Seventy-two Tasmanian athletes were awarded scholarships at a breakfast held on Friday 30 November.
Fifty-seven athletes received High Performance Scholarships across eleven sports and fifteen received Talent Development Scholarships across four sports.
Athletes who received the scholarships represent across the sports of cycling, archery, rowing, swimming, hockey, skateboarding, weightlifting, sailing, athletics and canoe slalom and sprint.
Athletes who received scholarships ranged in ages from 15 to 58 years and comprised of 29 females and 42 males. Eddie Ockenden is the longest serving TIS athlete and received his 17th scholarship. This year, 15 athletes received High Performance Scholarships with the TIS for the first time.
Five previous TIS Scholarship holders continue their relationship with the Institute as Associate Athletes – Ariarne Titmus, Jacob Vincent, Jacob Templeton (swimming), Kieron Arthur (hockey) and Kelsie Rainbow (netball).
Congratulations to Tim Deavin (hockey) and Matt Goss (cycling) who inducted into the TIS Champions Club at the 2019 Scholarship Announcements breakfast. Both athletes represented the TIS and Tasmania with distinction.
Tim Deavin represented Australia at two Olympic Games, the 2014 World Cup, two World League Finals, four Champions Trophy's and three times at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Tim amassed 138 caps over a seven year international career. During his career he was part of the Kookaburras bringing home 2018 World Cup gold, 2012 Olympic bronze, World League Gold and Silver, three Champions Trophy gold and a bronze, and two Sultan Azlan Shah Cup gold and a bronze.
Matt Goss had a long and successful career. Matt represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2006, 2010 and 2011 Road World Championships, 2006 and 2007 Track World Championships, and Track World Cups in 2005 and 2008. Highlights in his career include silver in the Road Race at the Road World Championships, gold in the Team Pursuit at the 2006 Track World Championships and silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. As a junior, he also won gold in the Team Pursuit and Madison at the 2004 Junior Track World Championships.