Locals cash in on sports grants

GRAFTON High School's Rowing Club will get $3000 towards its tilt at the Australian National Titles being staged at Lake Barrington in Tasmania this week as part of the Federal Government's new local sporting champions grants program.

Federal Member for Page, Janelle Saffin congratulated the team, which comprises Briony Edgar, Oliver Couch, Fraser Hemphill, Sarah Jones, Cameron Kitcher, Nicholas Mills, Timothy Riddell, Nathan Sneesby, Adam Spies and Johanna Tarrant.

Ms Saffin also announced individual recipients grants of $500 grants to Wooloweyah swimmer Dylan Brown, Wollongbar water polo player Paul Carter, Ballina athlete with a disability Mikey Lloyd-Tighe, and South Grafton cricketer Kara Sutherland.

“Junior sportsmen and women often find it difficult to meet the costs of participating at major competitions in our capital cities, particularly when they live and train in a regional area like the Northern Rivers,” she said.



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