Os­car’s a champ with sport­ing grant

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan has con­grat­u­lated Be­nalla’s Os­car Hide on re­ceiv­ing a $500 lo­cal sport­ing cham­pi­ons grant.

Os­car will use the grant to off­set the cost of com­pet­ing in the un­der-16 Bas­ket­ball Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Perth later this year.

‘‘Congratulations to Os­car and the other nine grants re­cip­i­ents in Indi for their hard work and com­mit­ment to their cho­sen sport,’’ McGowan said.

The Com­mon­wealth funded $500 grants, awarded through the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Sport, to sup­port tal­ented young sports­peo­ple who need to travel fur­ther than 125 km to of­fi­ci­ate or com­pete in state, na­tional or in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onships.

The grant can be used for travel, ac­com­mo­da­tion, equip­ment or uni­forms.

‘‘There are great op­por­tu­ni­ties in lo­cal schools and clubs for young peo­ple to ex­cel in sport. It can be ex­pen­sive though to take the op­por­tu­ni­ties to the next level, es­pe­cially for young peo­ple liv­ing in re­gional ar­eas,’’ McGowan said.

‘‘It’s im­por­tant to sup­port them to reach their po­ten­tial, so they be­come role mod­els for oth­ers in the ben­e­fits of be­ing ac­tive.’’

All grant re­cip­i­ents:

Shaun Moore, Bar­nawartha, Un­der-18 Aus­tralian Na­tional Hockey Cham­pi­onships Grace Ron­n­feldt, Ruther­glen, Na­tional Un­der-18 Women’s Hockey Cham­pi­onships Emma Ron­n­feldt, Ruther­glen, Na­tional Un­der-15 Women’s Hockey Cham­pi­onships Ryan Nor­man, Cor­ry­ong, State Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships Tiana Larkins, West Wodonga, Spe­cial Olympics Aus­tralia Ju­nior Na­tional Games Macey Suther­land, Kiewa, Na­tional Un­der18 Women’s Hockey Cham­pi­onships Imo­gen Her­ring, Huon Creek, School Sport Vic­to­ria State Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships Camp­bell Chesser, West Wodonga, Na­tional Track and Field Cham­pi­onships Os­car Hide, Be­nalla, Aus­tralian Un­der-16 Na­tional Cham­pi­onships

Champ: Be­nalla’s Os­car Hide re­ceived a $500 lo­cal sport­ing grant from Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan. Hide will com­pete in the un­der-16 Bas­ket­ball Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Perth later this year.

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