Nine local sports stars will receive grants to help them compete in state and national competitions.
The young sportspeople will each receive a grant of $550 or $750, with a total value of $5,550, under the Liberal and National Government’s Local Sports Champions Grant Program, which helps participants aged 12 to 18. years to cover the costs of participation in sporting events. , including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.
“Wide Bay has a strong track record of producing talented and successful athletic champions, and I congratulate these outstanding young athletes on their success in this final round of the local athletic championship program,” said Wide Bay MP. Bay, Llew O’Brien.
“The cost of representing Wide Bay at state or national titles can be quite high, particularly when long-distance travel and accommodation is required, so this funding will help ease that pressure on local families and help our young people athletes to achieve their athletic goals. .”
The following Noosa athletes have achieved success:
Jackson Holland of Noosa Heads and Rory Ramsden of Tewantin will play cricket at the Queensland School Sport State Championships.
Pomona’s Riley Woolmer will also pick up a bat at the Queensland Junior Cricket Championships.
Mitchell Peterson from Noosaville will compete in the Australian Online Junior Surfing Championships.
Finella Gibbs-Beal of Noosaville and Oscar Rechtin of Noosa Heads will swim at the 2022 Australian Open Water Championships.
Lola Gibbs-Beal from Noosaville will also dive in the pool at the 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships.
“There have been many applications for the Local Sports Champions program and only limited grants are available, but I am truly impressed with the depth of talent, level of commitment, ambition and pursuit of excellence demonstrated by the candidates.”
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for managing and coordinating the programme, with grant recipients selected by a local panel. Applications for grants can be made at any time, via the Australian Sports Commission website www.ausport.gov.au/champions.