Kurt Fearnley Scholarship for Kailyn

Thursday 16 April, 2020


Commonwealth Games Australia and the Carbine Club of NSW have again joined to present the Kurt Fearnley Scholarship program targeting talented individual para-sport athletes in NSW. The initiative receives program support from the NSW Institute of Sport and is also fully endorsed by Paralympics Australia.

The Scholarship is designed to support parasport ‘future talent’ athletes who receive limited support elsewhere and fast track their development to achieve success at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Kurt Fearnley Scholarship holders receive financial support as well as assistance with performance planning and access to NSWIS facilities and most importantly, mentorship from the dual Commonwealth Games and three-time Paralympic gold medallist.

A big congratulations to Kailyn Joseph, Year 12, who was a recipient for Athletics. After winning a World Junior Paraathletics bronze medal at the age of 14, Kailyn made her Senior team debut with a fifth-place finish at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at just 15 years old. Kailyn holds the Australian record at Under 16 to Under 18 and Under 20 level in the T38 cerebral palsy category. Well done Kailyn, an amazing achievement!