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Monday, 25 June 2018
Page: 6152

Mr VAN MANEN (FordeGovernment Whip) (13:46): I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate eight young sporting men and women in my electorate of Forde, who each received a $500 grant as part of the government's Local Sporting Champions program. The program is an initiative designed to provide financial assistance to young sports men and women aged between 12 and 18, and the recipients can use the grants towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing. We have some fabulous talented young athletes in my electorate of Forde who are competing on the national and international stage and, as we all know, the costs of these competitions can be quite high. These grants are a great way to help cover some of the costs of competing and help our rising sporting stars take on the best athletes across the country and across the world.

I would like to congratulate Mark Mcadam for his efforts in swimming, Jade Smith for hockey, Cameron Humphrey for skating, Oliver Maher for athletics, Imogen Noon for football, Kyle Wynne for skating, Kye Sutherland for surf life saving and Matilda Alexandersson for her efforts in table tennis. I'd like to congratulate all of these fabulous young and women. They are a credit not only to their families but to their communities for their wonderful achievements in their chosen sport.