Travel subsidy scheme open for athletes

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Albany’s Keanu Weeden benefited from the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.
Camera IconAlbany’s Keanu Weeden benefited from the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Athletes from the Great Southern progressing into the high performance pathway can apply for the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

The initiative supports regional athletes with travel and accommodation expenses related to their success.

One of the local athletes to benefit from the scheme last year was basketballer Keanu Weeden, who received funding he said helped him attend the 2018 National U18 Basketball Australian Junior Championships in Victoria.

“It was very helpful as the cost of going to the event itself and travel costs up to Perth for many trainings, all of it together was quiet hefty in costing,” he said.

“My family and I were appreciative of the money and recommend it to others as a helpline for people that are in my position to help with their costings.”

Other Great Southern recipients were Lachlan and Jesssica Waldron, Tallulah Gouldthorp, Jade Dimer, Tom Gawned, Mitchell Perrella, Molly Owen, Joshua Crook, Brennan Doak and Jordan Crouch.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the Royalties for Regions Program.

Applications close on April 12 and can be made online at dsr.wa.

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