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