The Carbine Club

Program Overview

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport is excited to continue a relationship with the Queensland Carbine Club.  From 2016 (apart from 2020 and 2021 which have been COVID affected), the Carbine Club has joined with the Academy to support a developing athlete in their pursuit of excellence in sport.

Called the “The Glynis Nunn” award, the scholarship is given to an athlete between the ages of 15 and 18 who is striving for success in their chosen sport. Two athletes will receive a Bursary of $2,000 each with the GCAS selecting and monitoring the process.

The Carbine Club of Queensland is proud to work with the Academy to help promote Junior sport in Queensland, in keeping with the ideals of The Carbine Club of Queensland. Glynis said, “I am very humbled and pleased to have my name associated with a program that would be helping promising junior athletes in Queensland.” it will be the Academy’s responsibility to select a most deserving athlete from applications received.

The athlete needs to demonstrate high standards of responsibility, resilience, courage, dedication, humility, dedication and social skills. It is hoped that the bursary will help the chosen athlete, who may have had to cope with significant life challenges in their training and competition. Only athletes who do not receive financial support from any other avenue should apply. Applications are available on the GCAS website or by clicking on the link below.

The board of the GCAS would like to thank the Carbine Club for their generous support of a promising athlete and look forward to the association in the future.

Carbine Club Bursary Criteria

Application Link


Nominee Award Winner

2023 – Charli Guy – BMX

2023 – Julia Mannell– Taekwondo 


Previous Awards Nominees

2023 – Charli Guy – BMX

She lives and breathes BMX and has been racing since the age of 3. Through hard work, determination and self motivation she is the current state and national champion for her age. Her talent and work ethic has been noticed by AusCycling where she is part of the Qld Academy. She recently represented Australia at the World BMX Racing Championships in Glasgow where she finished 4th in the world for her age group.  She has also been part of a development squad for Freestyle BMX.

2023 – Julia Mannell – Taekwondo

Julia is an extremely talented and dedicated Taekwondo athlete. She is currently the 12-14 National and State Champion for Red Belt Divison in Taekwondo (1 below black belt). From the 40 competitions she has competed at, Julia has reached the podium 36 times with 20 gold, 13 silver, and 3 bronze.
Julia has been accepted into the Australian Taekwondo Queensland High-Performance Sparring Squad and is heading overseas in early 2024 to compete at the Junior World Championships.

2021 – Emelia Surch – Heptathlon.

As a young Heptathlete, Emelia trains for 7 events (90m Hurdles, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put and Javelin. Completing 2 track sessions, 2 jump sessions and 2 throw session each week Emelia also completes two gym sessions weekly. She is currently ranked number 1 in Australia for the 100m hurdles and 23rd in the Heptathlon. Emelia’s ultimate goal and dreams are to compete at the Commonwealth games and World Championships in her respective disciplines.

2019 – Ellie Beer – Track and Field.

Ellie is involved in Athletics, Surf Lifesaving and Oztag. She was selected as a 16 year old to represent Australia at the World Relay Championships and later went on to represent at the World Championships in the 4 x 400m women’s relay team. She holds the U/16 Qld and Australian 400m record. She aims to represent Australia at the Olympics in the 200m and 400m.

2018 – Regan Hackett – Ice Hockey.

Regan was studying and playing in Ontario in the Eastern Canadian Midget hockey league. He gained selection in a number of representative teams while there and captain of team North America. After training with a leading coach in NSW during 2018, Regan was scouted and now resides in Canada pursuing his dream of Ice Hockey excellence.

2017 – Tianah List – Javelin.

Tiannah successful qualified in Javelin for the World University Games but was unable to attend due to injury. Now resident in the USA on scholarship to a University. Tianah also represented Queensland in Softball winning a national championship.

2016 – Amy Coulston – Track and Field.

Amy represented Australia in Track and Field at the Oceania Championships.