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Water Polo

Waterpolo Scholarship

Swimming up to four kilometres per one hour game, water polo players must be supremely fit, tough, tactical and fast. The physicality required from athletes as they duel for possession of the ball takes place both above and below the surface of the water, and players must possess accuracy and quick reflexes. with balls often […]

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Triathlon

Triathlon Scholarship

Competing in a demanding sport like triathlon requires specific training and preparation program. Combining swimming, cycling and running, athletes must have stamina, speed and endurance as well as the technique and mental strength to compete over three such different disciplines. Beginning in 2001 as a Junior Elite program, the AIS Triathlon Scholarship program has now […]

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Tennis

Tennis Scholarship

One of the foundation sports when the AIS was established in 1981, Tennis is a sport which requires stamina and strength, finely honed technique and fast reflexes. The AIS Pro Tour Tennis Scholarship program has seen several highly experienced head coaches take the reins over the years, including Ray Raffles, Chris Kachel and David Taylor. […]

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Squash

Squash Scholarship

The speed and agility required by a successful squash player is both physical and mental. The AIS Squash Scholarship program is one of the top squash programs worldwide, and has been coached and assisted by many squash luminaries over the years since it was first established in 1985. Played in a four wall court, squash […]

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Sailing

Sailing Scholarship

Sailing taxes the mind as well as the body. Athletes must be supremely fit and agile, have quick reflexes and a firm grasp of tactics as well as being effective problem solvers. Extra factors which make this sport so competitive include the equipment used and even the sailor’s diet. The AIS Sailing Scholarship program was […]

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Rugby League

Rugby League Scholarship

The AIS Rugby League Scholarship program helps athletes develop their strength, reflexes and power in order to play this tough, physical sport. Established in 2001 with the Australian Rugby League, the AIS program works to provide a pathway for young rural and regional players in Years 11 and 12, so that they’re not in a […]

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Paralympic Swimming

Paralympic swimmers Scholarship

One of the main sports of the Paralympic movement, male and female competitors with a physical or intellectual disability compete in the standard strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly as well as the medley. Classified by their functional ability to perform the stroke in question, the rules laid down by theĀ  International Swimming Federation are […]

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Netball

Netball Scholarship

Teamwork, strategy and endurance are key to successful netballers. A founding sport when the AIS was established in 1981, the AIS Netball program has become the key development program for Australian netballers seeking to excel at the elite level. Annual netball scholarships allow athletes to experience competition on both a national and international stage, with […]

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics Scholarships

One of the AIS’s founding sports in 1981, the Gymnastics scholarship program was based in Canberra until 2010, offering residential scholarships to both male and female athletes. Moving to a camp-based structure in 2011, up to 20 camps for AIS Olympics squad members are held at the AIS. Working closely with Gymnastics Australia, the AIS […]

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Mens Soccer

Mens Soccer Scholarship

The Men’s Soccer Scholarship program at the AIS has produced a number of well know, illustrious soccer players who have gone on to play on both the domestic and international stages. A founding sport when the AIS was established in 1981, the program’s aims were the identification and development of young talent, and that of […]

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