Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today congratulated 20 young athletes from his electorate who have successfully received financial assistance to fulfil their sporting dreams.
The Coalition Government’s Local Sporting Champions grants program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in sporting championships.
Mr Coulton said the young sportspeople have gained national and state representation in a variety of sports including swimming, rugby union, athletics, cycling, equestrian and others.
“Congratulations to this wonderful cohort of successful young athletes, who are kicking goals in their respective sporting endeavours,” Mr Coulton said.
“We have a great deal of sporting talent here in the Parkes electorate.
“These grants go a long way to alleviate the financial strain some families and young athletes feel when selected for a significant sporting event.
“I urge other young sportspeople to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant – round 3 applications are open now and will close on 31 December 2019.”
Grants of between $500 and $750 are on offer to go towards the cost of attending endorsed state, national or international championships. Costs can include travel and accommodation, or the purchase of uniforms or equipment.
The number of Local Sporting Champions grants is limited, and athletes, coaches and officials must apply for the financial support ahead of their event.
For more information and to apply, visit www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to congratulate young Dubbo sporting champion, Isabelle Russell, who has received a Local Sporting Champions grant to compete at a national level in cycling.
Recipient Details – Round 2 of Local Sporting Champions
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