Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Woolworths feeds fresh talent with Olympic scholarships

Woolworths will offer 10 scholarships to any Olympic hopefuls among its staff to “help them on the road to Rio” for the Olympic Games next year, and is calling on other Australian companies to do the same for their staff.

With one year to go to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Woolworths is offering the staff scholarships valued at $10,000, including $5,000 in cash and $5,000 of in-kind support. They will help Olympic hopefuls reach their potential and put them on a firm footing as they compete to be included in the Australian Olympic team.

Woolworths is the Official Supermarket Partner of the Australian Olympic team.

As one of Australia’s largest employers, Woolworths has already identified a number of its staff that may find themselves heading to Brazil ready to represent Australia at the Games.

“Woolworths is a very proud supporter of the Australian Olympic team,” Woolworths Head of Sponsorship and Events Karen Madden said. “We’re offering these scholarships to our team to help feed fresh talent and show our support.

“We’d love to see other Olympic sponsors do the same for their staff. Australian companies are traditionally great supporters of our Olympic athletes and I hope Woolworths leading by example will encourage more of them to dig deep.”

In addition to being the Official Supermarket Partner and the Official Fresh Partner of the Australian Olympic team, Woolworths is the Presenting Partner of the ‘Eat like a Champ’ program, which encourages school students to follow their Olympian heroes to ‘Eat like a Champ’ by providing an understanding of “good nutrition for sport and good nutrition for life”.

The encouragement is provided via video lessons featuring content of Olympians. These are available to download for free from the Resource section of Woolworths’ Olympic education website.

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