VU supports the annual Nathan Prince Scholarship, which offers $1000 for a Western Jets player enrolled full time at VU or Victoria University Polytechnic. The scholarship was established in memory of Western Jets player Nathan Prince, who died after a post-game cardiac arrest in 2011.
The Western Jets Football Club has selected Daly Andrews as the 2019 recipient of the Nathan Prince Academic Scholarship.
Daly entered the program in 2018 and showed significant improvement in his football to earn Victoria Metro honours. In 2019, Daly returns to the Western Jets as one of 5 nominated 19 year old players, and with this comes leadership expectations. Daly’s catchability, maturity and thirst for knowledge has seen him continue to improve his football and excel in his authentic leadership amongst the group.
Daly is studying a double degree at Victoria University Bachelor of Sports Science (Human Movement)/ Bachelor of Sport Management
In 2018 the Western Jets Football Club selected Maddison-Eve Fenech as the first ever female recipient of the Nathan Prince Academic Scholarship.
Maddison had an extremely successful senior year in 2017, she was College Captain at Lakeview Senior College and Vice-Captain of the Western Jets Football Club. Maddison won multiple awards throughout the year including the Gorton Young Leaders award established by Federal member Gorton O’Connor in 2009 to recognise year 12 students who have shown commitment to public service through voluntary work, student leadership and community service. Maddison also won the Western Jets coaches award and Caroline Springs best and fairest.
Maddison will be studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine at Victoria University this year and hopes to pursue a career in Medicine as an emergency ward doctor.
- Deng Maguang (2017)
- Nick Buykx (2016)
- Jackson Volpato (2015)
- Liam Macmahon (2014)
- Harrison King (2013)
- Ben Norton (2012)