The Australian National University Australian Football Club (ANUAFC), in partnership with Geocon, is proud to announce the 2019 AFL Women’s Leadership Scholarship.

Geocon and the ANUAFC will provide a platform to support, communicate and promote the importance of diversity and female leadership. The scholarship is designed to support women on the field, on campus, in business and in the community.

‘Geocon is committed to investing in inclusive and connected communities, advancing young women as leaders through their student years into careers. Geocon’s collaboration with the ANUAFC supports this initiative, tackling barriers for women in industry and in sport,’said, Melanie Hindson, Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs.

‘At Geocon, we proudly support this scholarship and several other programs as a step towards that goal.’

Geocon, as Canberra’s first fully integrated power house property enterprise, has capabilities across development, construction,hospitality management, investment, sales, marketing and conveyancing. Geocon’s hallmark is architecturally-stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living to Canberra.

‘This scholarship further reinforces ANUAFC and Geocon’s commitment to women’s leadership, creating a pathway for future generations of women aspiring to seek academic, professional and sporting excellence’ said Club President, Caitlin Roy.

This is the third consecutive year ANUAFC has offered this scholarship, beginning in 2017 to celebrate the inaugural AFLW competition.

‘Holding the scholarship means so much to me, and has provided opportunities beyond my life on the field. The trust, support and friendship shown at the ANUAFC has provided me with experience, networks and leadership training. I’m excited that another young woman will be given this incredible opportunity to pursue their goals!’ said 2018 scholarship winner, Alex Williams. 

The 2019 scholarship is worth $5,000 per year for the period of the recipient’s study program at ANU. The scholarship holder will also be provided leadership and career development opportunities, both at the football club and as speaker and ambassador for theANUAFC, Geocon and ANU Sport.

Kicking goals since 1961, we welcome all participants to the ANUAFC, so take the chance and join the greatest sport on earth.

Applications for the 2019 scholarship are now open and close Friday 1 March 2019.

Check out the ANUAFC Website for more information on the scholarship and how to apply, or contact Club President, Caitlin Roy, at pr*******@an****.au or on 0413 396 031, or Scholarship Coordinator, James Hancock, on 0431 725 249.