Athletic Program

Lone Star


Program Overview

The Far West Academy of Sport Lone Star Program is a travel program that aims to provide financial assistance to talented athletes in the Far West region in their chosen sport.

The FWAS Lone Star program is designed to support athletes travel costs associated with their chosen sport.

The Lone Star Program is designed for both male and female athletes aged between 13 to 18 years that are competing at a high level in their chosen sport. The Lone Star Program is available to talented youth who reside and attend school in the Far West Region. Funding will be awarded based on performances by the athlete at national, state or regional level over the past twelve months.

Funding will not be offered to athletes who qualify for our squad programs (i.e. Netball, Rugby League, League Tag and Tennis).

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a FWAS Lone Star Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Reside within the Far West Region of NSW*.

2. Be turning 13 -18 years of age in 2019 (i.e. born from 2006 to 2001)

3. Be involved in an individual or team sport which is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission;

4. Be registered, affiliated or have reciprocal rights with the recognised state body of their chosen sport in NSW;

Selection criteria

To gain selection in the FWAS Lone Star Program athletes must first satisfy the eligibility criteria and then the following will be taken into consideration during the selection process. The athlete must:

  • Demonstrate through past performance and/or potential capacity, the potential to improve performance to a high level.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply coaching ideas

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the program as an individual and as a team member

  • Demonstrate tactical ability or knowledge of their chosen sport as demonstrated through training and match play

Conditions of program

FWAS Lone Star Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • be committed and prepared to work toward representing their sport at a state or national level;

  • be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development, both on and off the field;

  • maintain an appropriate performance standard at regional and state competitions to continue to receive support;

  • comply with the training requirements of your sport as prescribed by nominated coaching staff and respond in a positive manner to any suggestions or criticism;

  • be required to submit a report at the completion of the 2019 program. This report would outlines your achievements within the year.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a FWAS Lone Star selection panel. Information about the athlete maybe discussed with:-

  • State Sporting Organisation

  • Far West Academy of Sport

  • New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS).

The Far West Region is defined as being bound by the towns of Broken Hill in the West, Trangie in the East and Lake Cargelligo in the South to Lightning in the North and covers the following Local Government Areas; Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Lachlan (Tottenham and Lake Cargelligo), Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle (Coonabarabran and Dunedoo) and the Un-incorporated Area)



Nomination forms are now open for the 2019 FWAS Lone Star Program.