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The Queensland Games Foundation Ltd is happy to announce the opening of the 2017 'Future Stars Grants'.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast has generated a great deal of excitement amongst Queensland’s sporting community. In particular, it has inspired many young Queensland athletes to try and represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games. However, the high cost of sporting equipment, competition travel and training expenses can sometimes prevent potentially great athletes from achieving their dreams. In 2013 the Queensland Games Foundation initiated the ‘Future Grants Scheme’ to help selected athletes with these costs, and since 2014 have assisted twenty Queensland athletes achieve their goals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (see Recipients). Grant applications for 2017 are now open, and athletes from Commonwealth Games sports are encouraged to apply for these grants by completing the application form on this website.


Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) – Glasgow Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay), Dual Olympic Gold Medallist and Ambassador to the Queensland Games Foundation Future Stars Grants.

"I am delighted to be appointed the Ambassador to the QGF Future Sporting Grants program. Winning Gold in a World Record time at Glasgow was definitely one of the highlights of my sporting career, and I'd love to help young athletes achieve their Commonwealth Games dreams."