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Junior Sports Assistance Fund awards cycling star

Junior Sports Assistance Fund awards cycling star
17 February 2021

Mount Gambier Cycling Club Junior Tess Wight (second from left) was named the 2019 Junior Sports Assistance Fund (JSAF) Exceptional Junior. Tess is pictured with JSAF Committee Presiding Member Cr Christian Greco (left) and Commercial Club Inc. President Graham Dent and Secretary Phil Bliss (right).
Cr Christian Greco, Tess Wight, Graham Dent, Phil Bliss
Mount Gambier Cycling Club Junior Tess Wight (second from left) was named the 2019 Junior Sports Assistance Fund (JSAF) Exceptional Junior. Tess is pictured with JSAF Committee Presiding Member Cr Christian Greco (left) and Commercial Club Inc. President Graham Dent and Secretary Phil Bliss (right).

The Junior Sports Assistance Fund has named talented cyclist Tess Wight as the 2019 Exceptional Junior. Sponsored by the Mount Gambier Commercial Club, the $1000 cash prize is awarded annually to celebrate and acknowledge a junior who demonstrates exceptional commitment and skills to achieve excellence in their chosen sport.

Tess has consistently represented South Australia at state and national level at various cycling events in recent years and as an active member of the Mount Gambier Cycling Club she assists with club activities and mentors junior cyclists.

The Junior Sports Assistance Fund congratulates Tess on her achievements. Not only is she a talented athlete but she gives back to her sport and club. - Junior Sports Assistance Fund Committee Presiding Member Cr Christian Greco

With COVID-19 disrupting sporting seasons and events around the region, the Junior Sports Assistance Fund Committee opted to postpone the application process until sports activities resumed later in 2020. The Mount Gambier Commercial Club has now committed a further $2,500 enabling the fund to proceed with the application process for the 2020 Exceptional Junior Program.

“The fund is very grateful for the ongoing support from the Commercial Club. Thanks to this partnership, we have seen a total of $41,000 donated to local junior sportspeople over 19 years,” Cr Greco said.

Junior Sports Assistance Fund member organisations will be invited to submit applications for the 2020 Exceptional Junior Award in the coming weeks.

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