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22 October, 2021

Cassowary Coast Sports Stars Announced

SIX of the Cassowary Coast’s most promising junior athletes have been named the 2021 recipients of the prestigious Sport Star Youth Bursary award winners.

Recipients included athletes from a vast array of sports including netball, athletics, touch football, softball, cross country and gymkhana.

Councillor Trudy Tschui said that the calibre of applications was outstanding and the community should be proud of the commitment of our young sports stars in the region.

“The competition is tight and Cassowary Coast Regional Council offer the sports bursary to the brightest stars who have demonstrated a commitment to their sport and their overall contribution to sport and community.

“As a parent, I understand the commitment and hard-work that must be given by each individual to achieve success in their chosen sport. From the countless early mornings and late afternoons, to the time spent travelling over the weekends to local, state and national events, the dedication contributed to both individual and team sports is tremendous.

“It was incredibly hard to pick winners but in my heart, all of the applicants were winners and I’ll be watching their progress and cheering them all on,” Councillor Tschui said.

“Each bursary recipient is awarded with $750 and a branded polo shirt. It is a great testament to the variety of sporting options on offer for our youth and that Council can continue to contribute to creating and sustaining opportunities for junior athletes.”

“Participating in sport develops a strong sense of character and community. As modelled by last year’s athletes awarded the grant, many of them feel pride in being a role model or mentor to their younger peers. It is evident how nurtured their skills were in this region and they in turn, are extremely proud to represent the Cassowary Coast region at state or national sporting meets.

“The bursary winners, are not only leaders on the field. Through learning skills such as team work, respect and communication they continue to lead their peers off the field as well.”

The bursary winners were announced at a function on Friday 8 October.

● Junior Sports Female (Age 8-12) winner- MadeleineJenkins.

● Junior Sports Male (Age 8-12) winner- Kade Corby.

● Senior Sports Female (Age 13-18) - Lily De Brincat.

● Senior Sports Male (Age 13-18) - Kai Greven.

● Junior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 8-12)- Lillee Barba.

● Senior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 13-18) - Kevin Simpson.

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