Sponsored Kids

Forbes Porter

  • 2023: Offered a 10 month, full time position in the Juvenile under 18, Escuala De Futbol Academy in Huesca, Spain in the Spanish league for the 2023/2024 season. 
  • 2019 :Selected to attend a Under 12 Gold Coast Soccer Academy in the UK.


Forbes Porter was our very first sponsored athlete back in 2019 and now he has been offered a 10 month, full time position in the Juvenile under 18, Escuala De Futbol Academy in Huesca, Spain in the Spanish league for the 2023/2024 season. 

Academy Inclusions:

  • 4 group training sessions per week and 1 individual training session per week 
  • 3 gym sessions per week with the Academies strength and conditioning coach
  • full health insurance and all meals provided and catered for by a chef in consultation with a dietitian 
  • access to full time physio and sports psychologist 
  • workshops and training with professional players and coaches
  • attend the Real Madrid Carnival in Madrid in January competing against the top Spanish academies including Real Madrid
  • full time on site accommodation 
  • online Australian schooling
  • student visa
  • 3 Spanish classes per week 

Stay tuned to see what's next for Forbes...he could be the next Tim Cahill! Follow Forbes journey via his Instagram @forbesporterr


A Gold Coast United Pathway Coach selected 13 Under 12 boys from the East Coast of Australia (Majority from South East QLD) to represent Gold Coast United in England.

The boys attended 2 EPL games, had stadium and academy tours and trained at the home of Team England's training facilities. They also played in 8 fixtures against the top category 1 & 2 academies including Liverpool, Everton, Sheffield United, Stoke City, West Brom Albion, Burton Albion, Wolves and Derby County.

The boys represented with pride and returned home undefeated -  a huge achievement for the Aussie boys and the first time their coach has seen any Aussie team in this age group return home with a win, let alone undefeated!

"Thank you to you and the team at Kids on the Border who assisted Forbes to chase his dreams in England.

The confidence and skills he gained both on and off the pitch are priceless

A HUGE thank you to the community that stood behind Forbes to help him experience this opportunity. Forbes' love for the game has increased tenfold and this opportunity will be something he will remember forever." - Mrs Porter

Ash Wilcomes

  • 2023: Currently ranked 10th in the World for Skateboarding (Park) , 3rd in contention for Australian Olympic Team - they take total of 3 skaters (Paris 2024)
  • 2023: 1st Opens Men @ Australian National Bowl C’Ships Bowlzilla QLD
  • 2023: 1st King of Concrete Newcastle Australia
  • 2022: 1st Nitro World Junior Games, Australia


To achieve Ash's goal of competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics and winning a medal there are 6 International competitions spread across the globe, Argentina, Rome, Italy, Sharjah, UAE, 3 more TBA.

These competitions involve high travel expenses and miscellaneous costs associated with the preparation.

"I am so stoked and feel really lucky to have the support to go to Argentina. This helps me a lot as I also need to travel with my Dad because I’m only 15 years old."

Follow Ash's next Olympic Qualifying event in Argentina on the 21st May 2023 and stay up to date via his instagram: @ashwilcomes

Jeffrey Dunne

  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar in Mahers Lane Terranora
  • Australian Youth Champion
  • Jeff is a break dancer looking at qualifying for the Olympics in 2024
  • Australia Olympic Team
  • Currently leading the points tally for Australia 

Jeff's dream goal is to compete at the Olympic's and be part of the Redbull BC One Team

Jeff is currently 15 years old and has been breaking or bboying for 8 years. He is currently the Australian Youth Champion and battles against adults now at competitions.

Jeff is part of the Australia Olympic team and is currently competing overseas in many countries to be ready for the Oceanic battle which he will need to win to be able to compete in the Paris Olympics.

Coming up he has to compete in Madrid, Italy, Brazil, Portugual, Belgium and Hong Kong to gain points for the Olympic recognition. Jeff also is currently leading the points tally for Australia which is amazing.

