The Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) on Friday received a donation for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention 2023 (NSC23) as the NSC Charity Partner in front of 1,000 delegates at the Global Keynote Session.

The NSC was held from Wednesday to Friday last week (26-28 July) which attracted over 1,650 delegates and Expo visitors over the two days and as part of the NSC commitment back to the industry, it has developed a partnership with the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of sports participants to have the opportunity to represent their State or Territory at national championships. Creating opportunities to breakdown financial barriers to participation.

SESF Executive Director, Nick Mooney thanked NSC Convenor Martin Sheppard for the support.

“As the NSC Charity Partner for NSC23 we feel there is great alignment between the NSC and the work that we do. The sector has really embraced the SESF’s national push in 2022/23. Martin Sheppard has been a strong supporter of our cause since its inception in 2012. Representing your state, territory or country should not be based on your ability to pay for it.

We applaud NSC for the high quality conference they have delivered for the sector. The level of conversation both in and out of sessions has been a real focus to move the sector to the next level in the long term push of hosting an Olympics and Paralympics in 2032.”
Nick Mooney
SESF Executive Directo

NSC Convenor, Martin Sheppard was full of praise for the SESF, stating;

“In these difficult times for many parents it is important that we all help families be able to afford their children to have the opportunity to represent their state, territory and country. These teenage athletes are the future champions for 2032. The NSC want to provide them with the opportunity to excel and perform at their best without all the financial worries.”
Martin Sheppard
NSC Founder

Editors Notes

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) has grown since 2016 as Australia/New Zealand’s largest and most prominent community sport and recreation convention and expo. This year the NSC returns to Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 27th and 28th July 2023. The organisers have worked with its 30+ collaborators to offer a program with international and Australian experts, providing the most comprehensive program on community sport recreation and sports facilities in Australia, post-covid.

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