Funding helps give young athletes a sporting chance

Anthony Crock, Katelyn Crock and Brand MHR Gary Gray. Katelyn received funding to pursue her competitive swimming career.
Anthony Crock, Katelyn Crock and Brand MHR Gary Gray. Katelyn received funding to pursue her competitive swimming career.

Swimmer Katelyn Crock of Greenfields received $500 to meet the costs of taking part in sporting competitions.

Other recipients included Clarissa Herbst of Meadow Springs for athletics and netballer Ella Sigley of Meadow Springs.

Twelve athletes and the eight team members received grants for their chosen sports in various competitions around the country.

‘These grants, which equate to $500 for each individuals and $3000 for a team, go some way towards helping families meet the cost of sending their children to interstate competitions,’ he said.

Mr Gray said he had urged parents, coaches and athletes to apply for the grants through the Rockingham, Mandurah and Kwinana local authorities.

‘The Federal Labor Government provides $3.17million in funding through the Local Sporting Champions program each year to support junior athletes perform at a championship level,’ he said.

‘This has been a very successful and popular program and the government is proud to help support young Australians.’

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