Wide Bay’s sporting champions recognised by Llew O’Brien

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Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today announced the latest round of successful applicants from the Coalition Government’s popular Local Sporting Champions program.

“I’m pleased to congratulate 20 sporting champions in Wide Bay who have been awarded $500 each,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Wide Bay’s sporting champions come from all communities in the electorate, they participate in a diverse range of sports, and they distinguish themselves in state, national and international competitions. 

“The cost of participating in these events can be quite high, especially where travel over great distances is required, so this funding will help to ease that pressure and assist them towards achieving their sporting goals.”

The Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program supports young sportsmen and women between the ages of 12 and 18, by providing grants of $500 to help meet the costs of participating in sporting events, including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.

Name                         Competition                                                         Community

Troy Dowrick

National Water Polo Team European Tour

Sunshine Beach

Bailey Steinberg

Pacific School Softball Games


Darryl Bridges

2017 School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships


Richard Bridges

2017 School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships


Shannon Nyberg

The Australian U13 Boy’s Hockey Championships


Charlie Wright

Victorian Age Short Course Championships


Lucy Watkins

2017 SSA National Volleyball Championships


Katie Gleeson

Australian Surf Life Saving Titles

Sunrise Beach

Benjamin Redmond

U13 Boys National Hockey Championships


Ruby Nolan

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

Sunrise Beach

Dylan Todd

U17 Boys National Softball Championships


Emily Lethbridge

Australian National Surfing Titles


Finella Gibbs-Beal

2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships


Electra Outram

2017 International Youth Surf Rescue Championships

Sunshine Beach

Braxton Sheppard

2017 Pacific School Hockey Games


Leo Cartwright

Australian All Schools Athletics Championships


Matthew Taylor

Pacific School Athletics Games


“These young sporting champions build on the Wide Bay region’s reputation of producing outstanding athletes and they all do a fine job of representing their sport and their community through their sporting endeavours.  I congratulate them on their success and wish them well in their sporting pursuits,” Mr O’Brien said.

“There were many applications for the Local Sporting Champions Program and only limited grants are available, but I am really impressed by the depth of talent, the level of commitment, and the ambition and pursuit of excellence, that the applicants demonstrated.”

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, applicants:
• must be aged 12 to 18 years (inclusive);
• must be required to travel a distance of 250 kilometres or more, return.
• be participating in an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed sporting competition.

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the management and coordination of the program, with grant recipients selected by a local panel. 

Applications for the grants can be made at any time throughout the year, through the Australian Sports Commission’s website www.ausport.gov.au/champions. For further information contact Mr O’Brien’s office on 1300 301 968. 
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