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Duke 4Sport

Duke 4Sport

Become a Duke 4Sport Partner!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award contributes to the personal development of young Australians through each of the Award Sections, with the Physical Recreation component encouraging Participants to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

A Duke 4Sport partnership creates a link between the Physical Recreation Section of the Award, the Voluntary Service Section of the Award and sporting activities already undertaken by the Award Participants belonging to the Dukes 4Sport club.

By becoming a Duke 4Sport partner, clubs and associations will not only have the opportunity to assist and deliver a globally recognised Award, but will also enhance their ability to attract and retain players, as well as securing regular and ongoing volunteers that will be hugely
beneficial to the club.

Join the Award as a Duke 4Sport partner today and help us inspire more young people live an active, healthy and rewarding lifestyle!

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Apply here to become a Duke 4Sport Partner

Send your applications to admin@dukeofed.com.au

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Current Duke 4Sport Partners



“Our partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award aligns extremely well with the values of Rugby Union, and the proud history our sport has in developing people of strong character and leadership within our community. We believe the Award helps develop discipline, teamwork, communication and social skills, furthering those skills and others developed in rugby. By delivering the award to our young people, this partnership will help us deliver our mission to care, connect and unify our sport, by encouraging leadership and service amongst our rugby schools, clubs and communities”

Andrew Hore, CEO, NSW Rugby Union

“Surf Life Saving NSW believes that the everyday actions of our members change lives, build stronger communities and create great Australians. We are committed to providing our members with skills and experiences which equip them not only to contribute to their clubs and communities, but also to develop personally and help them to realise their potential. With its focus on youth development and youth empowerment, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is one of the tools that is assisting us to realise our goals for young people in the organisation. We are proud to be a Duke4Sport partner.”

Steven Pearce AFSM, CEO, Surf Life Saving NSW


“NSW Rugby League are proud to partner with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The combined effort through sport within the framework of one of the world’s leading youth programs is instrumental in producing the next generation of young leaders with the required skills in navigating life’s challenges in today’s world.”

David Trodden, CEO, NSW Rugby League

 “Igniting the fire of achievement in a sport can be achieved through the values of persistence, self-confidence, and resilience.  This is what the partnership with Dancesport offers.”

Gordan Gilkies President,  Dancesport Confidence

“Igniting the fire of achievement in a sport can be achieved through the values of persistence, self-confidence, and resilience.  This is what the partnership with Dancesport offers.”

Gordan Gilkies President,  DanceSport Australia


 “Gymnastics Australia is committed to providing opportunities for our athletes to remain in the sport as coaches and officials. The Duke 4Sport initiative is an excellent vehicle for GA to achieve their strategic goal to grow our volunteer workforce by offering opportunities for our young coaches and officials to develop important life skills that will benefit them in their involvement with gymnastics and their interactions with our community. Gymnastics Australia is a proud partner of the Duke 4Sport initiative and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Bradley Low, Senior Manager, Education and Sport, Gymnastics Australia


 “HOOPS 4 Life is proud to be part of the Duke 4Sport initiative. We have always searched for a way of accrediting the learnings our young people achieve through our club and now are able to do this.  Delivering the Award our young people and the broader community enables HOOPS 4 Life to share the message of sports, community and service. We have found this in our partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and can see the growth and development in our young people because of it. Every club should aim to become a Duke 4Sport partner as it offers a framework to accredit and map the development of young people through sports.”

Tony Moore, President & Founder, HOOPS 4 Life Basketball Inc.



“NSW Fencing shares a common ideal with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – to encourage young men and women to aim high, give their best and use their talents  and time to help others. Fencing encourages young people to be focussed and determined while embracing the values of courtesy and respect traditional to our sport. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards offer a pathway for young fencers to contribute to the wider community through volunteer effort.”

Kaye Mahoney, President, NSW Fencing Association



“Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre has a proud history of providing avenues for our athletes, volunteers and their families to build on their interest in athletics on, and off, the track. We are thrilled to be able to partner with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to give our community another opportunity to build on their life skills and experience under the guidance of our committed and highly experienced volunteers, coaches and officials. As a Duke 4Sport partner we are better placed to promote little athletics values of: fun; fitness; the development of skills; building character and self esteem; and fostering good sportsmanship.”

Richard Butler, President, Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre


“At West Torrens Birkalla we believe that our role in supporting young people in sports goes beyond the health and fitness benefits that come with playing football. Communication skills, teamwork, leadership, coping with winning and losing, are all life skills we believe make great footballers, and even better people. We are proud to partner with and support The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as a way to complement the skills gained in sport.”

Amin Ayoubi, Chairman, West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club

  “Australian Taekwondo seeks to support members of all levels to reach their highest potential, whether it be their enjoyment of the martial art or with their competitive achievement. Partnering with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award provides a great opportunity for our community to further develop their skills especially in the areas of teamwork, leadership and service benefitting the Taekwondo and wider communities’.

Australian Taekwondo

  The Duke of Education’s International Award like the School Sport SA program understand the importance of empowering youth to achieve to their highest potential. Both endeavour to make authentic connections with the wider community intrinsically linking education and sport (physical recreation, adventure, skill and voluntary service) and providing a breath of quality experiences for young people. The partnership through the Duke 4Sport initiative will strengthen opportunities to improve engagement and well-being for students in South Australian schools.

Paula Nielsen, Team Leader, Department for Education – School Sport SA

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