Sporting dreams get a financial boost

Kevin Hogan MP with some of the teens awarded grants for their sporting dreams. Photo: Contributed

Twenty teenagers were given a financial boost to follow their sporting dreams through the Local Sporting Champions program.

Federal MP Kevin Hogan presented the teenagers with a certificate in recognition of their achievements and confirmed their grants.

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance between $550–$750 to young people aged 12–18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.

“Unfortunately succeeding in sport doesn’t just take talent and determination – parents also often have to put their hands in their pockets to get their children to competitions,” Mr Hogan said.

The latest grants went to:

• Blythe Crane from Green Pigeon – Softball

• Declan Enright from Coraki – Hockey

• McKinley Arnison from Evans Head – Swimming

• Max Venables from Goonellabah – Hockey

• Shailyn Gooley from East Lismore – Hockey

• Thomas Menger from East Lismore – Hockey

• Jade Chandler from Lismore Heights – Basketball

• Hudson Daly from East Lismore – Basketball

• Kane Daley from Goonellabah – Basketball

• Finn Sullivan from Girards Hill – Basketball

• Jacob Robinson from Goonellabah – Hockey

• Kalani Franklin from Uralba – Hockey

• Louie Sullivan from Girards Hill – Basketball

• Emily Simpson from Caniaba – Basketball

• Hayley Marshall from Lismore – Hockey

• Lachlan Marshall from Lismore- Hockey

• Hugh Bashforth from Caniaba – Basketball

• Lachlan Trease from Alstonville – Swimming

• Maya McGrath from Modanville – Hockey

• Sophie Alcorn from Goonellabah – Basketball

• Maison Scheibel from Caniaba – Basketball

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