The Finn Lowery Award is an annual scholarship of $2500 which is awarded to an applicant who emulates the attributes that Finn showed throughout his lifetime. These are centered around courage and excellence.
This is the second year for the award and the FLF trustees are excited to see this years applications. You are able to nominate yourself but also nominate someone within the water polo community who has shown courage and/or excellence throughout the last year. There is no age range for applications and all players within the community are welcome to apply.
Applications for the 2021 Award are now open. These will close on 1st May 2021. All applications can be made here.
Finn Lowery Foundation Chair, Lynda Kearns, caught up with Korban Kirk this week, the Foundation’s inaugural winner of the Finn Lowery Award.
Here's a small overview of her chat with him:
Just under a year on from receiving the Finn Lowery Foundation Award, Korban tells me that he used his scholarship money last year to help fund his participation in the under 18’s team which achieved a bronze medal in the championship round. A broken collarbone at Christmas put a stop to water polo for a few months but he is now training again and hoping to play again in at least a Tier 2 team and ultimately in the under 21 team.
Korban has very much appreciated the financial support the scholarship has provided to him and particularly that he is able to now meet his own water polo costs without having to rely on family to do so. The big news for Korban is that he has commenced his five-year apprenticeship with MCB Plumbing. Korban is loving the opportunity this job gives him and his work environment. He is also moving into his first flat shortly. Life is looking good for Korban.
Korban encourages all club members to consider applying for the award this year. Entries for this are set to open soon and the Foundation is looking forward to hearing from anyone who would like to be considered.