The City of Boroondara is hosting an exhibition celebrating the recipients of the Individual Active Community Achievement Grants.
From 1 September 2016 the Camberwell Corridor Gallery will display photographs of residents who represented Victoria or Australia in their chosen sport or recreational activity in 2015-16.
The Individual Active Community Achievement Grants program recognises the individual sporting achievements of Boroondara residents and provides financial assistance for athletes to compete at a national or international competition.
In the 2015-16 financial year, the City of Boroondara provided more than $7000 in support of over 30 individuals across a variety of sports including baseball, cricket, hockey and karate.
Stephanie Scott from Camberwell received a grant to represent Victoria in the under 15 Hockey Championships in Wollongong in April 2016. Stephanie first started playing hockey at the age of six and was heavily influenced by her grandpa.
“I chose this sport because of my grandpa; he was very hooked into hockey which led me to pursue it. My great grandfather founded Camberwell Hockey Club and my Grandfather was one of the founders of the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Hockey Club so, it’s sort of in my blood!” Stephanie said.
“I am going to strive to achieve the best I can, I hope someday that I will make it into the Hockeyroos and represent Australia in the Olympics.”
To hear more about Stephanie and the other grant recipients, visit the Recreation and Wellbeing Individual Grant exhibition from 1 to 29 September 2016 at the Camberwell Corridor Gallery, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell.
For more information visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/community/grants/individual.
For more information email Rachael Pictor, Communications Business Partner. Phone: 9278 4268