Athlete Scholarship recipients

Athlete Scholarship

The 'Athlete Scholarship' includes a shield and financial assistance for an individual who has demonstrated the potential to continue to improve in state, interstate and international events.

The Victoria Police Amateur Sports & Welfare Society initiated this scholarship to perpetuate the Boxing and Wrestling Association and to encourage higher achievement in sport. In 1999 the Victoria Police Amateur Boxing and Wrestling Association (VPAB&WA) dissolved after setting benchmarks for Victoria Police sport since 1934.


THE ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE PURSUIT OF HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT

2016

Detective Senior Constable Kelly Bayliss for winning both the Victoria State Titles and the Southern Hemisphere Titles in Bodybuilding for 2015. Kelly is now competing for Australia in the 2016 International Natural Olympia and Women's Figure and Body Sculpting Competition. 

2015

Senior Constable Greg STURROCK for his outstanding endeavour to represent Australia in Ice Hockey at the 2015 World Championships through hard work and super competitiveness at the highest level in Australia. 

2014

Ms Sally CUMMING for her determination and dedication to continually improve in State, National, and International Surf Lifesaving women's beach sprints recently winning gold at each level, and gaining selection in the Victoria High Performance Squad.

2013

Senior Constable Timothy SPITERI for his inspiring achievement to complete a 3000 mile ocean crossing by rowing from the Canary Islands to Barbados to raise money and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

2012

Senior Constable Emma RYAN for her recent success in Asian, Australian and Oceanic fencing competitions, and her desire to improve with quality coaching and competition.

2011

Sgt. Adam VOHMANN for his outstanding dedication and persistence in ironman triathlons to compete in the world renown Hawaian Triathlon involving the sporting disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. 

2010

Senior Constable Natasha LONSDALE for her amazing consistency at National sporting clay shooting events, and her recent selection in the Australian Team for the World Championships in Rome.

2009

Constable Sam WHITING for her desire and determination to improve in Equestrian events; her elevation into higher levels of competition and selection onto the Victoria Senior State Eventing Squad.

2008

Senior Seergeant Chris THYNNE for his remarkable improvement in Triathlon events that lead to competing in World Ironman championships.

2007

Senior Constable Michael PATERSON for his dedication to improvement and his endeavour to be selected in the Australian Police Rugby Union team to tour the United Kingdom and Ireland.

2006

Senior Constable Michelle DENCH for her increased level of fitness and development of specific skills, and her efforts to be chosen in the 'first ever' female 'International Rules' team to tour Ireland.

2005

Senior Constable Sahin SAHIMKAYA who has competed in both national and International TaeKwonDo competitions and is currently training for selection for the next Olympic Games.

2004

Constable Deanne BUTLER for her continual improvement to receive the ‘Coach's Award and her desire to overcome injury and travel, and receive the best coaching available.

2003

Leading Senior Constable Justin Whitehead for his resolve to continually improve to make the Australian boxing team and to quality for the 2004 Atlanta Olympic Games.

2002

Senior Constable Graham CALDWELL for his determination to improve and succeed at the National level in Kyokushin Karate - a most demanding full contact sport.

2001

Senior Constable Rodney LAY for his level of improvement and commitment over the past year in the Thumpernats National Motocross series and local events.

2000

Detective Senior Constable Phillip EDGE for his desire and determination to continually improve his performance in the sport of rugby league.