March 13, 2011
Federal Member for Page Janelle Saffin is encouraging young sportspeople to apply for Local Sporting Champions grants, this year worth a total of $25,000.
Ms Saffin said funding for the popular program has doubled, helping more local families with the costs of competing at state and national competitions.
“The other great news is that our independent judging panel has agreed to continue lending its expertise in assessing grant applications,” she said.
“I am delighted to have former Socceroo and SBS football commentator Craig Foster, Olympic kayak silver medallist Jacqui Lachmann (nee Lawrence) and Southern Cross University Senior Lecturer Dr Dave Arthur on board again.’’