RECOGNITION FOR COUNTRY COACHES & OFFICIALS

RECOGNITION FOR COUNTRY COACHES & OFFICIALS

17 May 2006

$4,150 has been allocated to 7 individual sports people under the 2006 Country Coaches & Officials Scheme, The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George announced today.

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

The following people have received funding as a contribution to expenses to access opportunities to participate in education courses that assist them in gaining or maintaining required accreditation:

Jodie Behan NSW Gymnastic Assoc
Pamela Behan NSW Gymnastic Assoc
Sharon Williamson NSW Gymnastic Assoc
Stephen Clough NSW Softball Assoc
Laurience McLeod Little Athletics Assoc of NSW
Todd Usher NSW Karate Federation
Dean Marshall NSW Karate Federation

"The Scheme is vital in its role in assisting with the expenses that many rural people are faced with," 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