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Exceptional Junior awarded

Exceptional Junior awarded
28 March 2019

A cheque was presented to Georgia Clarke on Wednesday evening at the Lower South East Hockey clubrooms by members of the Commercial Club Committee Greg McCallum and Michael Cameron and Councillors Christian Greco and Kate Amoroso.
Commercial Club committee members Michael Cameron (left) and Greg McCallum with Georgia Clarke and Councillors Christian Greco and Kate Amoroso
A cheque was presented to Georgia Clarke on Wednesday evening at the Lower South East Hockey clubrooms by members of the Commercial Club Committee Greg McCallum and Michael Cameron and Councillors Christian Greco and Kate Amoroso.

City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund recently announced Tantanoola based hockey player Georgia Clarke as the 2018 Commercial Club Inc Exceptional Junior awardee. The talented hockey star will receive $1,000 through the fund, as part of a $2,500 donation from the Mount Gambier Commercial Club to support junior sportspeople in the region.

The Exceptional Junior initiative was developed to celebrate and acknowledge a junior sportsperson who demonstrates exceptional commitment and skills to achieve excellence in their chosen sport. The awardee is selected based on their ability to achieve their fullest potential and is also based on their willingness to give back to their sport.

Georgia has represented South Australia at national level since 2013 and is a current member for the South Australian under 18 girls team, Priority Athlete Program and the Limestone Coast Regional Sports Academy Program. While playing locally for West Hockey Club Georgia also travels to Adelaide to play Premier League Hockey for Adelaide Hockey Club.

Georgia has given back to her sport though the Lower South East Hockey Association Junior Panel Umpiring Program and assists with coaching and mentoring.

Thank you to the Commercial Club for their support of junior sportspeople and their families,- Exceptional Junior awardee Georgia Clarke

“Along with the Commercial Club Inc. of Mount Gambier it is my pleasure to congratulate Georgia and the Lower South East Hockey Association,” Presiding Member of the Junior Sports Assistance Fund Committee Cr Christian Greco said.

“The Commercial Club Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Junior Sports Assistance Fund which is displayed through our history of support for the fund and the winner has shown a great commitment in becoming successful in playing her chosen sport, umpiring and supporting coaching clinics,” Commercial Club Secretary Phil Bliss said.

“I would also like to thank all of the sporting groups who have submitted applications for this scholarship and urge groups not involved to become a part of the Junior Sports Assistance Fund”.

The total funds now donated by the Commercial Club to the fund over the eighteen years amounts to $38,500.

“The Commercial Club’s continuing support for the Junior Sports Assistance Fund and its interest in our endeavours to provide meaningful assistance to our talented young sportspeople is very much appreciated,” Cr Christian Greco said.

Further information about the City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund can be found here.

Media contact: Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on (08) 8721 2577 or awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au