Previous Junior Development & Professional Development Scholarships Recipients
In 2014 the ATC Committee made a decision to use a portion of funds acquired through Event Delivery to make a difference to the lives of a few of the club’s most talented triathletes, commencing the Junior Development (JDS) and Professional Development (PDS) Scholarships.
It’s inaugural year was a huge success, with recipients Chris Wigell (PDS), Fern Davies (JDS) and Daniel Canala (JDS) achieving great success in the sport, both in this state and nationally. The ATC committee has committed to continue the Program, and this year has awarded the scholarships to Chris Wigell (PDS), Fern Davies (JDS), and Max Spurling (JDS)
We can all be proud of our triathletes as they achieve their dreams on the Australian and one day the world stage.
Chris Wigell – Professional Development Scholarship
Chris is 24 and has been a Professional Triathlete since 2010. He is currently in Germany racing the OS circuit including the European Aquathlon Championships. He spends 6 months of the year in Adelaide and won most of our local races. He picked up the TriSA Open Male State Series award, and has won our Perpetual Trophy and Open award for a few years running. When in Adelaide Chris is keen to assist at Trystars and any other sessions organized by the club. Chris aims to compete at the Commonwealth games in 2018 and the Olympics in 2020.
Fern Davies – Junior Development Scholarship
Fern is 16 and in Year 12, which she has split over two years in order to allow her to focus on both school and her training program. She is National Junior Elite Duathlon Champion and 2nd in Oceania, as well as many other triathlon achievements. Fern has assisted with TryStars and consistently demonstrates good sportsmanship and encouragement of fellow athletes.
Fern’s goals are to compete in the Commonwealth Games and the World Junior Triathlon Championships.
Max Spurling – Junior Development Scholarship
Max is 15 and in Year 10. He maintains a good balance between school and training through applying extra effort during school so that he has time to train outside of school. Max has been selected for the Duathlon World Championships team, and placed fifth in the open category at the Franklin Island sprint race against much older competition, as well as many other triathlon achievements over the season. Max has assisted with TryStars and provided race day commentary at the Australia Day Gatti Triathlon. Max has demonstrated that he is a mature and thoughtful good sport. Max’s goals are to be a professional athlete touring the world making a living off the sport. He would love to make the World Series races and the Olympics. He hopes to inspire people to take up this amazing sport.