The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (NSW Division) has just announced the inaugural twelve recipients of the new ACGA NSW Athlete Grant Program. All twelve outstanding athletes will be awarded $1,000 each courtesy of ACGA NSW and program partner First Option Credit Union.
Each athlete was nominated by a sport on the program for the next Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast in 2018. Nominating criteria required each athlete to be a resident of NSW and under 20 years of age. Congratulations to the following athletes:
|Kateia Barenaba||State Volleyball NSW||17||Malua Bay 2536|
|Jonathon Davis||Bowls NSW||15||Dubbo 2830|
|Alexandra Eedle||Gymnastics NSW||15||Putney 2112|
|Sam Fricker||Diving NSW||14||Strathfield 2135|
|Rachel Hearne||Netball NSW||17||Lismore 2480|
|Tiffany Ho||Badminton NSW||18||Strathfield 2135|
|Izaac Johnston||Hockey NSW||18||Caniaba 2480|
|Sean Keating||NSW Wrestling Assn||17||Oak Flats 2529|
|Tom Lynch||Cycling NSW||16||Avoca Beach 2251|
|Corey Martin||NSW Amateur Pistol Assn||16||Glenning Valley 2261|
|Lorcan Redmond||Triathlon NSW||16||Mayfield 2304|
|Erny Tsao||Table Tennis NSW||19||Marsfield 2122|
ACGA NSW CEO Peter Tate said “These young athletes have demonstrated tremendous ability in their respective sport pathways. I’m confident some will be chosen to represent Australia on the Gold Coast in 2018 and hopefully all will progress to that level at future Commonwealth Games”.