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The annual Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship provides financial assistance of $4,000 (paid in 4 quarterly instalments) to a Port Macquarie Hastings athlete participating at state or national level.
Applications open in August or September each year and winners are announced at the Port Macquarie Hastings Sports Awards in October.
Applicants must be:
Some sports are not recognised, so please check with your sporting organisation. For example, the following sports are not Australian Sports Commission recognised National Sporting Organisations:
Check the full eligibility conditions for the scholarship at Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship Guidelines(PDF, 157KB).
Applications for the Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship are now closed.
Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:
The 2022 Scholarship winner is Trent Alley for Athletics - Track and Field.
Paralympian Ryley Batt is a former recipient of the Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship.
The scholarship was established as a tribute to the late former Mayor, Wayne Richards, who was a passionate supporter of youth and sport in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. He was instrumental in the formation of the Mayor's Sporting Fund in 1999.
The scholarship was launched in 2004.