Sixteen local junior athletes were presented with cheques following successful applications to Round 1 of the 2020/21 Ray Harvey Sports Foundation. Alongside this the Goulburn Amateur Swim Club was presented with a one off grant of $3000 to run a swimming program with Olympic athlete James Magnussen.
The foundation in this round donated $5,900, which will assist these young athletes in attending representative sport training and events.
Mayor Bob Kirk, Deputy Mayor Peter Walker and Cr Margaret O’Neill presented cheques to the outstanding representative athletes prior to the final council meeting of 2020. Community representative on the committee Michael O’Neill also attended the presentation.
Recipients in this round of grant applications included athletes competing in basketball, cricket, dirt track motorcycle racing, hockey, netball, swimming and clay target shooting.
The recipients of grants this round were Ryder Edwards (Basketball), Callum Smith (Cricket), Michael West (Motorcycle Racing), Dylan Downey (Hockey), Hannah Smith (Hockey), Ashley Blake-Dyke (Netball), Estelle Brown (Netball), Darci Cave (Netball), Kaelah Cave (Netball), Samantha Marks (Netball), Tess-Mae McKenzie
(Netball), Elise Mullins (Netball), Hannah Webhe (Netball), Jackson Schultz (Swimming), Emily Weston (Swimming), Rohan Fleming (Clay Target Shooting).
Cr Margaret O’Neill, who chairs the Ray Harvey Sports Foundation, said the committee was again pleased with the talented athletes and the quality of applications.
“It was a very competitive round of grant funding, and to give away $5,900 will be a huge boost for our young representative athletes. These kids should be congratulated for the time and effort they put into their chosen sport, and it is a great legacy of Ray’s that continues to support junior athletes.”
“After an incredibly difficult year for sport due to COVID-19 it is wonderful to see us getting back to some sense of normality, and our children able to compete once more. I’m sure there are a lot of excited kids around the region looking forward to putting a huge effort into their sport in 2021 after a year off or shortened season, and we wish these representative athletes the best of luck.
The next round of funding will be Round 2 of the 2020/21 financial year; these will be advertised in the Post Weekly newspaper and on Council’s website in the first half of 2021. For more information please contact Kayleen Pagett on 4823 4538.
Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council