$15,000 worth of scholarships have now been awarded in 2018!

As part of our on-going support of the Western Sydney Wanderers community, we developed and launched a Pepper Money Kick Start initiative at the beginning of 2017.

A key part to our Kick Start initiative was awarding six Wanderers Youth Academy Players with $10,000 worth of scholarships to assist with their registration fees. We also provided them with media and public speaking training!

Given the success of our Kick Start initiative, we extended support in 2018 – and our increased funding from $10,000 to $15,000. We're excited to announce our successful scholars;

  • Alex Bonetig
  • Ali Auglah
  • Jetzen Lopez
  • Liam Bonetig
  • Evan Ball
  • Jake Lavelle
  • Tom Ruperto
  • Dylan Craus
  • Peter Grozos
  • Jesper Webber

Our Scholarship recipients will receive;

  • Financial support with the Wanderers Youth Academy registration fees; ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 per scholarship
  • A Pepper Money Scholarship plaque and goodie bag
  • A media and public speaking training session with Pepper Money Learning and Development manager (Stephen Robinson)

Pepper Money. Helping our young players succeed.

It is no cliché. Sport keeps our young people healthy. It keeps them fit, it gives them a sense of what being part of a team is like, it connects them socially and it gives them a far greater chance of keeping out of trouble. It can grow capabilities, a sense of accomplishment and pride. It grows community.

When there is true talent they can be one of the best of the best – a sporting hero for their community, a great achiever for other young players to look up to. But talent alone is not enough. Some of our younger players have less opportunity because they don’t have sufficient means.

Our young people are something we want to keep investing in. We want to encourage sporting involvement and nurture talent to become ambition for a great future. We want to give things a kick start.

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