Caleb Grothues is the successful candidate of the 2017 Sport Australia Scholarship and Mentoring Program, which was awarded at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Champions of our Nation Induction and Awards Gala dinner in Melbourne last night.
Western Australian local Caleb Grothues was one of five young sporting individuals who last night was presented with a return economy flight from Etihad Airways to help with international training and competition, $5,000 funding grant to assist with sporting related costs and a Sports Australia Hall of Fame member to mentor Grothues for the remainder of 2017.
Kickboxing legend Stan Longinidis was paired with Grothues as his mentor to assist with more than just technique in the discipline. Longinidis will support Grothues in his Motocross career throughout 2017, through challenges that athletes face off the bike.
Already a World Champion at age 12 Grothues has had to already overcome challenging and difficult times as a young 16-year-old athlete. Last night Grothues shared what an honour it was to receive this Scholarship and Mentoring program and explained Longinidis‰Ûªs contribution as a mentor.
‰ÛÏI kind of thought when I received the phone call telling me that I had gotten the scholarship that it was a joke to be honest,‰Û