Adept 15-year-old sports star Tiffany Mackay is embracing her new sports scholarship at leading Sunshine Coast independent school, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, as the College calls for students entering Years 7-12 in 2020 to apply for its new round of scholarships.
Applications close 23 August for the 2020 Sports Scholarship as well as for the Principal’s Scholarship and the new Flinders Foundation Scholarship, which are also open for applications.
Tiffany commenced her three-year scholarship at Flinders in January this year as a Year 10 student, and has wasted no time achieving in her chosen team sports of netball, water polo, touch football and rugby.
At age 15, Tiffany has already been selected for various netball teams, including the Under 19s Sunshine Coast Netball team, the Under 17s Queensland Netball team as a shadow player, the Under 19s School Netball team as Captain, and is also on the Sunshine Coast’s Under 17s Water Polo team.
“I found it easy to move from my previous school to Flinders because the students here are very accepting and friendly, and the teachers are also very helpful,” Tiffany says.
“My Sports Scholarship at Flinders ensures I receive the support and mentoring that I need from my teachers and coaches to ensure I stay on top of my academics while I strive to achieve in my chosen sports,” she said.
“I am also learning the importance of a strong and positive mindset as well as organisation skills because I need to motivate and organise myself to wake-up early every day for training, to commit to an evening training session after I finish school and to complete my school study.
“My values in life are summed up with the mantra: ‘you only get out what you put in’.”
Flinders has a strong sports and co-curricular focus with extensive co-curricular opportunities for students to choose from in Secondary School.
Principal Stuart Meade said Tiffany was a welcome addition to the school community and a positive student role model.
“Tiffany’s determination to achieve excellence in her chosen sports helps to raise the bar and inspires students of all ages across our College to strive to achieve, whether in their chosen co-curricular activity or their studies,” Stuart said.
“We proudly support all students at Flinders to enjoy their sports focus with dedicated and expert sports coaches across our co-curricular program.
“What’s more, students who are training as elite athletes each have a teacher mentor who advises and advocates on their behalf to ensure their sporting and academic schedules are achievable and manageable.
Students with a sports focus also have support through our scholarships, mentoring, timetable relief and individualised training and strength programs, as well as access to our amazing facilities on campus.
“We look forward to welcoming new students to our College community through our 2020 scholarships program and helping them grow their skills and character to achieve their potential.”
Applications for the Flinders Sports Scholarship, Principal’s Scholarship and the new Flinders Foundation Scholarship close on Friday, 23 August. For more information and to apply, click here.
For more information on Sport at Flinders, click here.