Coaching Development Program


In supporting the development of Tasmania’s elite coaches, a Coaching Scholarship is offered to an aspiring coach to assist with their development within the high performance coaching arena. The scholarship provides not just financial but also mentoring support to the suitable coach allowing them to gain valuable national and international experience whilst augmenting their knowledge and skills through hands-on coaching and education opportunities.

The scholarship helps to develop individual coaching capability and leadership, and increase the expertise of Tasmanian coaches. It’s an individual program involving:

  • Individual coach development plan
  • Mentoring program where possible
  • Regular consultation reviews

Program Outcomes

  • Commitment to coaching at a high level.
  • Development through demonstrated progression along the elite coach pathway.
  • Personal Development.

Who is eligible?

The target audience for the scholarship is aspiring high performance coaches throughout the state. The successful coach identified should:

  • be a relentless learner who collaborates to achieve maximum performance gains
  • have at least minimum coaching qualifications
  • have demonstrated ability to work with Australian Winning Edge category athletes from “developing international” to “podium potential” and beyond.

The timing of the scholarship period is flexible and dependent on the individual, the program activities and the sport.


The total amount of funding for this program is $10,000. It is the intention of the program to award a single scholarship of $10,000 to the successful applicant.

For more details:

Stewart Pither
Manager, Performance Services