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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