Earlier this Term, Snowy Mountains Grammar School and Thredbo MTB announced the Thredbo MTB Scholarship.
The scholarship was for an emerging SMGS MTB student who would like to contribute to the development of mountain biking at the school and in the local area.
The scholarship was open to students who fit the following criteria:
-Students in Years 5-10
-The rider is to be an up-and-coming rider who is not already sponsored or supported in some way
-The rider is to be at an intermediate level and/or keen to develop more gravity-focused MTB skills.
Elements of the scholarship included:
-FOC pro clinics before the Australian MTB Interschools
-3 FOC advanced lessons with Thredbo MTB instructors throughout the season
-FOC entry into the Australian MTB Interschools
-Pro deal/staff pricing on a new bike from one of our bike suppliers
-Thredbo will also provide the opportunity for the selected candidate to be involved in Thredbo promotional activities and to assist in volunteer positions at events to gain experience in the industry.
Applicants were asked the following questions:
-What do you enjoy about mountain biking at Thredbo?
-Why should you be selected for this scholarship?
-If you are successful, how would you support mountain biking in the local area?
Last week, Thredbo selected Kalob Blyth as the recipient of the scholarship. Of Kalob’s successful application, Thredbo MTB Assistant Manager, Tim Windshuttle said, “Thredbo MTB is happy to announce the inaugural MTB Scholarship program. The MTB scholarship is awarded yearly to a student who possesses a keen interest in mountain biking not only in Thredbo but also in the local area and is willing to continue their growth & commitment to the sport through the way of skills development, trail building and competition. We would like to congratulation Kalob Blyth for being awarded the 2019 MTB Scholarship award. Kalob will receive a number of benefits from Thredbo MTB to help him pursue his mountain biking goals. Congratulations Kalob!”
Thank you to Thredbo MTB for this fantastic opportunity.