Eight Central Coast para sporting champions have been celebrated at a special afternoon tea organised by Federal Member for Robertson Gordon Reid.
Each champion was the recipient of funding support by the Federal Government to help cover the costs to compete at their state, national or international championships.
“The Central Coast region has outstanding sporting talent, and it was a real delight having eight sporting champions attend an afternoon tea where we discussed their sporting successes and plans for the future,” Reid said.
“I look forward to continuing to support our rising sports stars and wish them all the best in their chosen career paths.”
The eight sportspeople recognised were: Ashton Zielinski of North Gosford – 2023 AusCycling BMX Racing National Championships; Summer Klein of Copacabana – 2023 Australian Age and MC Age Championships; Mason Potesta of Woy Woy – 2023 Under 14 National Championships Basketball; Portia Roberts of Terrigal – 16th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships Thailand; Wade Barr of Yattalunga – Australian Junior Sprint Triathlon Championships; William Dooley of Erina – The Australian U14 Club Championships; Marley Fawcett of Terrigal – U14 Club Championships; and Oscar Noone of Avoca Beach – Sydney Tange (men’s U18s) National Championships.
Round 3 of the 2023-24 Local Sporting Champions Program is now open and closes on January 31.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions