Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra, has presented 26 young athletes with grants as part of the Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.
The Local Sporting Champions program provides successful applicants with up to $700 that can be put towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing in recognised competitions.
Many of Berowra’s Local Sporting Champions gathered for a celebratory afternoon tea, where they shared stories of success.
Among the recipients of the grant present at the celebratory commemorations were:
- Belinda Scott from Hornsby Heights – Athletics Australian Cross Country Championships 2018.
- Tali Fishpool from Cherrybrook and Charlotte Hall from West Pennant Hills – Touch Football Australia, National Schools Championship.
- Madeleine Breatnach from Galston – Australian Interschool Championship, Equestrian.
- Charlotte Hall from West Pennant Hills, Touch Football National Schools Championship.
- Georgia Milner from Castle Hill, Jamie Joshua Lui from Glenorie, Jenina Lui from Glenorie, Leonardo Bruzze from Dural, and Hao Lin Han from Beecroft, will compete in the Taekwondo National Championships.
- Isabella Johansen from Cherrybrook, National Clubs Carnival, Gymnastics.
- Scott Chapman from Castle Hill, Australian All Schools Championships, Athletics.
- Erin Partridge from Hornsby Heights and Joshua Feneley from Hornsby Heights, Australian All Schools Athletics Championships.
- Sara Kely from Cherrybrook, Special Olympics Summer Youth Games.
Mr Leeser said he was thrilled to support many of Berowra’s best sporting stars. “Our local sporting champions are very deserving of our support,” Mr Leeser said.
“I was pleased to present grants up to the value of $700 to Berowra’s brilliant young athletes to help them strive for further success.”
“Sport plays an important role in the development of children. It teaches the importance of discipline, goal setting, sportsmanship and striving for our personal best,” Mr Leeser said.
“Berowra families value sport. That’s why our Government is investing in community sport at all levels. Earlier this year, we delivered $2.7 million in federal funding to construct the Greenway Community Sports House. Last week, we delivered $125,000 in federal funding to the Beecroft Rugby Club to upgrade their Headen Park clubhouse. This week we are helping local rising sporting champions travel to compete at the highest level. I am proud to play a part in promoting our sporting stars of tomorrow as well as delivering stronger sporting facilities for our community,” Mr Leeser said.