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Athletes Dream empowers young males and females, who possess athletic and academic abilities to “Live the Dream” and achieve scholarship opportunities in the North American College system. Since the first Scholarship in early 2015, Athletes Dream has sourced, assisted and facilitated 86 student athletes from 8 countries and 17 sports in receiving scholarships in US colleges. A total Scholarship saving over just over US$7.2m. Athletes Dream works with young student athletes from 8th grade through to university age, typically 15 to 21 years of age and thoroughly assess each individual student both academically and athletically. We then determine their eligibility to apply for NCAA clearance prior to submitting detailed student athlete profiles to suitable US Colleges that meet the individual Academic and Athletic needs of each client. Once evaluated, Athletes Dream presents various options to the student and their families, to determine the “best fit” in terms of specific US College placements. The business of Athletes Dream is to empower young people to realise their full potential, academically and athletically, thereby changing their lives for the better forever. Ultimately returning to their home countries as university degree educated, high level athletes and business community leaders forever linked to the AD Alumni.
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Do you understand your Academic and Athletic eligibility? What should you expect based on where you are at personally?
Academic Evaluation
Did you know that being a Student Athlete truly means that Student comes first! Have you had your current High School subjects and grades evaluated to know what Colleges you qualify for Academically? Are you studying the right subjects? We can help you make the right selections!
Athletic Eligibility
How old are you? Have you finished High School? Did you know that you have a five year Athletic eligibility clock that starts ticking the moment you graduate High School. Many incidentals affect your eligibility and we can help you understand!
Based on your Academic and Athletic ability, Athletes Dream can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation report to provide you with a realistic expectation of College and also some realistic timelines in following this life changing process.


Tony Giles
Tony Giles

Chairman - Adelaide. Founder of AWDS Group in 1988 and over 35 years of experience in Third Party Logistics & Supply Chain Management. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Logistics Association of Australia. Tony was a board member of the Port Adelaide Football Club and his pro sport career included 10 years of Australian Rules Football from 1975-1984. Tony was an 8x state player, was All Australian in 1983 and is a Life Member of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

    Ash Smith
    Ash Smith

    CEO - Florida. Over 10 years experience in International Athlete Career Development and inspired by his brothers Golf Scholarships to Iowa & Alabama from 2004, Ash has successfully developed Athletes Dream. With a deep network and knowledge in International Athlete Career Development, Ash has shared rare time with the true world leaders of Sports Administration & Sponsorship. As a licensed Realtor, Ash is also a Member of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors in Florida.

      Chris Shee
      Chris Shee

      General Manager - Montreal. Citizen of Switzerland & Australia having attended Middle School Des Grande-Coomunes in Geneva and then graduating from Oakbank Area School in the Adelaide Hills. With over 15 years experience in Business Development across various industries, Chris has been critical in the acquisition of US$7 million+ in four year athletic aid. Chris represented Australian travel Basketball teams throughout Europe and against US College teams in 1999/2000.

        Deidre Fischer - International
        Deidre Fischer - International

        Education Consultant

        Experienced international school head and the owner of DF Education ( Deidre develops and implements Student Curriculum in international schools develop whilst training staff with the worlds best teaching practices. Deidre has presented at EARCOS Leadership Conferences and in the recent years has developed curriculum for Private International Schools  in Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand and Australia.

          Casey Headley
          Casey Headley

          Graduated 'cum laude' in 2016 from Pacific University in Oregon, acquiring his BS in Integrated Physiology. Casey represented Australia in Olympic Weightlifting at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games in India before deciding to play College Football in North America. Casey played for Pacific University as a Defensive Lineman. Casey has a philosophy to help others in adapting to condition their bodies to achieve any task, while maintaining structural integrity and using the best biomechanics possible.

            Hayden Conlay
            Hayden Conlay


            Adelaide born and raised & AD Alumni #13, Hayden pursued his dream to study & play College Football in the USA on a full ride scholarship at ASA College Brooklyn in the NJCAA. Now residing in Australia Hayden is one of the countries premiere functional strength & conditioning coaches having led the Sturt Football Cub to back to back Premierships in 2016-2017 and was the 2018 Strength & Conditioning coach of the South Australian Senior State Football Team. Together with Casey Headley, Hayden is leading the Advantage program to prepare the AD Alumni for their college endeavors.

              Nancy Karaky
              Nancy Karaky


              Nancy Karaky graduated from Troy University with a BS in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management. Nancy played 4 years of NCAA Division I Womens Tennis and was named Freshman of the year at the Ohio Valley Conference in 2014. Nancy was ranked as the #1 in Womens Tennis Player in Lebanon for 9 consecutive years and has been ranked as high at #630 in the Official International Tennis Federation rankings. Nancy is well travelled, having won the U14 Asian Championships twice in Malaysia and Qatar. Nancy competed for Lebanon in the 2018 FedCup tie in Bahrain.

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