Tara French awarded 2024 Commonwealth Games NSW Athlete Grant | Cricket NSW

Tara French awarded 2024 Commonwealth Games NSW Athlete Grant | Cricket NSW

Cricket NSW pathways athlete Tara French has been selected alongside 39 emerging sporting stars from 22 different sports across the state, to receive a 2024 Commonwealth Games Grant.

French, who is the sole recipient from Cricket NSW, will be awarded $1,000. The grant has been detailed as an opportunity for investment towards performance development.

A Central Coast native, French has represented NSW Country in National Youth Championship sides, and has again been selected into the U19 Female NSW Country academy squad for season 2024-25.

French was also named as a Tier Two scholar in the Basil Sellers Emerging Player Program for 2023-24. Read more about that here.

Cricket NSW High Performance Coach – Female Pathways, Sarah Aley said:

“Tara is a talented athlete with great potential as a fast bowler.

“Her progress over the past two years within the Cricket NSW pathway has been fantastic to watch and we hope that this grant will continue to help her grow and develop as an athlete and push for higher honours in the years to come.”

Commonwealth Games NSW CEO, Peter Tate said:

“These 40 young athletes have demonstrated tremendous ability in their respective sport pathways.

“Like many previous award winners, I’m confident quite a few will be chosen to represent Australia in future Commonwealth Games.”

Athletes were nominated by their respective State Sporting Organisations from their talented programs. Nominating criteria requires the athlete to be a resident of NSW and under 20 years of age.

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