1/4/2019

Grants success for 18 Wide Bay sports stars

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today announced 18 Wide Bay sports stars will receive grants of $550 to $750 to help them participate in state, national and international competitions.

“Wide Bay is home to some incredibly talents sportsmen and women, and I congratulate them on their success in this latest round of the Local Sporting Championships program,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The cost of participating in championships can be quite high, especially where travel over great distances is required, so this funding will help them travel to competitions all over Australia and even internationally to achieve their sporting goals.”
 
The following athletes were successful in Round 3:
 

Name

Competition

Community

Erin Barsby

SSA 12&u Softball Championship

Maryborough

Declan Burns

Nationals Schools Cup – Volleyball

Owanyilla

James Hangad

2018 Mcdonald’S Queensland Championships – Swimming

Gympie

Joseph Wikaira

Australian All Schools Championships -Athletics

Noosaville

Joseph Mcclintock

Junior Eight Ball Nationals 2019

Gympie

Callum Thiess

2019 U17 Boys National Softball Championships

Tewantin

Finella Gibbs-Beal

2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships

Noosaville

Grace Dixon

Under 15 Australian Hockey Championships

Gympie

Jack Herriman

Queensland School Sport U19 Cricket Championships

Peregian Beach

Daniel Mooney

Australian U15 Championships – Hockey

Maryborough

Diarmid Chappell

Thailand National U21 Volleyball Championships

Maryborough

Shayla Sinclair

QLD School Sport State Championships – Tennis

Tewantin

Thomas Roberts

Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships

Maryborough

Gabrielle Davey

NSW Pony Club State Sporting And Campdrafting Championships

Cooran

Abigail Kerz

Water Polo State Championships

Noosaville

Aleiha Mcconville

NSW State Championships – Pony Club

Federal

Felicity Mawhinney

NSW Pony Club State Sporting And Campdrafting Championship

Gympie

Lachlan Pliaskin

2019 QLD State Championships – Basketball

Maryborough

 
 “These young sports champions build on Wide Bay’s reputation of producing outstanding athletes, and they all do a fine job of representing their sport and their community at these prestigious titles,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“There were many applications for the Local Sporting Champions Program and only limited grants are available, but I am really impressed by the depth of talent, the level of commitment, and the ambition and pursuit of excellence, that the applicants demonstrated.”
 
The Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program supports young sportsmen and women between the ages of 12 and 18, by providing grants of $500 to help meet the costs of participating in sporting events, including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, applicants:
• must be aged 12 to 18 years (inclusive);
• must be required to travel a distance of 250 kilometres or more, return.
• be participating in an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed sporting competition.

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the management and coordination of the program, with grant recipients selected by a local panel. 

Applications for the grants can be made at any time throughout the year, through the Australian Sports Commission’s website https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding. For further information contact Mr O’Brien’s office on 1300 301 968 or (07) 4121 2936.

 

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