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Young Bendigo athletes receive federal government grants

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Yesterday, 21 young locals were recognised for their sporting achievements after receiving grants from the federal govenrment.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, joined those who received the Local Sporting Champions grants in a ceremony yesterday at Bendigo Stadium, ranging from $500 to $700.

Among the sports represented by locals includes volleyball, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, and orienteering.

Ms Chesters says the grants are about helping talented young athletes help achieve their sporting dreams.

“For the families behind our young sporting champs it can be very expensive, especially for those living in
regional areas like Bendigo.

“This round was particuarly competitive, so I’d like to congratulate the sucessful applicants,” said Chesters.

Check out the full list of grant recipients below:

Bailey Morton - Volleyball
Sam Taylor - Volleyball
Joshua Beekes - Football (Soccer)
Nate Hadden - Cycling
Jackson Hadden - Cycling
Jorja Morrison - Athletics
Ruby Conti - Gymnastics
William Smythe - Basketball
Abby Rowley - Diving
Grace Fahy - Tenpin Bowling
Serryn Eenjes - Orienteering
Macey Eaton - Basketball
Georgia Gooley - Volleyball
Emily Everist - Football (Soccer)
Archie Neylon - Orienteering
Darcy Reading - Volleyball
Emma Hooley - Volleyball
Imogen Hewitt - Equestrian
Holi Campbell - Pony Clubs
Kian Blanchard - Pony Clubs
Logan Tickell - Athletics

Image via City of Greater Bendigo.