ABOVE: The Northern Rivers sporting champs with MP Kevin Hogan. Photo: Contributed
Some young sports champs have received financial support for travel costs so they can continue to follow their sporting dreams.
Sporty 12-18 year olds were given $550-$750 to finance the cost of their chosen sport.
Federal MP Kevin Hogan met with 58 Northern Rivers sporting champs at a Local Sporting Champions Award event today, Tuesday, October 4.
He presented the teenagers with a certificate in recognition of their achievements and confirmed their grants.
“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. I’m very pleased to be able to help these families with financial support through these grants,” Mr Hogan said.
Local grant recipients included:
Kali Ainsworth, 16, North Casino, rugby union
Amalia Anderson, 12, Wardell, netball
McKinley Arnison, 17, Evans Head, swimming
Abby Bower, 12, Casino, swimming
Josie Carey, 14, Fairy Hill, netball
Lachlan Coe, 16, Casino, softball
Caelan Cooper, 16, South Evans Head, cross country
Christopher Elliott, 15, Caniaba, gymnastics
Noah Enright, 17, Coraki, hockey
Charlotte Gilliland, 16, Spring Grove, netball
Brady Graham, 16, Codrington, baseball
Sarah Green, 13, Fairy Hill, Swimming
Hayden Griffin, 13, Casino, swimming
Hannah Harris, 15, Kilgra, Hockey
Judah Heath, 12, South Evans Head, rugby league
Ella Keep, 16, Casino, softball
Maddison Keep, 14, Casino, netball
Milani Kerr, 13, Caniaba, netball
Sharmeeka McPaul, 17, Blakebrook, softball
Dustin Pound, 12, Doubtful Creek, netball
Layla Pound, 16, Doubtful Creek, netball
Alice Shields, 12, Casino, netball
Oliver Shields, 16, Casino, softball
Molly Walsh, 16, East Wardell, football (soccer)
Hamish Weekes, 15, McKees Hill, baseball