Maximilien Balard
First name




Bachelor of Economics & Commerce

High School

Freshwater Senior Campus, Northern Beaches Secondary College

Junior Club

Hakoah Sydney City East

How will a UNSW Sport Scholarship be of benefit to you?

Having a UNSW scholarship not only supports me financially, as I am living away from home for my football, but also gives me the flexibility to work around my sporting schedule allowing me to perform at my best in my chosen sport and maintain my educational ambitions in the finance sector.

My first memory of playing my sport is...

My first memory of playing football was when I lived in Malaysia and we were getting taught how to control the ball and do certain skill moves which was really cool at the time.

My most memorable achievement in my sport is...

There are a couple of achievements that I’m very proud of and will never forget. Firstly, captaining the Australian Under 19 School Boys' team which was a massive honour to lead my country. Secondly, was making my professional A-League debut off the bench for Central Coast Mariners against Macarthur in round 2. Lastly, was making my starting debut for Central Coast against Melbourne City was an amazing experience!