Cootamundra Sports Foundation continues to show support for young athletes

PROUD REPRESENTATIVE: Cootamundra Public School student Andie McTavish, year five, with the Cootamundra Sports Foundation's Eric Thorburn after Mr Thorburn presented her a cheque to help with her Riverina touch footy rep duties. Picture: Jennette Lees

PROUD REPRESENTATIVE: Cootamundra Public School student Andie McTavish, year five, with the Cootamundra Sports Foundation's Eric Thorburn after Mr Thorburn presented her a cheque to help with her Riverina touch footy rep duties. Picture: Jennette Lees

Cootamundra Public School student Andie McTavish is off to Wagga on August 1, 2 and 3 to represent Riverina in touch football. 

She began playing the sport in Cootamundra a few years ago and has taken to well saying she has made good friends, enjoys the social aspect and has improved her skills. 

To quality for the team she trialled in Griffith where students were put through their paces with a number of drills. 

Andie is currently in year five and her team involves year five and six students making her one of the younger brigade. 

She will have another opportunity to qualify next year.

During her school assembly last Thursday, Andie was presented with a cheque for $100 courtesy of the Cootamundra Sports Foundation to assist her in her representative duties. 

Each year, the Cootamundra Sports Foundation gives an amount of money to each school in the former Cootamundra Shire. 

These funds are then distributed to students who quality for representative teams to help them with the financial burden of travelling for sport and show the Sports Foundation’s support for the next generation of up and coming athletes. 

The collective amount donated to schools adds up to thousands of dollars each year; funds which are raised by the foundation’s small band of volunteers. 

Andie is keen to continue playing touch football and learning from her Riverina experience.  

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