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Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien

November 20, 2019

Cherbourg athlete Joven Gyemore is one of 21 sportspeople in the Wide Bay electorate to receive grants under the latest round of the Local Sporting Champions program.

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said Joven’s grant was to take part in the 2019 Queensland School Sport 13-19 Athletics Championships.

Each of the sportspeople who were successful in their applications received between $550 to $750 to help them participate in State and national competitions.

“Wide Bay has a proud reputation of producing outstanding sportsmen and women, and I congratulate these sports stars on their success in this latest round of the Local Sporting Champions program,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Wide Bay’s sporting champions come from all communities, they participate in a diverse range of sports, and they do a fantastic job representing our region in State, national and international competitions.

“The cost of participating in these events can be quite high, especially where travel over great distances is required, so this funding will help to ease that pressure on local families, and help our young athletes achieve their sporting goals.”

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the management and coordination of the program, with grant recipients selected by a local panel.

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


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