SCORING GOALS: Chelsea Whye is one South Burnett athlete to receive a grant.
SCORING GOALS: Chelsea Whye is one South Burnett athlete to receive a grant. Claudia Williams

Cash boost for South Burnett's aspiring sport stars

ASPIRING South Burnett sport stars have received a boost to help pursue their dreams.

Six sporting organisations and athletes received $250 as part of Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington's Local Hero grants.

Mrs Frecklington said she normally awarded four grants in each round, but the high quality of applications meant an extra two grants were awarded.

"Each application was equally as deserving, so I extended the number of grants being offered and in this round, three groups and three local sporting representatives have been successful,” Ms Frecklington said.

"I would like to congratulate them all, and in particular, wish our young sporting reps all the best for their upcoming competitions.”

Kingaroy netball player Chelsea Whye received the grant to help attend the Netball State Titles in Townsville.

South Burnett Mountain Bike Club received the grant to help members attend the mountain bike national school championships.

Nanango netball players will sport new bibs this season as result of the grant.

The annual bull ride held by the Tanduringie State School Parents and Citizens' Association will also be supported through the grant.

Jorja Pointon of Kilcoy will compete in the clay target junior Southeast zone shoot in Emerald, and the grant will help her get there.

Kilkivan swimmer Grant Lahiff has to travel to take on the best and the grant will help him attend various representative swimming competitions.