17 July 2018
An OzChild Chance to Shine scholarship recipient has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.
Bailey Jankovic has been short-listed for the Marg Angel Junior Sportsperson of the Year for his outstanding commitment to wheelchair basketball, a high level of sportsmanship and achieving outstanding results.
So far this year Bailey has won gold medals in the Basketball Australia Kevin Coombs Cup and Bendigo Classic and a Bronze in the Suncoast Spinners.
Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Bailey has found a passion for wheelchair basketball and has his sights set on representing Australia in the Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in 2021 as a 2.5 classification.
Bailey was awarded a Chance to Shine Scholarship earlier this year and it has helped with the many costs involved in the sport and given him a chance to achieve his goals.
“Without the support of OzChild I mightn’t have been able to play in as many tournaments as I have this year and achieved the success I have,” Bailey said.
The winners of the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards will be announced on Wednesday 1 August.
Good luck Bailey from everyone at OzChild!
The current round for new applicants for the Chance to Shine Scholarship has just opened! To find out more or apply for a Chance to Shine Scholarship click here.