Leading up to the next Olympic Games in 2020 the Olympic Committee is changing the focus and the name of the award offered to Secondary School students. The Olympic Change Maker program celebrates students who are demonstrating the Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in their communities. Click here to find out how your students can be recognised and share in a unique Olympic experience.
Dear Principals and Teachers
Welcome to the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program. The pride we share in watching our Olympic teams striving on the world stage has inspired Australians for generations. As we all know this spirit can transcend the sporting field and be a potent force for positive change.
The Australian Olympic Change-Maker program recognises and rewards students who are demonstrating the Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in their communities. The new program, which has evolved from the former Pierre de Coubertin Award, encapsulates leadership and what it means to have a positive effect on communities.
This can take on many forms – from minor to major, and from the ordinary to the amazing. Whether leading teams, coaching juniors, supporting seniors, making a difference at a sports club, a national cause or effecting change on the world stage, we would love to hear about it and recognise these young Australians.
Your school is encouraged to identify up to two students (total) from Years 10 – 12 whose attributes and actions best demonstrate leadership and making change in the community. To best demonstrate these attributes, we’re asking students to include a one-minute video as part of their application. Nominations are now open and close 23 August 2019.
All students nominated by their schools will be invited to attend an Olympic Forum to be held in each respective State / Territory during September 2019. This Forum offers a unique opportunity for your students to connect with like-minded young people, learn from Olympians and experience the Olympic spirit first-hand.
Additionally, each award recipient will be considered for the National Olympic Change-Maker Summit. Selection to attend the National Summit will be chosen by a panel of Olympians based on the video submissions and contribution at the State / Territory Olympic Forum.
For assistance or information about the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program, please contact the AOC by calling 02 9247 2000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your nominations and having your school part of this exciting experience.
Matt Carroll AM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Olympic Committee