Bradman Scholarship Past & Current Winners

2020 Male Bradman Scholar – Kyle Brazell

2020 Female Bradman Scholar – Matilda Lugg

The coveted Bradman Scholarship has been awarded for 2020, to Kyle Brazell of Adelaide and Matilda Lugg of Coffs Harbour.

The Scholarship, which has been awarded since 1990 to aid undergraduates balance their cricket and academic pursuits, was amended in 2019 to include both a male and a female recipient each year. Brazell and Lugg, who applied in February, are both exceptionally talented cricketers who have also demonstrated an ability to maintain strong academic records at school and university. This duality helped them to stand out amongst a strong nationwide pool of applicants.

Brazell, 19, is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science at the University of South Australia. Having graduated from Rostrevor College in 2019 with an exceptional ATAR score, his values of humility and a desire to serve shone through as he chose his university pathway, hoping his degree will allow him to help those affected by cancer. Alongside his studies, Brazell’s cricketing record is particularly impressive. Currently opening the batting for Adelaide University in first grade, he has long been a part of the SACA underage squads and has even represented Australia at an under 17 and under 19 level.

A fine candidate for the scholarship, Brazell was humbled by his selection. “It is the utmost privilege to be chosen for the Bradman Scholarship; especially considering it is Australia-wide.” He is particularly excited by the prospect of being part of the Bradman Foundation for the next three years and beyond, “I will be proud to uphold the values and qualities that earned me selection and want to take this opportunity with both hands,” he said.

Matilda Lugg, who only recently celebrated her twenty-first birthday, will now add Bradman Scholar to her already distinguished list of honours and achievements. Having graduated as School Captain from Coffs Harbour High School in 2017, she has quickly settled in to her double degree in Arts/ Law at Australian National University. A contracted player with ACT Meteors since 2018, she has learned how to balance her professional cricket commitments with her academic ambitions, where she hopes one day to work in the social justice and international aid sector. Her ability to juggle such demanding commitments, all while living out of home at such a young age, have fostered in her a profound sense of maturity which was evident both in her written application and in-person interview.

Having applied last year, Lugg was pleased to hear from the Foundation earlier this week. “When I heard the good news, I was just so happy,” she said. “It is a tremendous honour to be recognised not only as a cricketer or an academic, but also for upholding the values that I consider to be very important.”

Executive Director of the Bradman Foundation, Rina Hore is thrilled with the scholars for 2020. “We had another exceedingly strong field of applicants, but Kyle and Matilda shone through,” she said. “They are high quality people, and we look forward to welcoming them into the Foundation.”

Previous Winners

1990: Geoff Lovell (Bachelor of Arts (PPE), Exeter College, Oxford University)

1993: Andrew Ridley (Postgraduate Degree in Philosophy/Management Studies, Exeter College, Oxford University)

1993: Martin Love (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland).

1999: Sam Williams of Adelaide, SA (Bachelor of Podiatry – University of South Australia)

2000: Greg Mail of Baulkham Hills, NSW (Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) – University of Sydney)

2001: Kieran Mahony of Kangaloon, NSW (Bachelor of Arts/Laws – Macquarie University)

2002: Alexandra Blackwell of Griffith, NSW (Bachelor of Medicine – University of New South Wales)

2003: Mark Faraday of Newcastle, NSW (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Communications – University of Newcastle).

2004: Thomas Barratt of Perth, WA (Bachelor Law/Economics – University of Western Australia).

2005: Shane Wallace of Bomaderry, NSW (Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney)

2006: Madhu Bhamidipaty of Perth, WA (Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, University of Western Australia).

2007: Patrick Connelly of Adelaide, SA (Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide).

2008: David Miller of Taree, NSW (Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science, University of Sydney)

2009: Aaron Mullins of Athelstone, SA (Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) University of Adelaide)

2010: Kate Shallard of Euroa, Vic (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bendigo)

2011: Andrew Lowe of Laurieton, NSW (Bachelor of Business & Sports Management, UTS)

2012: Kara Sutherland of Grafton, NSW (Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science then transfer (2015) to Master of Physiotherapy, Griffith University, Brisbane)

2013: Georgia Redmayne of Alstonville, NSW (Bachelor of Medicine, UNSW)

2014: Amit Balgi of Wollongong, NSW (Bachelor of Dental Science, Charles Sturt University, Orange)

2015: Damon Kerr of Glenelg, SA (Bachelor of Arts at Flinders University then Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity)

2016: Tom Galvin of Tullamore, NSW (Bachelor of Science, Sydney University)

2017: Andrew Young of Canterbury, VIC (Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne University)

2018: Varun George of North Ryde, NSW (Bachelor of Laws, Sydney University)

2019 (male): Nathan Doyle of San Remo, NSW (Bachelor of Arts / Advanced Studies, University of Sydney)

2019 (female): Kelly Rowlings of Goulburn, NSW (Bachelor of Psychology Hons., Australian National University)

2020 (male): Kyle Brazell of Adelaide, SA (Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy), University of South Australia)

2020 (female): Matilda Lugg of Coffs Harbour, NSW (Bachelor of Laws (Honours) & Bachelor of Arts Double Degree, Australian National University)


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