209 Talented Young Athletes Assisted With Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

209 Talented Young Athletes Assisted With Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Country Athletes Helped To Travel And Train

Victor P Taffa

  • More than 200 talented athletes funded to achieve sporting dreams
  • $105,055 granted in the latest round of the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

More than 200 talented regional Western Australian athletes are now another step closer to reaching their sporting dreams.

“Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme helps up-and-coming athletes overcome the tyranny of distance and other hurdles that country athletes face.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“We hope these subsidies go some way towards helping regional families cover the cost of competitions which they might otherwise not be able to afford.”

Thanks to the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme, 209 talented young athletes will receive a total of $105,055 as a way to ease the financial burden on families as they aspire to represent Western Australia.

Subsidy offsets out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with attending eligible training camps and competitions within the sport’s official talent development pathway at a regional, State and national level.

Supported athletes must be registered members with a club or association that is affiliated with a State Sporting Association, and between 13 to 21 years of age.

In this round, funding has gone to athletes in sports including

  • Basketball,
  • BMX,
  • Cricket,
  • Cycling,
  • Equestrian,
  • Football,
  • Hockey,
  • Karting,
  • Orienteering,
  • Netball,
  • Rugby league,
  • Roller skating,
  • Speed skating,
  • Squash,
  • Touch football,
  • Volleyball.

Next round opens on March 12, 2018 and closes on April 13, 2018.