Funding help for local sporting champions
Young athletes in the Hinkler region have received a funding boost to help them compete at state, national and international competitions.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is today congratulating the 12 successful Local Sporting Champions recipients of Round 3 2017-18, who have each been awarded a $500 grant.
“While it’s great that so many young people in the Hinkler electorate have the opportunity to compete at this level, it can be expensive to get them there. I hope that the Local Sporting Champions grant makes it a little easier on these families,” he said.
The grant can be put toward the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment to participate at the nominated championships.
“In this round we have a competitor travelling to French Polynesia and others competing around Australia.”
“I wish all of the competitors’ good luck in their respective competitions – I’m sure they will do well,” he said.
Applications for Round One for 2018-19 are open now and close on 30 June 2018.
For more information and to enter: http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
Round 3, 2017-18 Local Sporting Champions recipients:
Jan Kirchner Queensland Junior Cricket 2017 State Championships
William Thorogood U15 Boys Regional Softball Championships
William Stupart QLD Secondary School Squash Championships
Milee Flanders Queensland Southern Regional U15 girls Futsal
Drew Boylan Queensland Southern Regional U15 Boys Futsal
James Stromquist National Futsal Championships 2018
Joshua Mason Queensland Southern Regional U15 Boys Futsal
Hayden Moynihan National Futsal Championships 2018
Kaleb Coyne Australian Junior Nationals (Ten-pin bowling)
Tibah O’Brien Australian Basketball Nationals
Liliana McLennan 2018 Australian Junior Track Cycling Championships
Amber Forbes IVF Va’a World Sprint Championship (outrigger canoeing)