Follow Jeff's journey via his Instagram @j__attack

Yan Figueira Balladi

Yan is a dedicated and passionate athlete with a remarkable talent for jiu-jitsu.
He began training in jiu-jitsu at the tender age of three and has since dedicated himself to the sport, competing nationally and internationally.
Yan's commitment to his training has yielded impressive results, with a record over 136 wins and numerous championship titles to his name, the major titles are:
  • 3 x Pan Pacific
  • 4 x Australian National
  • 5 x Queensland State
  • 1 X Abu Dhabi Pro

Yan's dream goal is 'becoming a World Champion!'

Lillian Egan

Lillian only started to playing sport in 2022 when she come into the care of her Aunty
  • 2023 She was picked to play Rep Netball and Touch Football for Tweed
  • 2023 her Centaur Primary School Netball won NSW All Schools Championship out of 800+ Schools, they come 2nd in the Primary School Knock Out and also 5th in the State for Touch Football they were awarded Australia Day Sporting Achievement Group from the Tweed Shire Council.
  • Lillian Represented Tweed Netball in 2023 at Junior State Age coming 7th in the State
  • 2024 Lilian represented Qld Murri at Budgies National School Girls where she was selected for the National team to go to NZ

Lillian dream goal is to 'play for Australia'.

Dakota Carroll

Dakota fell in love with skating at 7 and desperately wanted to play hockey a couple of years later. When visiting her local skating rink in Tweed Heads, Epic Skate, she realised she could combine the two. She fell in love with the game of inline hockey, a fast paced version of ice hockey but on inline skates.

She soon stepped up to fill the vacant goals and became a goalie. She has played her junior years with the Gold Coast Stars and later played competitively as part of the West Logan Rangers. She was part of the undefeated Queensland Junior Women's Team at a national level in 2022. In 2023 she was the goalie for Tasmania at the National Titles.

In both 2022 and 2023 she received MVP Goalie at a National level. Dakota is preparing to attend the World Skate Games in Roccaraso, Italy. She will be representing Australia as the goalie for the National Junior Women's Team. Dakota has also been chosen to represent Queensland in the Inline Hockey National Titles in September, 2024.

Dakota is fullfilling her dream of continuing to represent her state and her country.

Alyra Blazely

Alyra Blazely, 10 years old and began Learn to Skate in August 2020 at what was formally known as Digi but now at Skate Paradise in Hillcrest, QLD. She quickly moved through the star classes and within a few months was offered to join Skate Nation Artistic Roller Skating Club in November 2020. In February 2021 she had her first Figure Competition. By the end of 2021 she competed in her first dance competition which she competed in a Solo Dance and a Solo Free Dance.

In 2022 she competed in her first State Championships placing 2nd in Figures, 2nd in Solo Dance and 2nd in Solo Free Dance which she then represented QLD at the National Championship in Mt Warren QLD placing 3rd in Figures, 2nd in Solo Dance and 1st in Solo Free Dance.

In 2023 she completed in the State Championship again placing 4th in Figures, 3rd in Solo Dance and 2nd in Solo Free Dance. She went on to represent QLD at the National Championship in Bunbry WA and placed 5th in Figures, 2nd in Solo Dance and 1st in Solo Free Dance.

This year she has moved into the international grade for her Solo Dance and Solo Free Dance and for Figures and Free Skating she has remained in the National grade for her age. For all of these events she has been given the opportunity to again compete in the State Championships. She placed 1st in Figures, 1st in Free Skating, 1st in Solo Dance and 1st in Solo Free Dance. She was selected to represent Australia at the Oceania and Pacific Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand in June 2024 for her Solo Free Dance and will go on to represent QLD at the National Championship in July 2024 for Figures, Solo Dance and Solo Free Dance.

Alyra's dream goal is 'to make it to the World Cup Championships'.

Morgan Bushnell

Morgan began playing inline hockey when she was 12 at our local rink, Epic Skate Rink in Tweed Heads. At Club level, she has always competed as equals with the boys and was selected to represent QLD in the 2022 Inline Hockey Nationals for the Junior Women's Team, which were undefeated Gold medalists.

She represented QLD again in 2023, taking the Silver medal and looks forward to taking back the gold in 2024 as Captain for her team.

