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Call for Local Sporting Champions

December 02, 2015



Grants of $500 are up for grabs and Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, is urging all young sportspeople to apply.

The Local Sporting Champions Grants is being offered to 12 – 18 year olds who have been selected to attend sporting championships.

"It is a great achievement when someone is picked to represent their sport at a championship level, but it can come at a financial cost and these costs should not be prohibitive to a young person participating."

The $500 grant can go towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment and is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level as either an athlete, coach or official.

"There are thirty six individual grants available in my electorate and Round 3 for the 2015-16 allocation closes on 29 February 2016."

"Excellence in any field should be rewarded and I urge all young sportspeople to apply and take advantage of these grants," Chris Hayes said.

For further information on how to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, go to