Recognition for athletes who have made the cut


Joondalup Deputy Mayor Tom McLean with the Sports Achievement Award winners.
Joondalup Deputy Mayor Tom McLean with the Sports Achievement Award winners.

Junior athletes of any age living with a disability can apply for the Joondalup sporting achievement grant if they are selected to represent WA or Australia in their chosen sport.

Last year, 206 athletes taking part in 31 different sports received more than $30,000 in financial support from the City to help with costs of competing at representative levels.

One successful applicant was Kingsley’s Jayden Cooney, who was recognised for representing Australia for the second year running at the 2015 Gymnastics World Championships in Spain, returning with two bronze medals in individual and team events.

Perth Glory assistant coach Collette McCallum delivered the keynote address at the awards event almost a year after her retirement from international football.

Glasgow-born McCallum, a Joondalup resident, played at two FIFA Women’s World Cups with the Australian Matildas as well as leading the Glory to the 2014 W-League grand final.