On 26 September 2018, David Coleman MP hosted an afternoon tea to acknowledge the successful recipients of the 2018-2019 Round One Local Sporting Champions grants.
Under the program, $500 grants are given to athletes, coaches and officials, to go towards travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending endorsed state, national or international championships.
There were eleven successful recipients from the Banks electorate.
“It was great to meet the successful recipients and discuss some of their sporting achievements,” Mr Coleman said.
Zach Torbay of Panania was successful in obtaining funding for participation in the 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships.
“Zach was placed first in the National Titles in Trampolining held in Melbourne,” Mr Coleman said. “It’s always great to see talented young athletes represent our local area at highly regarded sporting events.
“Local Sporting Champions grants provide an opportunity for young athletes like Zach to gain financial assistance to help them pursue their sporting goals,” Mr Coleman said.