I am pleased to be able to award Mt Martha Life Saving Club with a Local Sporting Champions grant of $3000.
The funding will assist with the costs associated with their recent trip to Western Australia for the Australian Life Saving Championships.
I congratulate the senior team members on their success at the championships, particularly Callem Goldsmith who returned with a silver medal.
They competed against the best in the country and should be very proud of their achievements.
Surf Life Saving is not only a terrific sporting hobby but is also a very valuable skill to have and vital in the Australian conditions where we have a vast coastline and dangerous surf.
I would like to thank the Mt Martha Life Saving Club members for the tremendous work they do to protect people at the beach and wish them every success at any competitions they attend in the future.
Grants were also awarded to young athletes in the Flinders electorate who are competing in events across the country. The grants contribute to the cost of travel, accommodation, equipment and uniforms.
Recipients of individual grants were Samuel Trend Beacom of Somerville, Michelle Bursa of Somers, Harry Waterfall of Balnarring, Chelsea Haynes of Somers, Nathan Brill of Rosebud, Zoe Stewart of Somerville and Carly Heislers of Kilcunda. I congratulate all of the winners and wish them every success in their sporting endeavours.
I would also like to commend the other participants of the Mt Martha Life Saving Club who attended the Australian Life Saving Championships. Special mentions go to Jane Cole who received a silver medal for the 2km run, Vanessa Wooten who received a silver medal for the tube race, Lynne Tickell who received a bronze medal in the tube race and Tanya Brown who received a silver medal in the 2km run and a bronze medal in the flags.
To apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, visit www.ausport.gov.au
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