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Mark West was a 19 year old man who tragically died on ANZAC Day in 1998 whilst playing in a local Geelong football match. He was a very talented footballer who was also passionate about junior football and the opportunities it provided kids. Unfortunately with the current financial climate in Geelong, it has become apparent that children are missing out on these opportunities due to families struggling to afford the costs of playing football.
Mark would have been personally shattered to see this happening, so now The Mark West Foundation aims to raise funds which will be used to provide scholarships to pay for the participation costs of playing Australian Rules football for disadvantaged children. The program provides funds to each successful applicant (up to $250) for aspects such as membership/ registration fees, uniforms, footwear and essential equipment items necessary to participate in playing junior football.
The child, or the family of the child, must receive one or more of the following forms of Government Assistance –
A copy of a current Health Care/Pension Card with the name of the child applying for the scholarship listed on the card or some other form of evidence showing government assistance is received must be submitted with the application form
The child applying must play, or wish to play for a junior team affiliated with either of the following competitions –
Applications are now open with the closing date being 4pm Sunday 22 February 2022.
Successful applicants only will then be notified between 1 and 2 weeks after the closing date. If any boots, shorts or socks are provided, these will most likely be picked up from Kardinia Park on the evening of Friday 11 March (Labour Day Weekend). Full details will be provided via email once scholarships are confirmed. Please ensure you check your emails regularly to ensure you are aware of when these items need to be picked up.
Unfortunately the Foundation is not in a position to provide support for other sports however we have partnered with another fantastic Geelong NFP organization that may be able to help. Leisure Networks has a Sports Access program that is very similar to the Scholarship Program. So if any families require support for sports other than AFL, please contact
Leisure Networks on 5222 3911.