Macquarie Sports 2018 Annual Review

Participation in sport continues to play an important role in the development of children and communities

Why it matters

Macquarie Sports provides the social, health and lifestyle benefits associated with sport to children in rural and remote communities, who may not have the same opportunity to participate in sport that their city counterparts experience.

With the help of high-profile sports people as ambassadors for the program, we aim to motivate children through sport and to date, over 200,000 kids in rural and remote communities have participated in a clinic.

In 2018*, we held 28 free community events around Australia, across seven sports, reaching 5,187 children. In addition to the clinics, Macquarie Sports offers corporate scholarships to elite young sportspeople, with over 60 transitioning through the program to date and several going on to find full time employment within Macquarie Group.


children participated in 2018.


community events held in 2018.


children have participated since 1999.


scholarship students since 2004. 

Macquarie Sports’ key objectives are to:

Benefit children across communities through the delivery of high-quality sporting clinics

Partner with grassroots sporting organisations to enhance their capacity

Convey Macquarie’s commitment to the local communities in which it operates

2018 Participation

Macquarie Sports Scholarships

Codie Klein, Benn Melrose and Jessica Widarma

Hear from three young athletes on the Macquarie Sports Scholarships program has helped them gain work experience in the corporate arena.

Cameron Murray, Rabbitohs player and State of Origin debutant

We're proud of what Cameron Murray, Macquarie Sports Scholarship recipient, continues to achieve on the field, professionally, and through his contributions within the community.

2018 Macquarie Sports Committee


Stephen Cook – Executive Director, Macquarie Corporate Asset Finance

Justin Crawford – Executive Director, Macquarie Securities Group

Lisa George – Global Head, Macquarie Group Foundation

Tony Graham – Executive Director, Banking and Financial Services

Antony Green – Executive Director, Macquarie Capital

Catherine Matthews – Manager, Banking and Financial Services

Guy Reynolds AO (Chair) – Executive Director, Commodities and Global Markets

Mura Ryan – Executive Director, Corporate Operations Group

Macquarie Sports Management:

Chris McKenzie – Senior Manager, Macquarie Sports

Macquarie Sports 20th Anniversary

In 2019, Macquarie Sports celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we held a unique multi-sport clinic for children from drought affected communities of western New South Wales.