FORMER West Coast Eagles player and Brownlow medalist, Matt Priddis, made a trip into the Hills to congratulate winners of the 2018 Kalamunda sports star awards last week.
The awards provide a one-off financial contribution to athletes under 25-years-old who represent their sport at a state or national level.
This year’s recipients included 73 athletes from 22 different sports who received $15,000 worth of grants between them.
Mayor John Giardina thanked the football legend.
“We would like to sincerely thank Mr Matt Priddis for joining the City of Kalamunda in celebrating the achievements of our region’s young sportspeople and for providing valuable insight into the life of professional sport,” he said.
“We’re proud to be able to continue our support of young athletes in their elite sport pursuits through the Kalamunda Sports Star Awards.”
Mayor Giardina said sport and recreational activities built stronger, healthier, happier, safer and more vibrant connected communities.
“In addition to grants, the City also focuses on the provision of resources and infrastructure,” he said.
“We’re in the process of reviewing our Community Facilities Plan, which provides a framework for resource provision.”
The City is seeking community feedback on its sporting facilities via an online survey.
Find the survey at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/cfp before December 18.
Written submissions can be sent to the City of Kalamunda at PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926.
For more information on the Kalamunda Sports Star Awards or the Community Facilities Plan, call 9257 9999 or email email@example.com
By Claire Ottaviano