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Heather Reid AM is a founding member of the ANU Women’s Football Club, being the first Secretary in 1978 and a significant contributor to the club as a player, coach and committee member.

In 2015, Heather’s service to women’s football at local and national levels was acknowledged when she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). 

As part of the 45th anniversary of the ANUWFC, Heather has offered to provide funding for the Heather Reid AM Bursary. The Bursary will provide financial assistance for ANUWFC players who require support with paying their registration fees. 

The financial components of the bursary aim to ensure that financial hardship is not a barrier to playing football. 

If successful, applicants will have the ANUWFC component of their fees (between $130 and $160) covered by the Bursary.

Separately, ANUWFC is able to provide a payment plan for fees, where the cost is split into three payments over 10 weeks. If you have received a registration email and would like to exercise this option, please reply to that email at


Eligibility criteria

Applicants must: 

  • be selected for a place in a team within the ANUWFC.

  • be a current, full-time student at the ANU, a concession card holder, or have other exceptional financial circumstances.

  • not have previously received a Heather Reid AM Bursary.

  • be 18 years or over.

  • have no outstanding fees due to ANUWFC, Capital Football or ANU Sport.

  • not be a paid employee member of ANU Sport.

At its sole discretion, ANUWFC may offer an applicant special consideration if an eligibility requirement set out above cannot be met due to extenuating circumstances.

Application process
  1. Complete an online application form (see below) and submit to ANUWFC by 24 March 2024.

  2. ANUWFC Committee will meet to review and discuss all applications.

  3. Determinations will be made by the Committee based on:

  • ANUWFC selection criteria, outlined in the club’s selection guidelines

  • The applicant's financial situation

  • The needs of the team (i.e. does the applicant play in a position of high demand within their team). 

Key dates
  • 18 March 2024: Applications open

  • 24 March 2024: Applications close

  • 25 March 2024: Determinations made by ANUWFC committee

  • By 26 March: Applicants advised of the outcome

  • Start of April: Registrations for Season 2024 close

If you have any questions about the bursary, please get in touch with us at

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