Ju­nior ath­letes get boost

Gatton Star - - SPORT -

INDOOR CRICKET: Two young indoor crick­eters from the Lock­yer Val­ley have re­ceived a boost as they pre­pare to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

Jay­den Crighton, of Placid Hills and Daniel Ost, of Gat­ton, re­ceived a $500 Lo­cal Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons grant to help fund their par­tic­i­pa­tion at the cham­pi­onships.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Wright Scott Buch­holz pre­sented the awards to 20 young ath­letes from across his elec­torate in a spe­cial cer­e­mony last week and praised them for their drive and suc­cess so far.

“The starter’s gun has gone off and th­ese young sports­men and sportswomen are chas­ing their dreams, they’re sport­ing stars in the mak­ing,” Mr Buch­holz said.

“They are an in­spi­ra­tion for other lo­cal as­pir­ing sport­ing champs and a shin­ing ex­am­ple of the cal­i­bre of sport­ing ta­lent in our re­gion.

“Th­ese grants will help to cover the cost of travel, ac­com­mo­da­tion, uni­forms and sport­ing equip­ment when com­pet­ing at state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onships.

“It is my plea­sure to con­grat­u­late our lo­cal sport­ing cham­pi­ons and wish them all the very best of luck with their fu­ture sport­ing en­deav­ours.”

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