Keith Pitt congratulates Local Sporting Champions
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt was today put to the test by some of the region’s best young table tennis players, who have been named Local Sporting Champions by the Australian Sports Commission.
Mr Pitt presented seven members of the Bundaberg and District Table Tennis Association with certificates, following their return from the Pacific School Games and the 2015 Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships.
“Last month I had the pleasure of seeing some of the world’s best table tennis stars in action in Canberra for the 5th Annual Hyundai Bennelong Cup Table Tennis Tournament, alongside former tennis great John Alexander MP,” Mr Pitt said.
“And today I was put through my paces by some of Hinkler’s best – perhaps, even, a future world champion or two!?”
The seven players are among 17 Local Sporting Champions from across the Hinkler electorate, who have each been awarded a $500 grant under Round Two of the program.
“These Local Sporting Champions grants help cover some of the costs associated with travelling to and from state, national and international sporting competitions for sports men and women aged between 12 and 18,” Mr Pitt said.
“Sport is not only essential to the health and fitness of our young people; it helps build self-confidence and teaches them the importance of team work. That’s why we’re helping to make it easier for young people to participate in sport.
“Applications for Round Three are now open and close on February 29, 2016. I encourage young Hinkler sportspeople to apply.”
Round Two Recipients
Chelsea May Pacific School Games (table tennis)
Samuel Freeman Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships
Brett Fourro Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships
Rebecca Tran Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships
Leyton Ey Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships
Leah Scott Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships
Nicholas Jefferson Pacific School Games (table tennis)
Jade Garland Pacific School Games (soccer)
Ethan Hall Pacific School Games (soccer)
Jayden Douma Australian U13 Boys Hockey
Harrisen Douma Australian 12years and under Boys Hockey
Kijah Stephenson FFA Futsal National Championships
Isaac Rossetto National Cross Country Championships
Michael Logan Qld State Athletics Championships
Riley Anderson Qld U17 State Championships (softball)
Zoran Fitzek Qld School Sport Track and Field State Championship
Monatana Deamer National Youth Championships (touch football)
For more information telephone the Hinkler electorate office on 07 4152 0744 or visit http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions