Recog­ni­tion for ath­letes who have made the cut

Joondalup Weekender - - Training & Education / Health Wise -

LO­CAL ath­letes se­lected to play sport at a state or na­tional level were recog­nised at the City of Joon­dalup’s Sports Achieve­ment Awards ear­lier this month.

Ju­nior ath­letes of any age liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity can ap­ply for the Joon­dalup sport­ing achieve­ment grant if they are se­lected to rep­re­sent WA or Aus­tralia in their cho­sen sport.

Last year, 206 ath­letes tak­ing part in 31 dif­fer­ent sports re­ceived more than $30,000 in fi­nan­cial sup­port from the City to help with costs of com­pet­ing at rep­re­sen­ta­tive lev­els.

One suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant was Kings­ley’s Jay­den Cooney, who was recog­nised for rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia for the se­cond year run­ning at the 2015 Gym­nas­tics World Cham­pi­onships in Spain, re­turn­ing with two bronze medals in in­di­vid­ual and team events.

Perth Glory as­sis­tant coach Col­lette McCal­lum de­liv­ered the key­note ad­dress at the awards event al­most a year af­ter her re­tire­ment from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball.

Glas­gow-born McCal­lum, a Joon­dalup res­i­dent, played at two FIFA Women’s World Cups with the Aus­tralian Matil­das as well as lead­ing the Glory to the 2014 W- League grand fi­nal.

Joon­dalup Deputy Mayor Tom McLean with the Sports Achieve­ment Award win­ners.

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