Varun George from NSW awarded the 2018 Bradman Scholarship

24/05/18 Category: Blog, Featured, News Posted by:

 

The coveted Bradman Scholarship for 2018 has been awarded to 19 year old Varun George of Sydney University. After taking a gap year to focus on cricket Varun has now embarked on a Bachelor of Commerce with the intention of transferring to a double degree of Commerce and Law next year.

 
Playing Premier Grade for the Mosman Cricket Club, the same club as former Bradman Chairman and Australian Captain Ian Craig, Varun also coaches the Mosman Junior girl’s academy, has a black belt in karate, plays first grade hockey for Sydney Uni and is an active participant in the Sydney University Drama Society.
 
Along with his passion for cricket Varun is involved in his local community and has volunteered at the Anglican Retirement Village in Forestville and with the Smith Family reading program. He has also carried out work experience at Westpac and Paradice Investment Management.
 
During the recent announcement of the 2018 Bradman Scholar at the Chairman’s Lunch in Bowral, Varun discussed his club form and balancing his studies and sport with renowned author, Mike Coward. Successfully playing grade cricket with Mosman from a young age, Varun is determined to also succeed with his studies to gain a business degree, then specialise in Industrial Relations.
 
Previous recipients of the Bradman Scholarship, first awarded in 1990, include notable Australian cricketers; Martin Love, Greg Mail, recently retired Australian women’s cricket vice-captain Alex Blackwell and Georgia Redmayne, Tasmania’s WBBL wicket keeper.
 
Many Premier Clubs across all states include Bradman Scholars who have gone on to become professionals in their chosen fields and still have a connection to the game through club cricket.
 
The Bradman scholarship panel is headed by Foundation Patron former Prime Minister, John Howard and Foundation Chairman Maurice Newman. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Ms Rina Hore, said ‘Varun is an outstanding individual and will be an excellent ambassador for the Bradman Foundation, sportsmanship and the Spirit of Cricket.’
 
Ms Hore noted that as the number of applications for the Bradman Scholarship increases each year, so too does the quality of its applicants. She said, ‘The calibre of our young sports people today is outstanding… we are in good hands for the game’s future.’

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