Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated four young sports people from Dubbo on receiving a Local Sporting Champions Grant.
Mr Coulton presented the Grants to Emma Hughes (indoor cricket), Neve Tratt (basketball), Holly Black (football/soccer) and William Howell (basketball) in Dubbo this week.
“It is honestly such a pleasure to meet such keen young sportsmen and women and their families,” said Mr Coulton.
“These young people understand that hard work and dedication is necessary for success and they are grateful for the opportunity to compete at an elite level.”
“Our regional kids play a great part in our sporting culture. There are a lot of talented sportspeople like Emma, Neve, Holly and William out in rural and regional Australia and it is great to be able to recognise what they have been able to achieve.”
“These are without a doubt some of our future national and international stars. They have a very bright future in front of them,” said Mr Coulton.
The Local Sporting Champions Grants are administered through the Australian Sports Commission. The Grants are designed to assist young sports people aged 12-18 to travel to compete in state, national or international championships.
More information about eligibility for applying for the Local Sporting Champions Program is available at www.ausport.gov.au.