Grants for our young champs

EIGHT young sports star from the Forde electorate have received a $500 grants in the latest round of the federal government’s Local Sporting Champions grant program.

The eight are:

  • Mark Mcadam to compete in the 10th Pacific School Games for swimming
  • Jade Smith to travel to South Africa to compete in the Test Match series hockey
  • Cameron Humphrey to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics for skating
  • Oliver Maher to compete in the 2018 Australian Junior Athletics Championships for athletics
  • Imogen Noon to compete in the 10th Pacific School Games for football (soccer)
  • Kyle Wynne to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics for skating
  • Kye Sutherland to compete in the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
  • Matilda Alexandersson to compete in the World Junior Championships for table tennis

The LSC program provides financial assistance to young sports men and women aged 12 to 18 years.

Forde MP Bert van Manen congratulated this year’s recipients and said he was pleased to help.

“We have some talented young athletes in my electorate and competing nationally and internationally can be quite costly for mum and dad,” Mr van Manen said.

“The LSC grants are a great way to help cover some of the costs of competing and help our rising sporting stars take on the best in the country and the world.”

Successful applicants received a $500 grant to use towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.

Apply for funding here.