Amity Stevenson



Age: 9

What have been your achievements so far?

I love running. I enjoy going to Parkrun (5km) every Saturday with mum. I will be running my 50th Parkrun soon. I also run 4 days a week at school, and have just joined Little Athletics. In 2016 I traveled to Sydney to attend Christian Schools State Cross Country. I came 3rd out of more than 100 runners in my age group. I also attended Christian Schools State Athletics Carnival. I placed 3rd in the 200m and 2nd in the 400m.

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program?

I have never had professional training and after last year’s achievements I want to see if I can get faster by improving my technique. As part of my training I will also get help with faster starts. A benefit of good running technique while I am young is that I am less likely to get running injuries when I am older. I will need to buy good quality new shoes soon as my feet keep growing. This will also help me to stay injury-free.

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you?

If I receive a McDonald’s Junior Grant it will help with the cost of training and traveling to Sydney to represent my school and the Clarence Valley. It is over 600km to Sydney so a McDonald’s Juniors Grant would also help with the cost of traveling to represent the Clarence Valley.

AppliCations Now Open

If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your adademic, sporting, community, cultural or social project, we want to hear from you. Tell us how the McDonald’s Junior Grant can help you achieve your dreams!