November 27, 2012

Barwoo Fisher, from Murgon, has been congratulated by Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss for his successful application to the Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.

Fisher has received a grant to assist him take part in an Under 15 rugby union competition.

“The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to assist local young sportsmen, women and teams, to compete in significant sporting competitions, such as state and national championships,” Mr Truss said.

Grants of $500 per individual and $3000 per team are available for people aged between 12 and 18 years to help meet the costs of participating in those events, including travel, equipment, uniforms, and accommodation.

In order to be eligible to receive a Local Sporting Champions grant, applicants:

  • Must be aged 12 to 18 years (inclusive);
  • Must be required to travel a distance of 250km or more, return.
  • Be participating in an official national sporting organisation-endorsed State or national sporting competition, or national school sport competition.

The Australian Sports Commission is responsible for the overall management and co-ordination of the program.

Applications for grants can be made at any time throughout the year, either through the Australian Sports Commission by visiting their website

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