Helping hand for sporty students

16:00, Oct 14 2010

Twenty-one sports mad youngsters from around Taranaki have received a share of $5000 in the first round of funding from the Cameron Clow Trust.

The trust was set up earlier this year in memory of multisport competitor Cameron Clow who was killed in Bahrain in June last year.

The trust was formed to continue the New Plymouth man's passion for involving children in sports by providing financial assistance.

Last night the 21 recipients received their funding at a special function hosted by Mr Clow's parents Gail and Warren Clow.

The late Mr Clow's fiancee Kate Morgan said the trust had an incredible response to the first round of funding.

"We got 105 applications from young sports people throughout Taranaki," she said. "It has been a huge job for the trustees to choose who the money should go to."

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Ms Morgan said the winners were picked following trust guidelines.

The recipients are aged between 11 and 17 years old and come from all over Taranaki.

"We have been fortunate enough to donate a total grant sum of $5000 which has assisted 21 children in over 14 different sporting codes," Ms Morgan said.

In addition to the monetary assistance, Mr Clow's sporting equipment is also being used by young Taranaki athletes.

His road bike is being used by the New Plymouth Cycling Club, his kayak by the Waitara Kayak Club and his golf clubs by the Fitzroy Golf Club.

Recipients are Ryan Dingle, Chloe-May Geurts, Hannah Sturmer, Jay Maaka, Terai Sadler, Casey Stevens, Kurt Leuthart, Nikaela Gilmer, Matt Baxter, Kathryn Kibby, Nam Northcott, Isaac Robinson, Brydie Whitehead, Ashleigh Hoeta, Tamsin Moala, Grace Campbell, Fraser Meads, Derek Albertsen, Jordan Linn, Joseph Doyle and Max Anderson.

Taranaki Daily News