A number of young local sporting champions in Barker have received grants through the Federal Government’s “Local Sporting Champions Program” to assist them in pursuing their sporting dreams.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP met with three of the students, D’Artagnan, Helayna and Roxanna this week in Murray Bridge to present them with certificates and congratulate them on their achievements.
Administered by the Australian Sports Commission, the Federal Government saw 13 students from the Murraylands and Barossa regions awarded with funding from the program this year to help these young talented sports people participate in state or national competitions.
|D’Artagnan Molineux||Tanunda||Squash||2022 Australian Junior Championships – Platinum|
|Helayna White||Murray Bridge||Australian Football||School Sport Australia Australian Football championship|
|Aidan Schubert||Sandy Creek||Basketball||Australian National Junior Championships|
|Roxanna Tyler||Murray Bridge||Basketball||U16 Australian Basketball Junior Championships 2022|
|Dylan Sinnott||Nuriootpa||Football (Soccer)||Football Australia National Youth Championships|
|Kyle Butler||Nuriootpa||Cricket||Indoor Cricket National Championships 2022|
|Pacific Hunter||Nuriootpa||Football (Soccer)||School Sport Nationals|
|Seth Puddy||Murray Bridge||Karate||2022 Australian Karate Federation National Championships|
|Nikita Grosser||Palmer||Goalball||IBSA 2022 Goalball World Championships|
|Layla Valentine||Kapunda||Netball||School Sports State U12 Netball|
|Sierra Turner||Williamstown||Equestrian||National Vaulting Championships|
|Hudson Lindner||Tanunda||Basketball||U16 Australian Basketball Junior Championships 2022|
|Maegan Schiller||Nuriootpa||Cricket||2022 Indoor Cricket National Championship|
Mr Pasin said the initiative awards successful individual applicants a minimum of $500 to assist with the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment.
“The Local Sporting Champions Program is available to young people, between the ages of 12 and 18 representing their State or Nation, travelling more than 250 kilometres return to compete.” Mr Pasin said.
“The program is a rolling application process and I encourage all sporting groups and individuals that meet the eligibility criteria to apply,” Mr Pasin said.
For more information on the Local Sporting Champions program go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions
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