BURSARY WINNERS: Des Barritt, Connor Simms, Josh McNamara, Cameron McFarlane and Phil Saxby.
BURSARY WINNERS: Des Barritt, Connor Simms, Josh McNamara, Cameron McFarlane and Phil Saxby. Contributed

Talented junior athletes receive $1000 each

THREE successful junior athletes have received a $1000 bursary each to help with their development within their chosen sport.

Members of Bundaberg West Rotary Club, along with life members of Bundaberg Sportsman's Association, established the Bundaberg Junior Sports Bursary in 2001.

The selection panel was so impressed with the quality of Bundaberg applicants for the bursary this year that the club made the decision to award three bursaries instead of only one.

Cameron McFarlane (Bundaberg Golf Club), who plays off a handicap of one, was recently a member of the Queensland Secondary Schools Golf Team which competed at the National Schoolboys Titles in South Australia.

"When I found out what the rotary did it was eye-opening how much they help,” McFarlane told the NewsMail.

Joshua McNamara (Rovers Hockey Club) represented Queensland at the National Schoolboys Hockey Championships in Melbourne and later this month will be goalkeeper at the State Indoor Hockey Championships.

Connor Simms (Fairymead Swimming Club) won a silver medal in Darwin when he represented Queensland at the Australian School Swimming Championships, competing in the 100m freestyle event.

The three athletes will spend the bursary funds on travel costs and necessary equipment.



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