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Recipients of round two of the Local Sporting Champions program have been announced by MP Justine Elliot.

The program provides financial assistance of up to $750 to young people aged between 12 and 18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.

‘Taking children to sporting activities costs a significant amount of money. This grant helps with the cost of sending our local sporting stars to state, national and international competitions; but the feedback I’ve received is that every bit helps.

‘Sport is important in the development of young people: it teaches them life-long skills like teamwork, keeps them fit and healthy, and allows them to excel in something they love and enjoy.

‘The achievements of these young sports stars are testament to the hard work of both themselves, and their family. I wish them all the best of luck for their future sporting endeavours,’ Justine said.

Round three 

Round three of the 2019 Local Sporting Champions grant program is now open with applications closing on 31 December 2019.

‘I encourage any budding champions out there who have the opportunity of competing at a state, national or international event to apply for a Local Sporting Champion grant,’ Justine said.

Local round two recipients include: Rino Lindsay (Lennox Head, surfing), Aaron Spry (Bangalow, football), Juniper Harper (Lennox Head, surfing), Rhett Walshaw (Lennox Head, Athletics), Touma Cameron (Suffolk Park, surfing), Nyxie Ryan ( Lennox Head, surfing), Niamh Sharpe (Lennox Head, surfing) and Matilda Vial (Mullumbimby, athletics).

For more information on the program, visit https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions.

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