Sydney University Cricket Club's long tradition of Bradman Scholarship recipients has continued with young Tullamore cricketer, Tom Galvin, being announced as the Bradman Scholar for 2016.
Tom, hailing from far western NSW, recently commenced his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney in a Bachelor of Advanced Science majoring in physics and nanoscience, started his premier cricket career with Sydney University Cricket Club and claimed a Third Grade premiership in his first three months in Sydney.
A top-order bat, and strong with the gloves, Tom made an immediate impact at the Club scoring 51 runs in his first outing with the Third Grade side against UNSW. He followed this up with 42 runs the following match against Hawkesbury.
Dux of All Saints' College in Bathurst, Tom was selected from 51 applicants, a record for the Scholarship program, displaying the blend of strong academic, cricketing, personal and social skills that the Bradman Foundation promotes.
Tom excelled though an exhaustive 4-stage selection process culminating in a personal interview conducted with Bradman Foundation Chairman Maurice Newman AC, Hon. John Howard OM OC, and fellow SUCC player and 2008 Bradman Scholar, Dave Miller.
Sydney University Cricket Club has now been home to six Bradman Scholars out of the 21 scholars since its inception in 1990. Current Club members Greg Mail, Mark Faraday and Dave Miller have all been past scholars.
The Club congratulates Tom on his outstanding achievement and look forward to supporting him on his journey both on- and off-the-field.