Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Empowering Our Young Athletes

With a focus on empowering young aspiring athletes, Harrup Park is thrilled to announce the official launch of the Mackay Sports Foundation, a new initiative dedicated to supporting the youth of the community.
This helpful new initiative is designed to offer financial aid to young athletes by assisting them in meeting the expenses associated with participating in sports events, with an emphasis on empowering the youth to reach beyond financial boarders. The goal is to encourage upcoming athletes to achieve their full potential and spotlight their talents on regional, national and global fields.
“At Harrup Park, we believe in the power of community and the potential of our youth. The Mackay Sports Foundation is a testament to our dedication to supporting young athletes and helping them achieve their dreams,” said Adrian Young, CEO at Harrup Park.
Harrup Park’s Commitment promises ‘More than just a club, Harrup Park is a hub for nurturing talent and fostering growth within the community.’
Rooted in the principles of supporting local talent, the foundation ensures that assistance is provided by the community, for the benefit of the community.
Two grant rounds are available each year, closing on 1 March and 1 September, with successful athletes receiving $500 to attend national competitions and $700 for international competitions.
Young athletes interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to visit to complete the application form.
‘The Mackay Sports Foundation invites the community & businesses to join us in supporting this initiative. You can contribute to the Mackay Sports Foundation by visiting our website, helping more local talents achieve their goals. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of young athletes and contribute to the vibrant sporting culture of our region.’

Mackay Sports Foundation has launched a new initiative aimed at helping the youth reach their full potential in their sporting paths without the extra financial burden. Image supplied

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