2012 Qr National Scholarships Awarded For Bundaberg

Three Central Queensland youths have today been announced the 2012 recipients of the QR National Scholarship Program for the Bundaberg region.

Bundaberg’s Lachlan Lanskey (14) and Teykoa Nagas (12) and Monto’s Jed Myles (13), have been awarded scholarships for the 2012 school year, including financial assistance for school fees and representative football costs, as well as specialised mentoring and Player Welfare training as part of the CQ NRL Bid.

All three boys will be assigned a former NRL player as a mentor. The mentor will provide ongoing guidance and support throughout the scholarship year.

The QR National Scholarship Program provides assistance to Central Queensland youths with disadvantaged circumstances who have shown potential and commitment to pursue excellence in sport and scholastic endeavours.

QR National Manager Stakeholder Relations (QLD) Tony Lucas said QR National had a large presence in Central Queensland and a proud history of supporting the local community.

“We are delighted to be making a difference in the lives of Teykoa, Lachlan  and Jed. All three boys have shown great promise and talent in their sporting and academic endeavours, and are very worthy recipients of these scholarships”, he said.

“It’s incredibly important that we not only nurture their sporting talent but also ensure they are equally supported through broader educational and personal development.”

CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe said the program had received a great response.

“We received over 50 applications from all across Central Queensland. The QR National Scholarship Program opens up pathways for young aspiring rugby league players in regional areas like Bundaberg and Monto to further their education and sporting endeavours.” he said.

The QR National Scholarship Program has now awarded seven scholarships in the Central Queensland region and will announce an additional five scholarship recipients over the next month bringing the total to 12 for the 2012 year.

CQ NRL Bid Community and Business Development Manager Walson Carlos said the program was a key part of the Bid’s commitment to community engagement.

“A key point of difference that the CQ NRL Bid has to other bids out there is our clear commitment to community engagement. QR National have been outstanding with their in support of the Scholarship and the Schools Program.”, he said.

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