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THE FED CUP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND – APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED !
The Fed Cup Foundation Scholarship Fund, launched by Margie Abbott in 2016, has been established primarily to provide funding to support and encourage young females to reach their potential to become world class international tennis players.
Set up in honour of the late Jenny Henderson, a long serving member of the Fed Cup Foundation Board, scholarships will be awarded in her memory. We hope that many of these female tennis players will be identified through our very successful Australian Made Foundation Cup.
The Fed Cup Foundation is delighted to announce 14 year old Gold Coast tennis player Olivia Gadecki as the inaugural winner of their Scholarship Program. Click here to read more.
To donate to the Fed Cup Foundation Scholarship Fund today please contact:
Australian Sports Foundation
Leverrier St, Bruce ACT 2617
PO Box 176, Belconnen ACT 2616
Phone: 02 6214 7868
- Fed Cup tie in Canberra: Australia vs. Ukraine (9th of February – 11th of February)
- 30th Annual Breakfast with the Stars (January 2018)
- Foundation Cup in SA (January 2018)
- Judy Dalton Tribute Luncheon (November 2017)
- Fed Cup Foundation #girlsmakeyourmove cardio tennis event (October 2017)
- Battle of the Sexes Prescreenings (September & October)
30th ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS (JANUARY 16th 2018)
The 30th Annual Breakfast with the Stars at the MCG Member’s Dining Room was the Australian Fed Cup Tennis Foundation’s biggest and best ever event, with over 450 guests in attendance.
Supported by McCormick Food, The Australian Made Campaign and new sponsor Red Energy, the Australian Girls Choir set the tone for an inspirational event showcasing the talent of Australian women with their opening performance.
Fed Cup Foundation President, Judy Dalton led an all-star cast of the who’s who of tennis including former world number 4 Jelena Dokic, Wimbledon and Davis Cup champion Pat Cash, former British Fed Cup Captain Judy Murray and our own Fed Cup Captain Alicia Molik.
Fed Cup Foundation’s Executive Director, Brigette McGuire reported on the significant contribution of the foundation to tennis in the past twelve months. Thanks to the support of the fast-growing Fed Cup Foundation membership, in 2018, the Foundation will invest close to $100,000 in supporting and promoting women’s tennis in Australia. We also heard from Zoe Hives, the Victorian winner of the Fed Cup Foundation 2018 Scholarship who played in her first Australian Open.
Sports Broadcaster Tiffany Cherry interviewed Australian Fed Cup Coach Nicole Pratt and Australian rising stars Storm Sanders, Jaimee Fourliss, Kimberley Birrell and Olivia Rogowska who shared their experiences of traveling on the international tour.
The event concluded with the draw of the 20-prize raffle valued at over $8,000 – raising thousands of dollars for the Fed Cup Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Thanks to McGuire Marketing for end to end event management and production.
AUSTRALIAN MADE RED ENERGY FOUNDATION CUP (JANUARY 2018)
For over 20 years, the Fed Cup Foundation has provided tennis players from rural and regional Australian, the rare experience of a professional player through the Australian Made Red Energy Foundation Cup event.
56 of Australia’s best 13 & Under players from areas such as Traralgon and Darwin, took to the West Lakes courts to represent their state in the only national teams’ competition for rural and regional players.
The opening ceremony attended by minister for education and training Simon Birmingham kick-started the week’s tough competition. Also, a surprise visit from the world number 1 doubles team of Australian John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen was a huge thrill for the players.
The final results of the 2018 Australian Made Red Energy Foundation Cup;
GIRLS WINNERS GIRLS RUNNERS UP:
NSW TEAM NT TEAM
1. India Schreiber 1. Jemma Gossow
2. Jane Haeusler 2. Sidni Finch
3. Paris Cagney 3. Trephina Campbell
4. Lucy Tunstead 4. Tegan Genockey
BOYS WINNERS BOYS RUNNERS UP:
NSW TEAM QLD TEAM
1. Nick de Vivo 1. Alec Braund
2. Cooper Wilkinson 2. Lachlan Vickery
3. Connor Hennessy 3. Hamish Everard
4. Logan Staight 4. Kynan Samuelson
Congratulations to India Schreiber (NSW) on winning the Judy Dalton medal and Alec Braun (QLD) who took out the John Fitzgerald medal. Both players each received a cheque for $1,000 to go towards their tennis development.
