Kevin Hogan with the recipients of the local youth sporting awards. Photo Contributed
Kevin Hogan with the recipients of the local youth sporting awards. Photo Contributed Contributed

Young local sporting champions honoured

PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has presented ten local teenagers with a $500 cheque to help them on their way at a Local Sporting Champions morning tea held in Lismore this morning.

"I'm very pleased to help these teenagers follow their dreams," Mr Hogan said.

"Those who are receiving awards have excelled themselves representing the Northern Rivers on the national and state stage."

"The Northern Rivers has produced some outstanding sportspeople in the past, and it is important that we support the next crop of our local sporting talent."

"I encourage any budding champions out there who have the opportunity of competing at a state, national or international event to apply for a grant by contacting my office or checking out the website ausport.gov.au."

The latest crop of Northern Rivers Sporting Champions are:

  • Samuel Siddon  -  Casino  -  State U12 Tennis
  • Tylah Robinson  -  Casino  -  NSW PSSA Tennis 
  • Zanthi Gaiter  -  Broadwater  - NSW PSSA Soccer
  • Isabella McDonald  -  Goonellabah  -  NSW State Sports Aerobics
  • Mitchell Fawcett  -  Goonellabah  - Country Rugby Union Championships
  • Indi Conlon  -  Alstonville  -  State Bowls Championships
  • Harry Hall  -  Wyralla  -  State Trampoline Championships
  • Adam Weule  -  Alstonville  -  State Bowls Championships
  • James Palmer  -  Meerschaum Vale  -  Australian Rugby Union Scholarship
  • Anna Margraf  -  Alstonville  -  National Youth Soccer Championships
  • Shallin Fuller  -  Woodenbong  -  National Youth Touch Championships
  • Aiden Yourell  -  Evans Head  -  Pacific National School Swimming Games
  • Brady Toniello  -  Lismore  -  PSSA State Soccer
  • Jay Thomson  -  Evans Head  -  Australian Long Board Surfing Titles
  • Zackery McMahon  -  Evans Head  -  NRMA NSW Junior Surfing Titles
  • Byron Delmont  -  East Lismore  -  NSW State Gymnastics

For more information about the program, go to www.ausport.gov.au/participating/schools_and_juniors/local_sporting_champions