Am I eligible

We are thrilled to offer our next generation of emerging to elite athletes the opportunity to be financially supported on their journey wearing the Green & Gold.

Our sponsored athletes receive financial wellbeing assistance, including fundraising education and support, financial assistance opportunities and networking opportunities that can help pave the way in reaching their full potential in their sporting endeavours.

Our first round of Sponsored Athletes will be part of our Game. Set. Match. Program. This is designed to support and educate each athlete (and their families) on how to manage their financial wellbeing, through a fundraising plan, fundraising activities and understanding what is needed for sustainable success.

In our first round, there will be a total of 40 Sponsored Athletes selected: 

  • 20 will be awarded our education program in addition to having their fundraising efforts over the past 6 months matched (up to $5,000AUD). 
  • 20 additional athletes will be invited to join the bespoke fundraising education program (with the opportunity to reapply for future funding rounds to have their funds matched).

If this opportunity interests you, we invite you to read through the following criteria and apply to be a Sponsored Athlete. 

Applications open 1st August, 2023 and close 5pm AEST 1st September, 2023.

  • Sponsorship applications will be accepted from active national team athletes (may include age group national team selection) who are representing Australia on the international stage. 
  • Summer, Winter, able-bodied and para athletes can apply. Applications are only accepted via the online platform. 
  • Each approved sponsored athlete for the Program is eligible to receive direct funding of up to $5,000AUD. 
  • There will be additional rounds in the future. Each application is a NEW application. If you have received a Green & Gold Athlete Sponsorship, you are eligible to receive further sponsorship by re-applying.
  • The quantum of funds distributed for each sponsorship round is dependent on the amount of money raised through Green & Gold Athletes fundraisers, fundraising events, public donations, corporate Australia, our Green & Gold Greats, athlete referrals, foundations and other donors. 
  • All athlete applications are reviewed by our Green & Gold Athlete Selection Committee, subject to the criteria established by the Green & Gold Athletes Board of Directors. This criterion includes, but is not limited to: 
    • The applicant’s current World and Australian rankings 
    • The applicant’s financial budget 
    • Application content
    • Successful submission of a fully completed application 
  • Prior to the announcement of each successful applicant and the distribution of funds, all information provided by the applicants will be confirmed with each National Sport Organization (NSO). 
  • Each successful athlete will be notified by phone prior to a posting of their name on the Green & Gold Athletes website.
  • Each successful athlete will be notified by phone and/or email prior to a posting of their name on the Green & Gold Athletes website  
  • If you are unsuccessful in the round you applied for, you will receive an email and be encouraged to re apply for future rounds.

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form. 

Applications open 1st August, 2023 and close 5pm AEST 1st September, 2023.