Promising youngsters lent a hand
NINE Tweed regional sports people will share in $10,800 in sporting grants under the NSW Government's Country Athletes and Coaches and Officials Scheme.
Among those successful in gaining grants were David Upton, of Tweed Heads, who is involved with the NSW Ice Hockey Association, Banora Point swimmer Matthew Lance, wrestlers Tyler Watts and Brendan Johns, also both of Banora Point, soccer player Aaron Lee, of Pottsville Beach, surf lifesaver Noah Outteridge, of Kingscliff, table tennis players Wade and Kane Townsend of Cabarita Beach and Murwillumbah golfer Brianna Malcolmson.
Member for Tweed Neville Newell said the assistance scheme was available to athletes aged 18 years and under who live beyond an 80km radius of Sydney.
"To qualify for a grant, candidates must be affiliated with a recognised state sporting organisation and have achieved success at state level in their sport at relevant age level," Mr Newell said.
Four coaches and two officials also received funding under the country coaches and officials scheme.
These were Michele Thomas, of Murwillumbah who is involved with the NSW Gymnastics Association, Banora Point's Peter Moschogianis who is involved with the NSW Softball Association, Maree Rosolen, of Chillingham, for Riding for the Disabled Association and Cathy, Graeme and Trent Townsend, of Cabarita, for table tennis.