BluescopeWIN LoneStar

BluescopeWIN LoneStar

Want to take the next step in your sporting career?

The IAS BluescopeWIN LoneStar Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented athletes by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs.
The BluescopeWIN LoneStar Program is for athletes who compete in the various sports, individual or team, that the IAS currently do not provide specific program for or for athlete who fall outside the sports specific eligibility. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October and concluding in September.

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The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:

  • Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any State or National Team is ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in their chosen sport
  • Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
  • Provide an introduction and progression into sport specific strength and conditioning
  • The program will conduct weekly strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected.

2019/20 Squad

Parri Barrele – Tennis
Malia Barrele – Tennis
Mischa Boniface – Surf Lifesaving
Xavier Brightman – Football
Keira Buckpitt – Surfing
Bailey Crehan – Swimming
Kirra Dale – Surf Lifesaving/Pool Rescue
Tobias Delaney – Surf Lifesaving
Montana Doubell – Surf Lifesaving/Cross Country
Oliver Driscoll – AFL
Ella Dyball – Athletics
William Dyball – Athletics
Noah Fien – Touch Football
Ben Giason – Football/Running
Holly Holmesby – Surf Lifesaving
Talika Irvine – Swimming
Chelsea Jones – Swimming/Surf Lifesaving
Zali Miklas – Snowboarding
Teagan Myers – Swimming
Elias Oldfield – AFL
Mia Parker – Water Polo
Jacob Roulstone – Motorcycle Racing
Caleb Sharman – Surf Lifesaving/Swimming
Tahlia Sharrock – Football
Emer Spiers – Athletics
Caycee Stratten – Snowboarding
Max Timbrell – Surfing
Jake Treyvaud – Wrestling
Omar Matar – AFL
Erin Willetts – Soccer

Scholarship Components


Skill Development


Strength & Conditioning

Media Skills

Education Sessions


2020/21 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

To be eligible for an IAS Scholarship, athletes must:

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region made up of the Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee or Wollongong local government areas
  • Be a registered member with the State Sporting Organisation (SSO) through an Association within the Illawarra region
  • Be affiliated with the SSO for the nominated sport
  • Be of age 13 – 17 during the scholarship period
  • Special consideration may be given to athletes outside the eligible age, subject to the approval of the IAS board.

Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.

Indigenous Sports Program


2020/21 LoneStar Program

Selection Criteria

Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;

  • Physical abilities and physical skills considered to be essential for eventual success in their chosen sport
  • Display an ability to apply coaching & technical instruction
  • Display attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance
  • Demonstrate potential to be selected for NSW/National representation within 12 months
  • The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence

NB: Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection to the IAS LoneStar Squad.


2020/21 Scholarship


The IAS is the only regional Academy to not charge an athlete levy to athletes successful in obtaining a scholarship. However, athletes may be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.

Athletes will also be required to purchase the IAS squad uniform.

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