Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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Supporting Local Champions



Young athletes from throughout Deakin have been recognised in the Local Sporting Champions program for 2019.

Michael Sukkar said he was delighted the Australian Government could support young people to pursue their sporting dreams.

“It can be expensive for young people and their families to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participating in sporting competitions,” Mr Sukkar said.

“This program is an excellent initiative designed to help take the pressure off families and support young people to be fit and active and to achieve at high levels in their chosen sport.”

The program provides financial assistance for young people, aged 12 to 18 years, who are competing, coaching or officiating at state, national or international sporting championships or School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Grants of $500 are available through the program to assist with the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing.

Details for the next round of grants can be found at: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions