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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.


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 19 March 2023.

  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

12 March 2023: Applications open
19 March 2023: Applications close
22 March 2023: Determinations made at out of session committee meeting
23 March 2023: Applicants advised of the outcome
24 March 2023: Registrations for Season 2023 close

Applications are closed for Season 2023. 

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

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