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Council Youth Foundation supports local talent


Brad Hann & Gwenda Lawlor

Brad Hann & Gwenda Lawlor

Talented Millicent youngster Brad Hann is the latest local athlete to benefit from the support of Council’s Youth Development Foundation.
At its May meeting Council awarded Brad $200 to assist with his costs to attend and compete in the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships in Perth, WA in April of this year. It was a successful event for the gifted young athlete coming away with a gold medal after being crowned National Champion in the High Jump event with a leap of 1.8 metres, just 3 cm shy of the Australian record.
Female footballers, Sarah and Jess Allan also addressed the Council at their meeting the following month, to thank them for their contribution assisting with costs for them to
compete in the 2015 AFL Under 18 Youth Girls National Championships in Mandurah, WA in May. (Full story on the link ttp://wattlerangenow.com.au/2015/06/15/female-afl-ent…ddress-council/)
They too had received $200 each in support of their pursuits at national level and reported their successes at the carnival to the Elected Members.
Applications to Council’s Youth Development Foundation are open year round and available to young people, between the ages of 5 and 25, from the Wattle Range region whom
have been selected from a locally based Community, Educational or Sporting organisation to participate in an event at a State or National level.
“Council wants to acknowledge the achievements of the talented youngsters we have in our region” said Mayor Peter Gandolfi. “Council’s contribution helps families cover some of those
expenses for travel, accommodation, equipment and training that are generally involved in competing at an elite level.”


Brad Hann Gold Medal small

Brad Hann Gold Medal

Source: Wattle Range Council

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