Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications


David Coleman MP, Member for Banks, today announced nine recipients of the Australian Sports Commission’s Local Sporting Champions grants.  

“I am pleased to be able to support these local young athletes,” Mr Coleman said.

“They are all at the top of their game and doing our community proud.

“I know that this often means additional costs, including travel, accommodation and equipment. I hope that the grant makes it a little easier for each athlete to compete at the highest levels of their sports”.

Recipients have each received $500 to towards costs associated with participating in state or national-level competitions.

Recipients of the Local Sporting Champions Grant:

·         Grace Robinson of Penshurst, Youth Olympics (Shot Put), Nanjing, China

·         Hayden Smith of Hurstville, NSW Hockey State Championships

·         Aiden Sillato of Padstow Heights, Kurt De Fris National Championships (Ice Hockey)

·         Daniel Widders of Oatley, NSW Combined High Schools AFL Championships

·         Bianca Smith of Hurstville, NSW Hockey State Championships

·         Jordan Fletcher of Padstow Heights, Indo-Pacific Championships (Gymnastics)

·         Jonathan Sha of Mortdale, Li-Ning CP Maddern Trophy (Badminton)

·         Alana Hanton and Tayah Hanton of Oatley, World Club Crew Championships (Dragon Boat Racing)