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 lsc@sportaus.gov.au to provide the championship details and your contact information. 



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


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


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