JUDY DALTON TRIBUTE LUNCH (November 26th 2017)
FED CUP FOUNDATION #GIRLSMAKEYOURMOVE CARDIO TENNIS EVENT (October)
A MORNING OF FUN, FITNESS AND INSPIRATION
Leading sports broadcaster Tiffany Cherry, along with some of Melbourne’s leading lifestyle influencers joined Australian tennis players Storm Sanders, Genevieve Lorbergs and 16 & Under national champion Gabriella Da Silva Fick at the Fed Cup Foundation #girlsmakeyourmove Cardio Tennis event last week.
Thanks to the support of Tennis Victoria, the women experienced Cardio Tennis at Tennis World, National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open.
‘’A great full body workout’’, “I’d love to do this again with my friends’’, ‘’I was better than what I thought” were some of the comments after the session.
Lifestyle blogger Jacintha Akkerman said it best, “We were so honoured to meet some superstar female leads in sport and hear their stories on how they juggle full time tennis amongst school, uni, work, life etc. I also had the privilege of meeting some of their mums. I was blown away by their dedication and commitment in supporting their kids to follow their dreams. So incredibly inspiring. Thanks for getting me back into a sport I used to love playing. Women really do rock.”
NATIONWIDE BATTLE OF THE SEXES PRE-SCREENINGS (September and October)
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Battle of the Sexes Exclusive Pre-Screenings in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Canberra. All evenings were a great success, with all money raised going towards our Fed Cup Foundation Scholarship Program.
Melbourne SELLOUT Battle of the Sexes Pre-Screening. What a fantastic night!
Adelaide Battle of the Sexes Pre-Screening. A special thanks to Helen Rice Tennis School for the tremendous support of the event
Another incredible evening at the Brisbane Battle of the Sexes Pre-Screening
Not a spare seat in the house for the Sydney Battle of the Sexes Pre-Screening
2017 INAUGURAL FED CUP FOUNDATION WOMENS AMT/GIRLS GOLD JT (July)
Congratulations to all those involved in the 2017 Inaugural Fed Cup Foundation Women’s Gold AMT & Girls’ Gold JT – a female only tournament held at Dingley Tennis Club, Melbourne. It was a fantastic week, with all girls giving it their all. It was great to see all players becoming part of the growing Fed Cup Foundation community.
10 & U Girls Singles – Koharu Nishikawa
12 & U Girls Singles – Lu Huang
12 & U Girls Doubles – Lu Huang & Harriet Rachael Stewart
14 & U Girls Singles – Emily Ioannou
14 & U Girls Doubles – Chloe Green & Talia Pati
16 & U Girls Singles – Yasmin Glazbrook
AMT Womens Singles – Katherine Westbury
AMT Womens Doubles – Binasa Beslagic & Natasa Natasha Ilic
2017 FED CUP FOUNDATION BRONZE WOMENS AMT/GIRLS JT
A fantastic weekend at the 2017 Fed Cup Foundation Bronze Womens AMT & Junior Tour at Henley South Tennis Club. The girls gave their all on the court with Fed Cup Captain Alicia Molik, Fed Cup Foundation President Judy Dalton and Fed Cup Foundation Executive Director Brigette McGuire there cheering them on.
12 & U Girls Singles – Ashlee Shields
12 & U Girls Singles Consolation – Zoe Pinnegar
12 & U Girls Doubles – Jessica Glavas & Keeral Mckenzie
14 & U Girls Singles – Cydney Crumbie
14 & U Girls Consolation – Meeka Marshall
AMT Womens Singles – Petra Hule
AMT Womens Singles Consolation – Jasmine Adams
AMT Womens Doubles – Petra Hule & Selina Turulja
THE 29th ANNUAL FED CUP FOUNDATION BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS
This years Annual Fed Cup Foundation Breakfast with the Stars presented by the Australian Made Campaign, kicked off the tennis season in style and was a fantastic celebration of women’s tennis in Australia.