She recently played in the Club Wars Tournament in Bendigo, Vic in the Women's and Open Division 2. Morgan was selected for the 2024 Australian Junior Women's Team to travel to Roccaraso, Italy to compete in the 2024 World Skate Games in late August/September. She also dedicates her time to coaching new players and refereeing.

Morgan's dream is to represent Australia, and captain the QLD JW Team.

Miles Bushnell

Miles started playing inline hockey when he was 10 years old. He was selected to represent QLD for the Inline Hockey National Championships in 2022, and competed for NSW in 2023.

He recently competed in the Club Wars Tournament in Bendigo, Vic in 3 separate divisions - Open division 2, taking the silver medal, U15s coming 4th and Open Division 1. He has been selected in the AussieRoos Team to travel to St.Peters, Missouri, America to represent Australia in the 2024 Inline Hockey State Wars to be held from July 23 - August 5th, 2024. He supports his local club Gold Coast Stars by coaching new players and mentoring the club's competitive players.

Miles' dream goal is to become the best and get a scholarship to play overseas.

Callum Simpson


  • Bond University Rugby Union Club 2023-current
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators (U6-U16)
  • 2024 - Queensland Reds U19 Squad
  • 2024- Southcoast School U19
  • 2024 - Colts Bond University - Lightning Series Winners
  • 2023 - Gold Coast Cyclones
  • 2023 - Bond University Colts 1st Team
  • 2023 - Qld Barbarians U18
  • 2022 - Qld Country U16
  • 2022 - SE Q Team U16 - Played (Qld State Championship Toowoomba)

Rugby has been Callum's dream sport having started playing the game at just 5 years old. He has had success in the AFL and League codes but his heart lies in rugby union. Callum also rows surf boats for Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club and he and his crew achieved second in the U19 category at the recent state titles. To this date Callum has trained most evenings, committed weekends to games and representative commitments all while studying hard. His dedication and commitment to furthering his skills and working with and for his team are second to none.

Callum's goal is State and National Selection and Representation for Rugby Union.

Benji Cogdell-Baird

  • Winner of numerous Australian breakdance competition
  • Winner of BrisAsia national breakdance competition 2023, subsequently chosen to represent Australia in Vietnam
  • Runner up Oceania breakdance competition (had to win gold to get immediate place in Australian Olympic team, won silver so now has to go to Shanghai and Budapest in May and June for final chance to qualify)

"My dream goal is to become a Redbull BC One All Star which is a sponsored Redbull athlete."

Follow Benji on Instagram

Lilly Wilson

Lilly is aged 10 and has a big passion for dance. Shes been dancing for fun from the age of 2 participating in tweed dance. Shes been selected 3 years in a row for school dance performing at Twin towns.

She participated in a year of fun times performers based in Banora Point that included dance, music and drama. Thats when she met Miss Courtney who was a teacher for Lyons dance studio who scouted her to join this amazing dance studio in casuarina teaching her the ins and out of professional dancing. Now giving her the opportunity to dance in LA.

Milla Rogers

  • Palm Beach Currumbin State High School - Netball Excellence Program
  • 2024 HDNA 15s Rep Player
  • 2024 HDNA 15 Green Netball Queensland Senior State Age Challenge Winners
  • 2024 Qld Murri 16s Champions Budgies National School Girls
  • 2023 INF Fiji U15s Undefeated Winners
  • 2023 Bilambil Jets Girls Rugby Inaugural Premiership Winners
  • Represented Indigenous Australia
  • QLD Team at the Budgies National Indigenous School Girls Carnival

Milla's dream goal is to play Netball for Australia.

She has represented Indigenous Australia and most recently QLD at the Budgies National Indigenous School Girls Carnival where my her went through undefeated to within U14s Div and was then selected for the National team to go to Fiji where they were undefeated winners.

In 2024 Milla moved to Hinterland Netball Association to further her pathways.

You can follow Milla's journey via her Instagram @milla.rogers 

Jude Buchanan

  • Lennox Public School & Truck Stop Sk8
  • 1st at Moomba festival Riverslide street comp 2023
  • 2nd in under 12s in April at Fair Go Skate Comp 2023


Jude's dream goal is "To become a pro skater and be in magazines"

Jude started skating at 4 & half years old and fell in love with it immediately. He has always loved competing and entered his first comp at 5. From then on if he heard there was a competition on he would beg and beg us to take him! Jude thrives on competition and always levels up after each one. He pushes himself to get better before every comp.

