ACGA NSW announces Athlete Grant Winners

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:

Athlete Nominating Sport Age Suburb
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”.