AU Sport News

Scholarship Winners

Posted By Sports Development Officer on 27/04/2017

Adelaide University Sport (AU Sport) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 AU Sport Scholarships. Congratulations to the the below AU Sport Club members;

President's Scholarships:

Kieron Weatherill (Soccer)
Weatherill, a first year Bachelor of Law/ Bachelor of International Studies, is representing the AU Soccer Club in the Men's State League 2 (First team). Weatherill has come across from the Thebarton Senior College's first team where he was Vice-Captain for the last two years. Weatherill is an up and coming player, and hopes to continue his development.

Harrison Lewin (Hockey)
Lewin, a first year MBBS student, represents the AU Hockey Club's Adelaide Mens Premier League Team. Originally from NSW, Lewin represented NSW in the Men's Blues U21 Hockey Team as an 18 year old. Lewin hopes to make the South Australian squad in 2017 to face his old state in NSW later this year.

Lucinda Duxbury (Soccer)
Duxbury, a first year Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Diploma of Languages (French Studies), is a AU Soccer Club member and has been for the past eight seasons. She has now played in a range of different teams: U13s, U15s, U17s, Prems/Reserves and Div 1s. Duxbury has coached some youth sides including girls and boys at U9s and U11s level for Uni as well as being team captain in U17s. Duxbury has had some great honours at an early age by representing SA in the Selection in the U19s South Australian Schoolgirls State Team in 2014 and the U19s South Australian Futsal State Team in 2016.

Don Stranks:

Nicholas Winter (Cricket)
Winter is one of the most credentialled scholarship winners in 2017. Winter has held a SACA (Redbacks) Rookie Contract since 2013, playing for the Redbacks in the Matador BBQ's Cup (State One Day Competition). He has also played in the KFC Big Bash for the Melbourne Renegades. Winter was awarded as the leading wicket taker in the 2016/17 Future's League (formerly 2nd XI) competition, where he amassed 25 wickets in the competition. He was also presented as the inaugural 2016/17 AUCC Chester Bennett Scholarship.

Bill Scammell:

Kate Richards (Touch)
Richards, studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery student in her fourth year, has already achieved so much with the AU Touch Club. Richards is a general committee member at the club and has been a co-coordinator of the Waite Touch Football competition which runs between October and February (a 4 division competition, with 30-40) for the last two seasons, stepping down at the end of the latest season. Richards has participated in the last two SUG and was named the most valuable women's player in the 2015 competition.

Charlie Jessop:

Joanne Easson (Cycling)
Easson only took up cycling at the beginning of 2014. She has steadily improved since then and will this year compete in the Victorian Road Series. This will involve travelling to Victoria on several weekends throughout the year to compete with some of the best female riders in the country. This year she will also compete in cyclocross and will race in the National Championships as well as (all things going well) travel to China to compete in two international cyclocross races run by cycling's world governing body, the UCI. Easson recently acquired her Level 1 Coaching qualification, as certified by Cycling Australia. As well as racing, Easson will now take a large role in developing club members. Easson has continued her work on the Club Committee, and is currently into her third year of service, currently holding the Women's Officer portfolio.

Bob Heddle:

Lucy Holland-Smith (Hockey)
Studying a Bachelor of Law/ Bachelor of Commerce, Holland-Smith has continued her great work on the Hockey pitch after being awarded a Blue at the 2016 Blues Awards. Holland-Smith represented South Australia in the Australian Hockey League National Championships. Unfortunately for the UofA Uni Games team, Holand-Smith who has intended to play for the Blacks, was selected in the State Open Women's team and tournaments over lapped.

Patrick Ey (Boat)
Ey, the current Boat Club Captain, has had a large hand in club development in the last six years. Since 2012, Ey has been in multiple committee roles. These include; general committee member, assistant treasurer, interim men's vice captain, camps/trips organiser and in recent times, club captain. Ey has competed at every Uni Games event since he joined the Club in 2011. In total, he has won: 2011 Bronze - Men's Lightweight Four 2013 Bronze - Men's Coxed Four 2014 Bronze - Men's Eight 2015 Silver- Men's Eight, Silver, Men's Lightweight Four 2016 Gold - Men's Eight (Oxford and Cambridge Cup), Bronze - Men's lightweight four.

AU Sport Scholarships:

Edward Dadds (Football)
Dadds is a member of the Adelaide University Football Club (AUFC). In 2016, despite going on a study exchange to the University of Leeds mid-season, he still played 13 games in the club’s A Grade team. Studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media double degree, Dadds has an impressive GPA while still dedicating himself to all things Football. Dadds, an undergraduate representative on the Executive Committee of the football club, he was also the captain of the 2017 IV Football team and was also captain in 2016. He is also a sub-editor for the AU Football club’s weekly newsletter known as the “Substandard”.

William Campbell (Fencing)
Campbell who is studying a LLB/Bach. International Studies Diploma of Languages (French), has represented Australia Nationally and Internationally in Under/23 Fencing. Campbell represented the UofA at the Australian Uni Games in Perth in 2016 and walked away with two medals. Camobell also volunteers as a coach and committee member of another fencing club (Adelaide Swords Club) as well as his work with the AU Fencing Club, and is also an accredited national referee for fencing. Campbell was also awarded a Blue in 2016 and was awarded the Bob Heddle Scholarship.

Various scholarships are offered by Adelaide University Sport to current students, first year students and club members. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants should have outstanding ability in a particular sport and be an active member of an AU Sport club whilst a University of Adelaide student. For more information on scholarships, click here!