Over 400 fans of the game attended the event at the MCG Dining Room. The morning was filled with entertainment including a Sommelier Act and young singer Daniel Jasper; tennis stars Storm Sanders, Destanee Aiava and Jaimee Fourlis; special guests Judy Murray, Alicia Molik, Nicole Pratt and Pat Cash and was hosted by sports broadcaster Tiffany Cherry.
The morning also included a fabulous raffle and auction items including 2017 Australian Open Women’s Final tickets, signed 2016 Wimbledon Scorecards and a HEAD tennis racquet which raised thousands of dollars for the Fed Cup Foundation to support and promote women’s tennis. Guests enjoyed a lavish hot breakfast and goodie bag and lots of fun and laughs.
2017 AUSTRALIAN MADE FOUNDATION CUP
Bringing together the best players (13 years of age and younger) from regional Australia, the Australian Made Foundation Cup provides the players with an insight into what professional tennis is like, in a team environment.
The Fed Cup Foundation manages player accommodation, meals, transport, to provide the players with the same experience as a professional tennis player, an opportunity of a lifetime.
Held in January each year, the Foundation Cup is organised in cooperation and with the support of naming rights sponsor the Australian Made Campaign, McCormicks, Tennis Australia, Tennis NSW, Tennis NT, Tennis QLD, Tennis SA, Tennis TAS, Tennis VIC and Tennis West.
The 2017 Australian Made Foundation Cup, held at West Lakes Tennis Club in South Australia was a fantastic week, which saw Susie Lee (QLD) and Haru Sonton (QLD) awarded the Judy Dalton and John Fitzgerald medals respectively, along with a $1,000 cheque as the most outstanding female and male players of the competition.
Results of Finals matches are as follows –
1 v 2: QLD 5 Rbrs 8 Sets 55 games d. Vic 1 Rbrs 2 Sets 29 Games
3 v 4: NT 4 Rbrs 7 Sets 50 games d. NSW 2 Rbrs 4 Sets 42 Games
5 v 6 SA 6 Rbrs 6 Sets 36 games d. Tas 0 Rbrs 0 Sets 6 Games
6 v 7: Tas 3 Rbrs 3 Sets 28 games d. WA 3 Rbrs 3 Sets 27 Games
1 v 2: QLD 3 Rbrs 6 Sets 57 Games d. Vic 3 Rbrs 4 Sets 33 Games
3 v 4: SA 3 Rbrs 6 Sets 50 games d. NSW 3 Rbrs 5 Sets 40 Games
5 v 6 NT 5 Rbrs 5 Sets 33 games d. Tas 1 Rbrs 1 Sets 19 Games
6 v 7: Tas 6 Rbrs 6 Sets 36 games d. WA 0 Rbrs 0 Sets 7 Games
“As parents it was both a pleasure and a privilege to witness such a well run junior tennis development event. It was wonderful watching all the teams interacting, and the children forming many new tennis friendships…
“Judy Dalton’s presence at the courts each day was fantastic. Her down to earth approach, support and passion for providing opportunities for country kids playing tennis was very much appreciated by all…
“It was inspirational seeing these enthusiastic young tennis players embrace this wonderful opportunity provided by the Foundation Cup Team, Australian Made Sponsors, Tennis Australia, McGuire Marketing and West Lakes Tennis Club.”
– Jo and Michael Kearney
“Our daughter was incredibly lucky to be part of the Victorian team and enjoyed the most incredible experience. [She] said that the Foundation Cup team event, along with her first plane travel and special team uniform, was probably the “highlight of [my] life… apart from being born”!…
“Congratulations on creating such a well-organised event. All the lead-up correspondence was clear and detailed…
“Regardless of what may lie ahead for any of the children in terms of their tennis futures, The Foundation Cup definitely provides inspiration and a sense of appreciation for the challenges faced by country kids.”
– Lucy and Paul O’Beirne
The Fed Cup Foundation wouldn’t be possible without the support of our fabulous team of volunteers.
We have volunteering opportunities in the below roles:
- Event helpers
- Tennis event officials/administrators
- Committee members