New Grants To Help Pave Way For Aspiring Athletes

VIC Premier

Acting Minister for Community Sport Shaun Leane today announced .

athletes, teams, coaches and officials with travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at regional, state and national levels. It also includes pathway development programs and training for emerging athletes. The funding also covers costs for training camps, competition entry and registration.

Previous grant recipients include Victorian junior triathlete Lucinda Rourke, who offset travel costs to compete in the Elite Junior Triathlon Series. Up-and-coming Shepparton basketballer Isabel Whitelaw was also supported to attend the Victorian National Performance Program training camps.

The Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club also received $2,000 to compete at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants program has awarded more than 1,500 grants, totaling more than $2.9 million, to help teams and athletes reach their goals since 2015.

The program is part of the Government’s commitment to increase local participation, stimulate local economies and create new jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Applications for the current round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants program will be open until 4 August, 2022.

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As stated by Acting Minister for Community Sport Shaun Leane

“We’re helping our athletes and future champions to reach their sporting goals by helping with travel and accommodation costs, as well as athlete development.”

“This program helps our up and coming sporting stars take a step to the next level in competitive sport.”

As stated by Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club President David Marsh

“The women’s R&R (Rescue and Resuscitation) team were successful in achieving a bronze medal in the open event of the held on the Sunshine Coast in April 2021.”

“Despite the challenges of the past couple of years, this grant helped our members to travel and compete, showing off their skills.”

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