29 September, 2023

Excellence Bursaries

FIVE residents have been awarded Somerset Council Excellence Bursaries to participate in competitive events, including a young golfer representing Australia later in the year.

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Councillor Kylee Isidro said she was impressed with the talent and skill of Somerset residents as evidenced by the current round of applications, and especially with the amount of talented young sportspeople being selected to compete outside of regional competitions.

“This round of bursaries sees some of our younger residents representing Somerset and the wider sporting communities in their chosen fields,” she said.

“It’s very exciting to know that they are chasing goals and achieving at a high level.  Knowing the effort they would be putting into becoming the best competitor they can be, I think they should be proud of their achievements.

Ryder Cochran was awarded $750 to represent Australia in the Australian Junior Masters U9’s division in Melbourne in December.

Joshua Lehmann was awarded $500 to represent Queensland in the Australian Cross Country Championships in Canberra in August.

Jesse Heck was awarded $500 to represent the Queensland U21 soccer team at the State Titles at Palmview in October.

Isla Mawer was awarded $250 to represent Darling Downs region at the School State Athletic Championships for long jump and triple jump at Brisbane in October.

Lucy Bennett was awarded $250 to represent Brisbane in the State Softball Championships in Mackay in September.


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