Friday, 22 December 2023
Funding boost for local athletes
Christmas has come early for 22 young athletes across the Hinkler electorate with a grant to help cover costs of completing at state and national competitions.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated the recipients from Round 2 of the Local Sporting Champions Program.
“These athletes will receive a grant of between $500 and $700 to assist with travel costs, accommodation, uniforms and equipment,” Mr Pitt said.
“The sports represented in this round include softball, basketball, touch football, hockey, boxing, mountain biking, equestrian and soccer.
“It’s fantastic to see so many young people being selected to represent Queensland and Australia at these competitions. It shows our region is bursting with talent.
“As well as keeping kids healthy, competing in a sport helps build self-confidence and teamwork which is an important skill to have. That’s why we’re helping to make it easier for young people to continue to participate in sport.”
Applications for Round 3 are open now with applications closing on 31 January 2024. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
Round 2, 2023-24 Local Sporting Champion recipients:
Addison Petersen Under 16 Girls State Champions – Softball
Auralie Ryan Under 14 Queensland State Championships 2023 – Basketball
Charli-Anne Trace 2024 National Under 16 Girls Softball Championships
Charlie Gear National Youth Championships 2023 – Touch Football
Charlie Thorne Pony Club Queensland State Dressage, Combine Training & Horse Trials Championships 2023
Indiana Obrien U14 Basketball Queensland Girls State Championship
Layla Fulton National Youth Championships – Soccer
Lucia Ryan Under 14 State Championships – Basketball
Mahli Pereka Touch Football National Youth Championships
Nicholas Campbell School Sports Australia 12 Years & Under Football Championships
Reaghan De Jong Under 18 Girls State Championships – Basketball
Sam Gifford Under 14 Queensland Girls Basketball State Championships
Sebella Marano National Youth Championships – Touch Football
Sophie Aitkenhead Under 13 National Hocket Championships
Tayissa Cory National Youth Championships – Soccer
Xavier Ulbl National Youth Championships – Soccer
HERVEY BAY region
Harley Woodall 16 years and Under Hockey Championships
Khaled Bassal Australian School Age Championships – Boxing
Millar McDonnell 2023 Auscycling Mountain Bike Gravity Enduro National Championships
Owen Taylor 16 and under Boys and Girls National Hockey Championships
Rosie Williams Australian Interschool Championships – Equestrian
Samara Mohamad 2023 Australian Schools Championships – Boxing