February 21, 2020
Redgate youngster Harrison Sippel’s cricketing career is continuing to attract notice.
Harrison is one of 11 Wide Bay sports stars who will receive small grants to help them participate in State and national competitions as part of the latest round of Federal Government Local Sporting Champions grants.
He received the grant to take part in the Queensland School Sport 13-14 Years Boys State Cricket Championships.
Harrison received a similar grant to assist his cricketing career in December 2018.
The Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program supports young sportsmen and women between the ages of 12 and 18, by providing grants of $500 to $750 to help meet the costs of participating in sporting events, including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.
“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,” Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the management and coordination of the program, with grant recipients selected by a local panel.