Recognising our local Sporting Champions

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is making sure that 13 young Clarence Valley Sporting Champions are given every opportunity to follow their dreams.

Each Sporting Champion will receive a certificate in recognition of their achievements, and a grant of $550 through the Local Sporting Champions program.

“I usually present these certificates at my regular Sporting Champs Morning Tea, but due to restrictions we cannot host it at the moment,” Mr Hogan said.

“Those who received the Awards have excelled themselves representing the Clarence Valley on the national and state stage.”

“The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance to young people aged between 12 and 18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.”

“The Clarence Valley has produced some outstanding sportspeople in the past, and it is important that we support the next crop of our local sporting talent.”

“Unfortunately succeeding in sport doesn’t just take talent and determination – parents also often have to put their hands in their pockets to get their children to competitions. I’m very pleased to be able to help these families with financial support through these grants.”

“Sport is important in the development of young people: it teaches them life-long skills like teamwork, keeps them fit and healthy, and allows them to excel in something they love and enjoy.”

“I encourage any budding champions out there who have the opportunity of competing at a state, national or international event to apply for a grant by contacting my office or checking out the website”

In no particular order, our latest Clarence Valley Sporting Champions are:

  • Hanna Tait, Whiteman Creek, Athletics
  • Harriett Irving, Angourie, Athletics
  • Savannah Cheney, Alumy Creek, Hockey
  • Elijah Waite, Grafton, Hockey
  • Samuel Palmer, South Grafton, Hockey
  • Kobey Jackson, Grafton, Hockey
  • Zayden Third, Grafton, Hockey
  • Jack Cheney, Alumy Creek, Hockey
  • Chase Callaghan, Grafton, Hockey
  • Henry Jarman, Glenreagh, Hockey
  • Nicholas Connolly, Taloumbi, Rugby League
  • Andrea Thomson, Lanitza, Swimming
  • Mahala Hitching, Yamba, Tennis