassie Fortune / Harry Green / Jarryd Hughes / Adam Lambert / Joss McAlpin / Matthew Thomas / Matthew Bull / Liam Burton / Jillian Colebourn / Lucy Glanville / Sabrina Howell / Damon Morton / Hamish Roberts / Gabriella Cigana.
In total, we have allocated $50,000.00 to 46 athletes.
The 2010/2011 Scholarship Holders were:
The name, age, residential state, and amount received by the athletes are:
DWA: Nicole Harris – Age 17 – NSW - $1,500.00
Alpine: Sam Biilmann - Age 17 - NSW - $1,000.00 / Brooke Dunleavy - Age 17 - Victoria - $1,000.00 / Lily Newton-Brown - Age 13 - Queensland - $1,000.00 / Jack Adams - Age 12 - NSW - $500.00 / The Coull Family - Victoria - $500.00 – Harrison, Age 16 & Jackson, Age 17 / Sarah Dennis - Age 12 - NSW - $500.00 / Toni Hodkinson - Age 17 - NSW - $500.00 / Iain McFie - Age 16 - Victoria - $500.00 / Alia Moore – Age 15 – NSW - $500.00 / Kathryn Parker - Age 12 - Victoria - $500.00 / The Pilat Family - NSW - $500.00 – Alexandra, Age 16 & Elizabeth, Age 18 / Sam Robertson – Age 17 –NSW - $500.00 / Greta Small - Age 15 – Western Australia - $500.00 / The Sugarman & Thompson Family - NSW - $500.00 – Hannah, Age 14 & Oliver, Age 13 / Ben Tyler - Age 14 - Victoria - $500.00 / Georgia Wood – Age 13 – NSW - $500.00.
Snowboard: Belle Brockhoff - Age 17 - Victoria - $1,000.00 / Troy Sturrock - Age 16 - NSW - $1,000.00 / Henry Bessell - Age 14 - ACT - $500.00 / Matthew Cox - Age 12 - NSW - $500.00 / Micheala Davis-Meehan - Age 18 - NSW - $500.00 / Alex Fitch - Age 15 - NSW - $500.00 / Alexander Harper - Age 19 - Victoria - $500.00 / Daniel Klein – Age 14 – Victoria - $500.00 / Melanie Lappas - Age 16 - NSW - $500.00 / Joss McAlpin - Age 16 - NSW - $500.00 / Lauren Staveley - Age 16 - Victoria - $500.00 / Karl Van Goor - Age 14 - NSW $500.00.
Cross-Country: Lucy Glanville – Age 16 – NSW - $1,000.00 / Ashleigh Spittle – Age 17 – Victoria - $500.00 / Liam Burton – Age 12 – NSW - $500.00 / Gabriella Cigana – Age 16 – NSW - $500.00 / Sabrina Howell – Age 13 – NSW - $500.00 / Siobhan Jones – Age 16 – NSW - $500.00 / Alex Lewis – Age 15 – NSW - $500.00 / Damon Morton – Age 14 – Victoria - $500.00 / Anna Trnka - Age 16 – Victoria - $500.00.
Freestyle: Britteny Cox – Age 16 – Victoria - $1,000.00 / Jakara Anthony – Age 12 – Victoria - $500.00 / Rohan Chapman-Davies – Age 19 – NSW - $500.00 / Lee Garner – Age 14 – NSW - $500.00 / Matt Graham – Age 16 – NSW - $500 / Nicole Parks – Age 17 – NSW - $500.00 / James Phillips – Age 16 – Victoria - $500.00