The Town of Mosman Park and the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council are investing in the promising and talented young people of the Town by bestowing Youth Encouragement Grants to four young people.
Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to:
Tate Fairbanks (13), in the category of ‘leadership’, received his grant to develop photography skills to local community groups and sporting clubs for use such as surveying bushland, promotional videos or birds eye view of sporting games.
Tate is the former Dux of Mosman Park Primary School who is now studying at Perth Modern School, where he is already showing leadership through co-founding the space simulation club and excelling in music.
Ethan Duffy (14), in the category of sport and Recreation, received his grant to help fund interstate trips for his triathlon competitions.
Ethan is a student of Christchurch Grammar School, where he plays football and in his spare time plays for the Member of Mosman Park Junior Football Club, and trains at the St Hilda’s swim school. Ethan has been selected for the Claremont Development Squad and has been named both National U14/U15 Duathlon Champion and State U14/U15 Triathlon champion. He competes at high level triathlon events including coming in the top 3 nationally for his age group in triathlon and recently competed in the national 2km beach run at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
Amy Brades (17), in the category of community service will use her grant to help fund a Sports Volunteering Projects Abroad trip which assists people in less developed countries, working alongside local teachers to coach children in a variety of sports.
Amy currently volunteers as the Social Media Officer for the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council and, umpires for Mosman Park Netball Club and attends St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls. She was awarded the 2017 Town of Mosman Park Young Citizen of the Year and baton-bearer for the Commonwealth Games. Amy has been accepted for early entry to University of Notre Dame to study Physical Education Teaching.
Alexandra Kannegiesser-Bailey (20), in the category of academic study will use her grant to continue her work and interest in building person-to-person linkages with foreign countries including Indonesia.
Alexandra lives in Mosman Park, and after graduating from Presbyterian Ladies College, is now studying Law and Arts at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Politics and International Relations, and is doing an internship at Future Directions International (independent, not-for-profit research institute).
Mayor of Mosman Park, Brett Pollock, glowed with pride as he read of the achievements of the young people whose hard work and community spirit he has described as being an inspiration to the whole community.
“Mosman Park is a place where young people are supported through excellent local schools, and a Youth Advisory Council where they have the opportunity to develop their potential and apply those skills locally, state-wide, nationally and overseas,” he said.
The recipients will report back to Council on their specific plans for the use of the grant, and will report back again in twelve months on their findings and share their experiences.
Find out more about the Youth Encouragement Grants and the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council