Blind Sports NSW is pleased to announce the Young Athlete 'VISIONARY' Program which supports outstanding athlete achievement for Blind Sports NSW member athletes aged 25 years and younger.

The 'VISIONARY' Program will grant a scholarship to be used across a financial year which provides support for athletes going to international competitions, training camps and approved equipment.

This program will also provide Blind Sports NSW with athlete mentors, public speakers, promotion and awareness ambassadors through advertising campaigns on social media and the Blind Sports NSW website.

If you are interested in inviting one of our Visionary Athletes to speak at an event, please email

To apply for the program please read through the criteria below and email Sonja with your expressions of interest.

Visionary Athlete Scholarship Criteria



Brodie Smith from Maitland, NSW was the captain of the winning Aussie GLOW World Cup Youth Goalball team that competed at the Youth World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to captaining the side, Brodie also won the Leading Goal Scorer Award for the tournament. Brodie then went on to win the NSW Goalball State Championships and was selected as part of the Aussie Belles Women’s Goalball team to play in the Senior Goalball World Cup, where Australia made the quarter finals for the first time in women’s history.


Sean Brown has represented Australia in both Goalball and Football, and was also named in the Australian Blind Cricket squad. Sean is an original member of the 2013 Aussie Youth Goalball team and is currently based in Sydney, NSW. Highlights for Sean's career to date include being a part of the winning Blind Cricket and Goalball teams at National Championship level, as well as being a member of the Raiders Futsal team that won both the State and AWD League in 2017.