A talented group of emerging sports stars from the Clarence Valley received their Local Sporting Champions Awards from Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan during a ceremony last month. Image: Ross Pritchard

Awarding local talent in the Clarence Valley

Emma Pritchard


Celebrating their talents across a variety of sports, several Clarence Valley teenagers were presented with their Local Sporting Champions Awards by Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan during a ceremony at the South Grafton Bowling Club last month.

After excelling on the hockey fields, tennis courts, footy fields, athletics ovals, gymnasiums, and in the surf at state, national, and international levels, Mr Hogan said he was proud to present the group with their awards, along with a $500 grant, from the Local Sporting Champions program, which provides financial assistance to youths aged 12 to 18, to assist them in pursuing their talents in their respective sports.

Mr Hogan said he was pleased to meet the group on January 27, and after congratulating them on their individual achievements, wished them all the best for their future.

Clarence Valley Sporting Champions award recipients:

Alanah Pitt from Carrs Creek – Netball.

Eliana Jackson from Grafton – Hockey.

Gracie Oxenbridge from Grafton – Hockey.

Anicka Peters from Grafton – Athletics.

Elijah Waite from Grafton – Hockey.

Toby Woods from Junction Hill – Hockey.

Jack Cheney from Alumy Creek – Hockey.

Kyron Nipperess from Grafton – Touch Football.

Shani Firth from Grafton – Hockey.

Harley Walters from Angourie – Surfing.

Jazz Page from Yamba – Netball.

Mahlia Brown from Wooloweyah – Netball.

Elsie Firth from Grafton – Hockey

Mia Nagle from Grafton – Athletics.

Max Oxenbridge from Grafton – Hockey.

Meg Amos from South Grafton – Hockey.

Lila Heyman from Mountain View – Netball.

William Palmer from South Grafton – Hockey.

Ruby West from Coutts Crossing – Gymnastics.

Oscar Woods from Junction Hill – Hockey.

Whitney Moon from Grafton – Tennis.

Thomas Beohm from Grafton – Hockey.

Zethan Nichols from Brooms Head – Touch Football.

Zayden Third from Grafton – Hockey.