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Coalition Backs Young Sporting Champions

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has urged young athletes to apply for a Local Sporting
Champions grant to support their involvement in sport.

“The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often,” Mr
Ramsey said today.

“That’s why I’m encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials in the Grey electorate to apply
for a Local Sporting Champions grant before the deadline closes on June 30.”

“These $500 grants provide financial assistance to athletes, coaches and officials, to go towards
travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending endorsed state, national or
international championships.”

“Local Sporting Champions grants provide an ideal opportunity for young sports people to gain
financial assistance to help them turn their sporting dreams into a reality.”

The grants are aimed at alleviating the financial strain some families and young athletes deal with
when selected for a significant sporting event. In country areas competitors are often being
ferried hundreds of kilometres each week to attend training and competition.”

“The Local Sporting Champions grants not only encourage more Australians to participate in sport
they also assist in developing our future state and national champions,” Mr Ramsey said.

“The number of Local Sporting Champions grants is limited, and it is important that athletes,
coaches and officials apply for the financial support before their event.”

For more information about Local Sporting Champions grants and to apply, visit

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