25 June 2012 in Media
I am pleased to announce that a number of young local sporting champions have received grants to assist them in pursuing their sporting dreams.
The Local Sporting Champions program recognises the sporting achievements of young people, who have represented their team at a state or national sporting competition throughout Australia. Last week, I held a presentation ceremony, at my electorate office in Mount Barker, to mark their achievement.
Under the initiative, successful individual applicants receive $500.00 and successful team applicants receive $3,000.00 to contribute towards the cost of travel, accommodation, coaching, uniforms or equipment.
The program is available to young people, between the ages of 12 and 18, travelling more than 250 kilometres return to compete.
The program is a rolling application process and I encourage all sporting groups and individuals that meet the eligibility criteria to apply.
Grant recipients for Round 2 funding are as follows:
· Georgia Weatherspoon of Kingscote, State SA U15 Women’s Cricket;
· Samantha Lind of Norton Summit, Australian All Schools Championship;
· Sam Noack of Normanville, Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup;
· Sarah Chappel of Mount Barker, National Championship;
· Georgia Wilson of Bridgewater, Australian Open Water Championships;
· Sheree Merrified of Houghton, Australian Age Swimming Nationals;
· Alexandra Manley of Nairne, Cycling Australia Junior Track National Championships;
· Jordan Vivian of Milang, National Underage Netball Championships;
· Brenton Bird of Aberfoyle Park, Australian Gymnastics Championships;
· Under 16 Mixed, Polocross Nationals 2012;
· Equestrian South Australia, Interschool National Championships.