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Inaugural Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships Announced

Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett CMM was delighted to present four outstanding school leavers from Port Stephens each a cheque for $750 recently to further their education at TAFE, university, apprenticeships or training.

As a responsible corporate citizen Soldiers Point Marina values and appreciates the role of our young people in this community and provide many opportunities through the Real Futures Foundation to our youth.  The marina has for many years provided sailing lessons to students from Tomaree High and St Philips Christian College at no cost to the school or the student.

The Marina also decided to offer opportunities to young people in the wider Port Stephens community and establish the Inaugural Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for school leavers aged 16-19 years of age.

“We had many applications for the scholarships and it was difficult to reach a decision but these four young people are exceptional and a wonderful representation of our young people. The funds will really give them a kick start for their future learning in a practical way” said Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett.

Scholarship Recipients:

  • Alannah Newell, Year 12 from Irrawang High School – to assist with her fees to study Bachelor of Criminal Justice at Charles Sturt University and an Associate Degree in Policing Practice
  • Molly-Rose Schwager, Yr 12 from Irrawang High School – to study Bachelor of Science with the end goal of studying Medicine and becoming a gynecologist or obstetrician
  • Connor Jacobs – currently studying Certificate IV Surveying at Hunter TAFE
  • Jordan Halprin, Year 12 Tomaree High School – to assist with fees to study for a Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Pictured from left in photo: Connor Jacobs, Molly-Rose Schwager, Darrell Barnett, Alannah Newell, Jordan Halprin

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Testimonial

A Marina for boaties that's an 'experience' not just a destination.

Soldiers Point Marina, Port Stephens was a destination much talked about and recommended by other sailing friends. It surpassed expectations. The berths are suited to the prevailing winds and generous in size so docking doesn't even require the assistance you'll get. Jetties are decorated with hanging flower baskets and interesting sculptures and are in themselves a tourist attraction. Once here, there is no need to leave although if you need to re-provision or sight-see you can do it in the courtesy cars - one is a Lexus. Coffee and papers are delivered in the morning and cocktails in the afternoon. There is a lot of theatre surrounding the delivery too.We happened to be there for Valentines Day so a rose was delivered to all the ladies. 

The bathroom suites gleam and are floor to ceiling marble, rivalling anything you'd find at the Sheraton. There is no detail that the owner hasn't thought of to make your stay the most relaxing and enjoyable possible. You'll find all the usual Marina facilities plus extras and it's all top notch. 3 types of award winning dining are available in the complex too, from waters edge coffee lounge through to a la carte. Light meals can even be delivered to your boat.

And if all of this doesn't persuade you that it's worth a visit in a beautiful physical location, their best asset is the staff who couldn't do more to help you have a fabulous, fabulous time. 

We stayed a week.
Still grinning!

Source: Trip Advisor

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