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Opportunities for young athletes to receive a free one year membership at LeisureFit Recreation Cent

11 July 2019

Young sporting athletes are invited to apply for the City of Melville’s annual Youth Sports Scholarship opening on Monday, 15 July.

Young sporting athletes who are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and aspire to compete at the highest level are invited to apply for the City of Melville’s annual Youth Sports Scholarship opening on Monday, 15 July.

Successful applicants will receive 12 months free access to both LeisureFit Booragoon and LeisureFit Melville, to help them reach their sporting goals and reach new goals.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said he always looked forward to seeing the smiles on young faces when awarding them a Youth Sports Scholarship.

“We are honoured to give our very own young elite athletes the opportunity to improve their sporting skills in our multi-purpose LeisureFit Centres that include swimming pools, state-of the-art gymnasiums and a variety of services, programs, classes and facilities,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“Since launching the Youth Sport Scholarship program, 13 boys and 13 girls have qualified for the scholarship on more than one occasion and a total of 301 people have received a free one year membership at the LeisureFit Facilities, with Synchro Swimming the most common sport.”

“It is inspiring to see young people in the community who are passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We wish them the best of luck in achieving their sporting aspirations and hope to see them at future Olympic events representing our City and our country!”

The annual program is open to City of Melville residents who are aged between 12 and 19 years of age, on or before 1 September 2019.

While the Youth Sports Scholarship is targeted at athletes who have represented the State or at a higher level, consideration will be given to athletes who are showing great potential.

Applicants must live in the City of Melville and have their applications supported by the appropriate WA State Sporting Organisation, or the application will not be considered. Please note that dependent on age, access to some of the facilities at the LeisureFit Centres may be restricted.

Applications close 4.00pm Friday, 9 August 2019.

For more information, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/YSS  or contact 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

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