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Aspirations4Kids In Sport Ltd.

In October 2011, Future State Greats was formally registered as a company under the Corporations Act 2001 and is taken to be registered in Queensland. The company is limited by guarantee and is a public company ACN 154 014 150.

In January 2016, Future State Greats Limited changed its name to Aspirations4Kids in Sport Limited to better reflect our ethos that participation in sport can change the lives of our young people and lead to the betterment of society.

For more information contact General Manager – Julie Anne Dietz at julie-anne@a4k.com.au or 0414 779 766

We support Queensland School Students facing unique challenges so that they can play their chosen sport. We believe that sport can enhance lives and our goal is to ensure that no one missed out on their opportunity no matter what their circumstances.

We’ve come a long way …. First established back in 1999 when the then Minister of Education Dean Wells tapped Ian Healy on the shoulder and asked him for some help, they formed an advisory committee reporting to the Minister and their job was to help reduce the costs of school sport for Queensland families of kids with sporting talent.

From that moment on the organisation has leveraged from the commitment, hard work, insight and foresight of one of the countries all time sporting legends. Heals brought together a team including 103 test netball legend Vicki Wilson, highly respected educator and dedicated rugby league administrator Kevin Brasch and other leaders of industry including the then Commonwealth Bank board representative Don Nissan and so the Queensland School Sport Foundation was born.

Since 1999 the organisation has transformed and its core focus shifted and this is evidenced by its name change titles – in 2006 it transitioned into Future State Greats and identified and offered 24 elite sports bursaries to students from the 12 different sports regions right across Queensland. Then in 2011 we began our focus on Queensland families facing unique challenges. One thing we have never lost sight of is the power of sport and the role is can play in enhancing lives.

Today A4K still assist kids with talent, in fact many have the talents that you simply can’t teach because their successes come off the back of hardship and adversity.