Sporting success for scholarship winner - OzChild

Sporting success for scholarship winner

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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.

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