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Grant For Young Champ

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James Hadley (Photo: Facebook)

August 5, 2015

Murgon Orcas swimming club’s 2014-15 Swimmer of the Year, James Hadley, has been awarded funding under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.

James will use the grant to help him take part in the Queensland 10-12 Swimming Team at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in November.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, said 17 sporting representatives had been given grants in the Wide Bay electorate.

“These young men and women are to be commended on distinguishing themselves by participating in State and national championships. I hope that this funding assists them to take the next steps towards achieving their sporting goals,” Mr Truss said.

The Local Sporting Champions program helps by providing grants of $500 to help meet the costs of participating in sporting events, including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.

In order to be eligible, 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 management and co-ordination of the program, with grant recipients selected by a local panel.

  • Applications for the grants can be made at any time via the Australian Sports Commission’s website

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