If you have a talented young sports star in your household who is participating in a state, national, or international championship this year, the latest round of the Local Sporting Champions grant may be able to assist with costs.
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
Providing up to $750 in funds to compete in a sporting championship, the latest round is currently open, closing at 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 31st.
Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland encouraged eligible local athletes to apply for the grants.
“We are a region with an extremely proud sporting culture, particularly with our youth sports,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Sadly, living regionally can bring forth some additional barriers for our local athletes to attend some of the major sporting events in cities across the country.
“Last year, through the Benalla Young Sportsperson Trust, I had the pleasure of presenting a local junior rugby player, Dehan Coorejes, with $1000 to attend National Championships in Melbourne.
“This grant, and programs like the Benalla Young Sportsperson Trust, can help provide local sports stars with a fantastic opportunity to further their emerging sporting careers and compete for championships.”
More information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and more can be found at: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
Information regarding the Benalla Young Sportsperson Trust can be found at Ms Cleeland’s office at 25 Bridge Street East in Benalla.