United Swimming Club is extremely grateful for the significant contribution Kirsten made to our club and we are honoured that Kirsten’s family have included young women athletes from United in the eligibility for grants from the KE Falconer Sports Fund.
Further details on The K E Falconer Sports Fund are outlined below. The Fund will be considering applications from August 2016.
To continue Kirsten’s legacy by providing financial support to high performing young women athletes at St Cuthbert’s College and United Swimming Club, to assist them in reaching their full potential on the national and international stage.
High school level athletes with funding needs that meet the following criteria:
Current student of St Cuthbert’s College or a member of United Swimming Club
Competing in swimming or a sport that is offered at St Cuthbert’s, at national or international level as a New Zealand resident/citizen
Funding for travel and equipment for national and international competition or training through a recognised sports club or national body
Applicant providing their own contribution for a minimum of 25% of the cost
No minimum application but generally $1,000 or over and maximum likely to be around $7,000
Specific selection consideration will also be given to the following attributes of the individual applicant, in priority order as follows:
Sporting potential and aspirations
Displays focus, self-motivation and determination as demonstrated by consistent, excellent results
Potential for the financial support to make a difference to the athletes ability to take advantage of competition and training opportunities
Displays qualities consistent with school or club values and those of a proud ambassador and role model for their sport
The Fund Committee will co-ordinate with St Cuthbert’s College and United Swimming Club management to promote the fund and identify potential candidates. Applicants will be required to complete an Application Form which will capture the essential background to any request for financial assistance and, if required, an interview. Applications will be considered at a meeting of the Fund Committee at the end of each month and applicants will be notified as soon as practical following the meeting. The intention of the Fund Committee is to allocate the funding equally between St Cuthbert’s College students and United Swimming Club members. There will be no obligations for the Fund Committee to approve any applications if none meet the criteria.
United is a non-profit incorporated society. The club’s objective is to keep fees as reasonable as possible and thereby maximise the affordability and accessibility to the club, while at the same time ensuring that the club can meets its obligations in a responsible manner and on a sustainable basis.
In addition to training fees and self-fund raising activities, the club seeks grants from community trusts bodies. The club is extremely grateful for the support from these community grants as without them our fees to members would typically be higher.
We acknowledge and thank the following community bodies for their support: