Lord’s Taverners ACT Awards for Young Athletes with a Disability (formerly known as Lord’s Taverners ACT Scholarships) are awarded to local young athletes on an annual basis.
Each recipient of an award has received financial assistance from the Lord’s Taverners ACT to help them scale even greater heights in their emerging sporting careers.
Award recipients are chosen by an exhaustive process, including interviews.
Local track-and-field athlete, Lachlan Foote has been a multiple winner of Lord’s Taverners ACT Scholarships.
Lachlan, who has arthrogryposis (congenital joint contractures), has competed in sprint races on the international stage. In 2016, he won silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the NZ Athletics Championships. He has set Australian records in his classification for the 100m and 200m.
Lachlan won the Pierre de Coubertin Award for Olympianism (2016) and the Performance of the Year award for the 2015/16 ACT Para Athletics Talent Squad.