SCTA Head Coach, Toby Coote, along with SCTA Major Sponsor Protector Aluminium's Grant Symes would like to announce that the 2017 - 2018 SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders will be Romy Wolstencroft and Jake Hynes.
We had numerous applications for this years junior scholarship program which is valued at $6800 per holder. At SCTA we are very fortunate to have some very valuable sponsors that contribute to this great program that started back in 2012-13. This September SCTA celebrates 15 years and the Junior scholarship will celebrate 5 years.
Romy Wolstencroft and Jake Hynes will both finish grade 12 this year and will have a gap year to concentrate on training and racing. This is an extremely exciting times as both have been within the SCTA junior program for several years and we have seen the progression of both athletes in this time. They want to follow in the Head Coach footsteps by aiming to be named in the Australian ITU Junior team to compete at the Gold Coast World Championships on the Gold Coast in 2018. The Sunshine Coast region has had 3 previously with Head Coach Toby Coote (1995), David Dellow and former SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Savannah Wayner (Duathlon) as the only juniors to have represented Australia at an ITU Junior level at a World Championships.
Romy Wolstencroft had a very successful year with resulted in 2nd place National Schools Triathlon Championships, defended her Queensland Schools Triathlon Title for the 2nd year in a row. She won outright races at Glenelg Triathlon, Moreton Bay Triathlon (Qld Sprint Champs), Byron Bay Triathlon (sprint), QTS # 3 and 3rd at QTS # 7.
Jake Hynes season started well with winning Noosa Triathlon 15-19 years and taking out State Aquathlon Championships 16-17 and 2nd overall. he gain his first podium at a QTS event with 3rd place Opens race # 3 and made the "A" Final at Round # 1 of the National Junior Series at Runaway Bay. In round # 2 a bike dismount accident in front of him took his leg out and derailed the back end of his season that was looking very promising. He did come back to finish 2nd at the Australian Olympic Distance Mooloolaba Triathlon 15-19.
This years SCTA / Protector Aluminium Scholarship holders will receive the following
SCTA / Cannibal Australia
Total Value of Scholarship = $6840 approx
For the first time this year there will be an encouragement award that will be awarded to Peyton Craig and Meg Roberts to help them along this season as well. With great support from Mizuno Running Australia and Clif Bars Australia they will receive 3 pairs of Mizuno Shoes at 50% off and $250 worth of Clif Bars products.