General News

8 March, 2023

Grants open for sports champions

ATHLETES across the district now have the opportunity to access additional funding thanks to the federal government.

By Staff Writer

Dan Tehan
Dan Tehan

The Local Sporting Champions program is continuing to support even more aspiring young sportspeople.

Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has this week encouraged applications for the next round of the popular grants program – with applications open until Friday March 31.

The program provides financial assistance to aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials between the ages of 12-18 to attend eligible state, national or international sporting championships.

Mr Tehan said Local Sporting Champions, managed by Sport Australia, was an important initiative for talented young sportspeople and their families.

“Wannon has a long and proud history of talented sportspeople from badminton and cricket to golf, AFL and many more sports,” Mr Tehan said.

 “This program provides an opportunity for aspiring young athletes from the Wannon Electorate to take part in high level competition.

“Sport and physical activity are a valuable part of any child’s development, so this program is a great investment in helping more young Australians be active more often.”

He said the program helps support families meet the costs associated with attending sporting competitions such as competition entry fees, travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment.

Applications for the Local Sporting Champions program are open throughout the entire year, with four assessment periods.

For more information on Local Sporting Champions grants, including the eligibility criteria and to apply, visit


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