Travel Assistance Policy


Weston Creek Athlete Travel Assistance

Financial assistance is available to registered Weston Creek athletes selected to represent the ACT (or another state at National Schools Championships) at schools, junior or senior National Championships in track and field, cross country, road running, race walking or mountain running (not including veterans or masters representation).

Travel assistance may also be sought for travel to interstate meets, representative trials, international representative competition or other special events.

Financial Assistance

The amount of assistance for National Championships depends on the state or territory in which the event is being held:

  • NSW and ACT = generally $50
  • VIC and QLD = generally $150
  • TAS, SA, WA and NT = generally $200

Special circumstances will also be considered.


Funding for each national championship is available to any athlete who has met the following eligibility criteria:

  • registered first claim with Weston Creek for at least three (3) months
  • selected to represent the ACT
  • regularly represents Weston Creek in local competition
  • has not exceeded $500 of travel assistance in the current competition year.

For other events travel assistance will be assessed individually based on the type of competition, the cost to the athlete, the athlete’s Weston Creek representative record, previous funding received, plus any other factors the Committee considers relevant.


To receive assistance, an athlete must submit a written application (an email is sufficient) to the Registrar ( detailing the events they have been selected to compete in and addressing the eligibility criteria.

Applications are encouraged in advance of the event, but will be accepted up to one month in arrears.

The committee will consider the application at the next committee meeting, and once approved the Treasurer, will provide reimbursement to the athlete.


The Committee reserves the right to reconsider funding amounts and eligibility criteria at any time.