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

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Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has announced the latest round of successful applicants from the Coalition Government's popular Local Sporting Champions program.
"I'm pleased to congratulate the 32 sporting champions in Wide Bay who have been successful in obtaining funding to compete in their chosen events," Mr O'Brien said.
"Wide Bay's sporting champions come from all communities, 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."
First Name Last Name Suburb Sport Name Competition
Dylan Todd Lake Macdonald Softball International Friendship Series
Ella Taylor Southside Weightlifting AWF Australian U15/u17 National Weightlifting Championships
Ethan Druce Federal Swimming Victorian State Short Course Swimming Meet
Paige Wieland Maryborough Volleyball Australia Junior Volleyball Championships
Caitlyn Taylor Tewantin Karate The Australian Nationals
Leala Samazan Noosaville Karate Australian National Karate Championships
Joshua Thornton Noosaville Karate Australian National Championships
Jack Scotton Tewantin Karate AKF Nationals
Ryan Thornton Noosaville Karate National Karate Championships
Gemma Whyte Tewantin Karate National Championships
Noah Stocca Peregian Beach Surfing International Surfing Association World Junior Championship
Harrison Browning Tinana Bicycle Motocross BMX QLD State Championships
Isla Corbett Tewantin Karate Australian National Championships
Daniella Lourigan Maryborough Hockey 13 Years National Championships
Connor Innis Gympie Hockey U13 Australian Championships
Jaycob Singleton Maryborough Softball Australian U15 Boys Regional Championships
Maisie Newell Tewantin Water Polo FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships 2018 Belgrade (SRB)
Aidyn Fenner Tewantin Karate Australian National Karate Championships
Xavier Hargreaves Weyba Downs Karate Australian Karate Federation National Championships
Nikolai Barber Peregian Beach Mountain Bike World Cup
Meka Crick Maryborough Hockey School Sport Australia 12 Years Hockey
Adam Moss Tinana Athletics Australian Cross Country Championships
Kyandra Kelly Cooloola Cove Bowls U/18 National Championships
Christian Caldwell Sunrise Beach Tennis School Sport Australia 12 Years Championships
Amarnie Barber Noosa Heads Football (Soccer) National Championships
Leila Steffen Maryborough Hockey U13 Australian Carnival
Laura Hafey Tansey Polocrosse Australian National Polocrosse Championship
Sebastien Hayes Tewantin Football (Soccer) School Sport Australia 2018 12 & Under Football Championship
Taryn Knight Maryborough Hockey Under 13 Australian Championships
Harrison Sippel Redgate Cricket Queensland School Sport 14&u Cricket
Joshua Wilton Gympie Touch Australian National Touch Football Championships
Wikaira Wikaira Noosaville Athletics Australian All Schools Athletics Championships
 The Federal Government's Local Sporting Champions program supports young sportsmen and women between the ages of 12 and 18, by providing grants of $550 to $750 to help meet the costs of participating in sporting events, including travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.
 "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."
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, through the Australian Sports Commission's website www.ausport.gov.au/champions.  For further information please contact Mr O'Brien's office on 1300 301 968.
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