Follow Jude's journey via his instagram: @the_rad_lad_life 

Sienna Silk

Trinity Catholic College & Makin Moves Dance Studio

Sienna has been dancing since she was 4 - currently doing Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Acro.
She also dances with the school dance group.

 Sienna is now 14 and travelling to USA to perform with her dance school, attend workshops and compete on a dance tour.

Sienna's dream goal is to dance for a living when she is older and be a dance teacher.

Follow Sienna's dancing journey via her instagram @siennadance2023

U/16's Girls Rugby League

St Joseph's College, Banora Point

19 Girls from St Joseph's College will be heading to Fiji for a week in December to participate in a Cultural and Rugby League tour. The tour will involve visiting villages, schools and sporting clubs as well as playing two games of Rugby League. The girls will be donating sporting and school equipment to locals as well as experiencing a new culture and lifestyle.

Indiana Crawford

  • Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club 
  • Current QLD State Beach Sprint and Beach Flags champion in Surf LIfe Saving.
  • She has held this title for the last 2 competitive seasons, from Under 11's to Under 13' and has been the Female Age Champion in the Queensland Beach Series Competitions for the last 2 years.
  • Selected into the QLD Cyclones State team in 2021 as the only female beach specialist to represent Under 13's.

"My dream is to win a gold medal at the next Aussies titles and be selected again into the QLD Cyclones team to represent my state!" 

Indiana joined Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC as an Under 7 Nipper and is proud to have this club to support and encourage her to achieve her dreams.

Indiana has devoted much training and dedication to have achieved the results so far. Missing out on social events with her friends to compete at carnivals and traveling away to compete also.

Indianna will be heading to the QLD State Titles in March 2022 and looking to qualitfy to compete in the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles in Perth in April 2022.

PCYC Fit For Life Program

2021 Sponsorship

Fit for Life is a youth-focused exercise program across all PCYC NSW Clubs, forages 10-17, training with Police and Community volunteers. The program is based around the PCYC star values commitment, resilience, integrity, citizenship andrespect, which are taught through core messages and reinforced through sporting activities.

Fit for Life comes under the RISEUP strategy developed by the NSW Police Commissioner, connecting disengaged young people to workplace opportunities.

It's been a long past 12 months over covid however it was nice getting back into the community to support some great initiatives like Fit for Life run by PCYC Tweed Heads .

Mark Harrison from PCYC: "We would take it in turn of knocking on the door of Coles and Woolworths asking for some food to help feed the kids. They were great and generally gave us a $50 voucher to help the kids out. Sometimes Oz Harvest would drop some food to us but it was getting harder and harder each week when we continually had to ask for help.

The Kids on the Border backing will help cater the food for the program for 12 months and supply sporting equipment for the activities and reward system for the students. It could not have come at a better time."

Will Fitzsimmons

Currumbin State School

  • 800m and 1500m QLD Championship Winner 2019.
  • Broke the 1500m state record by 11 seconds now is off to the Nationals.

I am a 10 yr old boy who loves all sports. My favourite sports are Surfing, Skating, Soccer & Running. I love the beach, & I love going surfing with my dad.

This has been my first year I have been allowed to participate in Track (Running) as you need to be 10yrs of age to compete against other schools in the QLD State School Sport.

My dream goal is to be a World Champion Surfer

Follow Will's adventures: @will_fitz09

Ryan Morgan

Aspiring Longboard Surfer - Palm Beach State High School

Ryan Morgan is 14 years old and has always excelled in sports from an early age. His passion for athletics and basketball has led him to play competitively for his school and district. As a Rainbow Bay local, Ryan enjoys Longboarding and won his first competition @ Kirra. He has been invited to attend the Noosa Festival of Surf, where he will compete in U15 division amongst some of the best international surfers.

What is your dream goal?

To become world champion in Longboarding.

What has it taken so far to get to this level in your chosen activity?

A lot of early mornings, afternoons and every chance to get out in the surf.

Follow Ryan's next steps on Instagram @r.t.morgan