RECOGNITION FOR COUNTRY ATHLETES

RECOGNITION FFOR COUNTRY ATHLETES

RECOGNITION FOR COUNTRY ATHLETES

13 May 2003

National Party Member for Lismore Thomas George was pleased with the allocation of $14,505 to 15 individual sports people under the 2003 Country Athletes Scheme.

"Such recognition to country athletes in the Lismore electorate by the new Minister for Sport & Recreation, Sandra Nori is testimony to the talent and scope of ability in rural areas," Mr George said

The following athletes have received funding as a contribution to expenses that they have incurred during travelling to first class training, accessing coaching and various competitions:

Emily Gray
Garon Clough
Joel Rudgley
Jon Hudson
Lucas Macpherson
Matthew Piga
Meegan Janezic
Nicholas Shailes
Rhein Gibson
Rosalyn Lawrence
Ryan Cuskelly
Samantha Small
Sophie Power
Tom Cooper
Tyson Hussein

 

Golf
Softball
Softball
Softball
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer
Softball
Golf
Canoeing
Squash
Soccer
Softball
Cricket
Karate

 "The Scheme is vital in its role in assisting with the expenses that many rural athletes are faced with when trying to compete at a State representative level," concluded Mr George.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577