2014 Tasmanian Institute of Sport Scholarships Fri 6 December 2013 Michelle O'Byrne Minister for Sport and Recreation The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Michelle O’Byrne, today announced the Tasmanian Institute of Sport 2014 scholarships, with 72 scholarships being awarded to athletes in 12 sports. Ms O’Byrne said the ‘Class of 2014’ included a number of athletes well-positioned to represent Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. “Among those to receive scholarships are Hamish Peacock (athletics), Amy Cure (cycling), Eddie Ockenden (hockey), Rebecca Van Asch (lawn bowls) and Jenna Myers (weightlifting),” Ms O’Byrne said. “Scholarships have also been awarded to 21 athletes for the first time.” TIS scholarship recipients receive: elite coaching sports science and technical analysis strength and conditioning coaching training and competition equipment national and international training and competition experiences career and education advice and financial support “The Tasmanian Government is proud to have contributed $2.22 million to the TIS in 2013, to support and develop Tasmania’s sporting champions,” Ms O’Byrne said. Ms O’Byrne also announced the latest inductions to the TIS Champions Club, which celebrates the achievements of TIS athletes: Anthony Edwards (rowing) Belinda Goss (cycling) Dana Faletic (rowing) David Guest (hockey). “By supporting the achievement and excellence of our sporting champions we are encouraging achievement and excellence in the wider community. “Supporting our sporting champions also encourages participation in sport and physical activity which develops healthier individuals and stronger communities.” For a fact sheet and list of scholarship holders, contact Nicolas Turner on 0418 538 865.