Applications for the Athletic Excellence Fund (AEF) are now being accepted. The AEF encompasses the Premier’s Athletic Awards, The Team Gushue Awards, Elite Athlete Assistance and the Sport NL Scholarship in one application.

Program Application and Guidelines can be found at either of the following links: or Once applications have been completed by the athlete, they must be submitted to their respective Provincial Sport Organization (i.e. Karate NL, Swimming NL, etc.) by February 1, 2019.

Please share this information directly with your members and through all your communication channels.

To read the full press release, please see the following link:


Bill Taggart

Sport Consultant, Healthy Living, Sport and Recreation

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development

Phone (709)729-6291