This year’s Outback Emus Pursuit of Excellence in Sport Program recipients have been unveiled, and it is a clean sweep for Silver City swimmers.
Silver City Swim Club members Scarlett Molloy and Sienna Bevan and Cohen Clavel of Broken Hill Aquatic Stingrays are the winners of the 2023 grant, and it’s the first time there has been three recipients.
“Our budget depends on what we bring in through our fundraisers throughout the year, and that combined with the fact that Covid put a halt to so many sports meant we had a bit extra this year,” said Outback Emus’s Steve Odgers.
That bit extra meant each recipient got $600, and there is no doubt all three are very grateful for the support.
“It helps so much. Because we are such a small club and Broken Hill is so far away from everything, it helps so much with travel and things like that. I am so appreciative,” Cohen told the Truth.
Those sentiments were echoed by the duo from the Silver City Swim Club. “It is so helpful with all the travel costs,” Scarlett told us.
“Because we’re out in the country it is hard to get to the city for events, so I am so thankful,” Sienna added.
And these kids have many events to look forward to. Cohen has just returned from the National Age Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast and is hoping to break some personal bests at the upcoming State Age Championships.
Scarlett and Sienna, both accomplished breaststrokers, have just come out of a training camp and are gearing up for the South Australian State Short Course Championships in August.