Travel assistance for young athletes in the Peel region


Seaton and Marshall Puzey received travel subsidy funding from Dawesville MLA Kim Hames.
Seaton and Marshall Puzey received travel subsidy funding from Dawesville MLA Kim Hames.

BROTHERS Marshall and Seaton Puzey are among 19 young athletes in the Peel region to receive financial assistance through round 2 of the the 2015/16 Travel Subsidy Funding to travel to sporting competitions or attend training camps.

Marshall is in the State under-18 hockey team and attended the 2016 State under-18 hockey trials and training.

Seaton is in the 2016 State Junior Athletics team (under 20) and attended the 2016 National Junior Athletics Championships.

Dawesville MLA Kim Hames, who has supported the brothers since 2009, said the Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme offset out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with attending eligible training camps and competitions within the sport’s official talent development pathway at a regional, state and national level.

“This is a great initiative which gives financial assistance to our aspiring athletes who have to travel to either compete or attend training camps,” he said.

The scheme supports athletes registered with a State Sporting Association, aged between 13 and 21.

Of the 669 successful recipients in this round, 418 were metropolitan athletes who received $152,400 and 251 regional athletes received $166,827.

Dr Hames said the State Government had invested more than $1.4 million into the scheme, supporting 3,287 athletes in 75 sports, since 2013.

The next round opens on September 12 for eligible events with start dates from May 15 to December 15.