Lachlan Giles to head $100k fund dedicated to growth of BJJ in Australia

Australian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Lachlan Giles, has recently shared exciting news with the country’s BJJ community.

He’s been entrusted with a $100,000 fund aimed at helping the growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Australia. The anonymous donor has given Giles full autonomy to distribute the funds as he sees fit.

Giles has already decided on how to allocate half of the amount, with the remaining half still to be determined.

The fund amounts to $146,676.94 in AUD, and Giles is looking to support active competitors in the country who are performing well in high-profile international tournaments.

This is great news for aspiring athletes, as there are no restrictions on how they can use the money to support their careers.

Supporting High-Level Athletes

The criteria for distributing the funds include identifying active competitors who have been successful in world-renowned tournaments.

With this, the fund aims to support these athletes’ careers and provide them with the resources to pursue Jiu-Jitsu full-time. Athletes can use the money to cover the costs of training camps, travel expenses to major tournaments, and even starting their own gym.

The Impact on Jiu-Jitsu in Australia

Lachlan Giles is one of the most successful BJJ competitors in Australia, and this initiative reflects his commitment to the growth of the sport in his home country. Craig Jones, another Australian BJJ star, has also been actively supporting local athletes.

The fund represents a fantastic opportunity for the development of Jiu-Jitsu in Australia and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the community. The potential for more high-level athletes emerging and representing the country in prestigious tournaments is exciting for both athletes and fans alike.

Giles’ Announcement to the BJJ Community

Lachlan Giles shared the news of the fund with the Australian BJJ community on Facebook, confirming that the first half of the fund will be awarded to high-level competitors in the country.

Giles is optimistic that this initiative will further enhance the growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Australia, and the impact it will have on the sport will be interesting to follow.