Local sport champs get funding boost

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The local Member for Fisher, Peter Slipper said there is an opportunity for promising junior sportsmen and sportswomen to apply for Local Sporting Champions grants, provided by local Members and administered by the Australian Sports Commission.
‘This year grants have been allocated to several young sportspeople and they have used this support to advance their performance. This does nothing but good for our community and we need to find more people with such potential. We’re all winners when it comes to nurturing local talent,’ Mr Slipper said.
Winners of this round for Local Sporting Champions grants were;
Ariana Carter -Junior Special Olympic Nationals
Maddy Dunn – Nutrigrain Ironman Series
Luke Edwards -Rugby Union State Championships
Ella Green – Queensland Primary Schools Track And Field State Championships
Lachlan Cramsie – Rebel Sport National Titles
Patrick Law – 2012 Raw National Tiles
Benjamin Pierce – U13 Queensland Junior Cricket
Local Sporting Champions grants are available for all junior sportspeople and athletes who compete in state or national and international competitions.
‘Participants prioritising their time and efforts is difficult enough without added financial pressures, and that is exactly where Local Sporting Champions grants comes into play, Mr Slipper said.
Local Sporting Champions grants support both individuals and teams and covers travel, accommodation, uniform and equipment costs.
‘We want as many young sportspeople living up to their potential as possible. The Local Sporting Champions funding is one important and valuable way we know works Mr Slipper said.