Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Financial boost for local athletes
Twenty-three young athletes across the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region have received a helping hand for competitions held before coronavirus struck.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said due to the large number of sporting events cancelled due to covid-19, a number of applications had the opportunity to be considered for funding again.
“Being selected to represent your state or nation in your sport is a great honour for our local athletes, but there are always costs associated with getting to competitions,” Mr Pitt said.
“The Local Sporting Champions grant program provides between $500–$750 for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 to take part in state, national or international championships.
“Congratulations to the 23 young athletes who have been successful under round 4 of the 2019-20 Local Sporting Champions Grant program.”
Applications for the Local Sporting Champions program are currently suspended due to the growing number of local, national and international sporting events being impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Sport Australia is actively monitoring the status of sporting championships and will reconsider this position as required.
You may still be able to apply for a grant for exceptional circumstances, if you are attending a state, national or international championship that is confirmed to be taking place between 15 May to 30 June 2020.
To be considered for this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide the championship details and your contact information.
LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Jaime Krueger 2019 Qss 13-19 Swimming State Championship
Reaghan De Jong QLD School Sport 10-12 Yrs State Basketball Championships
Aiden Davidson 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
Ben Royan U18 School Basketball QLD
Ethan Baird 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
Helaina Lisciotto 2019 QLD School Sport Track and Field 10-12 Yrs Championships
Mercedes Thomas 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
Breeanna Pegg 2020 Bowls QLD Junior State Championships
Dylan Wick 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
Ky Woods 2020 QLD Surf Rescue Championships
William Thomas 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
Ruby Bourke 2020 Queensland School Sport 13-19 Years Softball State Championship
Samuel Klotz 2019 Queensland Schools Championship Regatta
HERVEY BAY REGION
Lydia Shackell 2019 QLD School Sport State Golf Championships
Braiden Taylor 2019 QLD School Sport State Golf Championships
Jessica Conjar School Sport Basketball State Championships
Xavier Metcalfe 2019 McDonalds QLD Short Course Championships
Ethan Parry 2019 INAS Global Games
Lachlan Hutchen 2019 QLD School Sport 13-19 Athletics Championships
Madison McGovern QLD All Schools Touch Championships
Melody Johnston 2020 Little Athletics QLD State Championships
Tobias Powers 2020 Devonport Triathlon Incorporating the Junior Australian Championships
Travis Kerr 2020 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships