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By ARU Media Unit
The Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program is a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Government Office for Women.
One scholarship recipient planning to make full use of the funding, support and mentoring provided is former Wallaroo and Australian Women’s Rugby 7s player Selena Tranter.
During the next three years she will complete level two and three coach accreditation courses, professional development seminars and a mentoring program with an elite national level coach.
Selena’s goal is to coach the Australian Women’s Rugby 7s team at the 2013 World Cup and at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
With the support of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and with this comprehensive scholarship she is on track to become a valuable leader in her sport.
"I am very excited about receiving the scholarship and the opportunity to realise my goal of moving from elite player to coach," Ms Tranter said.
"Along with the ongoing support of the ARU this scholarship will allow me to attend national training camps as well as domestic and international competitions as a "scholarship coach" and provide me with the invaluable experience of learning from elite coaches within the ARU and other sports."
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