Elite Sport Program

About the program

Bond University is a member of the Australian Institute of Sport's Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN) Program, which provides flexible study loads and requirements for athletes.

Bond University will support elite athletes in the balanced pursuit of their academic and sporting goals through providing flexible academic regulations for students-athletes of an elite level.

Bond's Elite Sport Program (BESP) is a two-tiered program; 

Tier one status will be granted to an athlete that currently competes at a national / international level in an open age group in their chosen sport.

Tier two status will be granted to an athlete that represents at a state level or national level in an age group in their chosen sport.

Please note each application is judged on its individual merits in consultation with the relevant National Sporting organisation. Applicants will be granted BESP status if they are a member of one of the following organisations:

  • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • State Institutes or Academies of Sport
  • AFL Players' Association
  • Australian Cricketer's Association
  • Rugby Union Players' Association
  • Rugby League Professionals' Association
  • Australian Professional Footballers' Association
  • National squad and league members from Australian Sports Commission (ASC) supported sports

*note applicants that do not fall under one of the above organisations may still apply.   

The benefits of BESP include:

  • Academic Flexibility
  • Priority timetabling
  • Access to Bond’s Elite Athlete Fund (up to $2000 per year) (Tier 1 only)
  • Exclusive access and discounted rate to Bond Physiotherapy Program
  • Free registration for UniSport Nationals and championships (in the nominated elite sport) 
  • Free ticket to Bond’s annual Blues Awards
  • Free access to Bond’s Resident tutoring program
  • Gain Beyond Bond points for reflections on BESP experience and sporting achievements

To attain the status of an elite athlete, students must register with, and be approved by, the Bond Sport Office.

Apply

To apply for the Elite Sport Program at Bond University, please complete the Elite Athlete Program application form. A current Bond Student email account is required to apply (must be enrolled).

A reference letter from your coach is also required. Please email the letter to [email protected] or deliver it to the Bond Sport Office (Building 9, level 2).

Elite Athlete Fund (Tier 1 only)

Bond’s Elite Athlete Fund assists BESP members with funding for a sporting event or competition. Up to $2000 will be available to support events ranging from World University Games and Championships through to National and State Championships.

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Bond Elite Sport Program current members - Tier 1

Alexander Graham Swimming Master of Business Administration
Matthew Kuhnemann Cricket Bachelor of Property 
Laura Taylor Swimming Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Angus Blyth Rugby Bachelor of Commerce
Abigail Schoorl Swimming Bachelor of Laws
Jack Winchester Rugby Bachelor of Laws
Spencer Jeans Rugby Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Lachlan Connors Rugby Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
Ronan Kapi Rugby Bachelor of Sport Management
Tristan Bullen Swimming Bachelor of Commerce
Madeleine Gough Swimming Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Ryan James Rugby League Master of Business Administration
Wilson Blyth Rugby Bachelor of Commerce
Isabelle Mason Swimming Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Max McCarthy Tennis Doctor of Medicine
Keegan Hipgrave Rugby League Master of Business Administration
Hollie-Kate Melia Gymnastics Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws
Zane Nonggorr Rugby Bachelor of Laws
Miah O'Sullivan Rugby Bachelor of Communication
Caitlyn Costello Rugby Diploma of Business
Mia Smith Equestrian Bachelor of Project Management
Kirijana Petreski Tennis Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws
Jake Upfield Rugby Master of Business Administration
Mikayla Pauga AFL Bachelor of Psychological Science
Harrison Ireland AFL Bachelor of Sport Management
Tom Hauck Swimming Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Maddison Ridley Netball Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Claire Dooley Skiing Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Lara Claydon SUP/Surfing Bachelor of Sport Management
Joe Collins Surf Life Saving Bachelor of Commerce
Hamish Roberts Rugby Bachelor of Psychological Science
Elliot Roberts Triathlon Bachelor of Sport Management
George Blake Rugby Diploma of Built Environment
Mackenzie Branch Rowing Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Joey Fittock Rugby Doctor of Physiotherapy
Kiera Gazzard Artistic Swimming Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Joshua Collett Swimming Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Mia O'Leary Swimming Bachelor of Business \ Bachelor of Social Science
Zoe Hanna Rugby Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Morgan Ferres AFL Bachelor of Commerce \ Bachelor of Laws
Ruby Sargent-Wilson AFL Bachelor of Sport Management
Lucinda Pullar AFL Doctor of Medicine
Ben Armbruster Swimming Bachelor of Sport Management
Alec Braund Tennis Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Pierre van der Westhuyzen Kayaking Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Lucinda Alati Equestrian Bachelor of Business \ Bachelor of Social Science
Camille Neighbour Gymnastics Bachelor of Actuarial Science \ Bachelor of Laws
Chelseann Osborne Sailing Diploma of Health Sciences
Madeleine Hardy Swimming Bachelor of International Relations \ Bachelor of Laws
Edward Speller Swimming Bachelor of Commerce