In October 2013 Queensland’s AFL community has lost one of its greats, with the tragic passing of State Development Manager, Troy Clarke.
An AFL Queensland Hall of Fame member, Clarke, 44, played 68 games for the Brisbane Bears between 1991 and 1996 and was the only North Queenslander on the Queensland Team of the Century shortlist , but it was his impact on footy after his retirement that will be his true legacy to the game.
To honour Troy’s memory, an idea was put to the Clarke family to create a scholarship in his honour that would assist a young footballer from regional Queensland to reach their potential, both in football and life, just as Troy himself had done.
AFL Queensland is pleased to announce that this idea has come to fruition and officially launch the Troy Clarke Scholarship.
Troy consistently displayed wonderful values such as dedication, passion and respect. This scholarship aims to honour Troy Clarke by supporting a young person from regional Queensland who displays these same values to reach their potential both as a player and a person.
We are also pleased to announce that Sydney Swans player Kurt Tippett, who was discovered by Troy as a teenager, is the Troy Clarke Scholarship Ambassador.
The following application form frames the Troy Clarke Scholarship and outlines in detail the background, criteria, process and distribution of any funds as well as the application form.
2014 APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED