It is the history of the Giles Family at Ringwood and the Foster family at Great Preston Cricket Clubs that lead to the establishment of Giles Foster Scholarship (GFS).
Following completion of his pharmacy degree, Stuart himself was selected as the overseas player for the Great Preston Cricket Club (GPCC) in Yorkshire in 1994 and again in 1997 – a life changing experience for him that Cathie & Stuart now wish to provide to other aspiring young cricket players.
The GFS provides funds to cover travel to and from the UK, a kick-starting sign on fee, and a tailored vocational experience matched to the recipient’s current and future career aspirations.
However, it is also the broader opportunity and the leadership role that the international exchange will offer the recipients, that is just as important a benefit of the GFS that Stuart and Cathie are just as excited about.
The inaugural GFS was awarded to Matthew King in 2015.
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