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Scholarship Program

The 2016 National Officiating Scholarships (NOS) applications are now officially open. The application period runs from Friday 9 October and will close at COB Monday 2 November.

Through the National Officiating Scholarships (NOS) program, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) aims to leave a lasting impression on sport through the combination of elite official development and the promotion of internal sport-based academy programs for the betterment of all officials in the system.

The 2015 programs had more than 40 Officials and Mentors involved and produced some fantastic achievements. Some of these achievements include;

  • NRL Debuts
  • State Grand Finals
  • NEAFL Grand Final
  • National League Appointments
  • International Accreditations
  • International Event Appointments
  • FFA – W-league panel Appointment.

Though the stand out achievement would be for Tom Sweeney from Tennis Australia whom has, after appearances at the Aus Open and the U.S Open has been nominated for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in RIO.

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Australia's most successful Olympic event is the Men's 1500m Freestyle.

Quick numbers

233 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
38 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.