McDonald’s Junior
Grant ReCipients

McDonald’s Coffs Harbour Nambucca Grafton are proud to support local children and groups through our Junior Grants Program. Each month a number of grant recipients are chosen on based on their commitment in the areas of sporting, academic or community service.

Logan

Logan

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I have been the captain of the Nambucca Bellingen Rep cricket team for 3 years. I have been part of the north coast cricket academy for 4 years and have been selected to play for them each year at carnivals in Newcastle, the...

Melissa

Melissa

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? As a gymnast I have represented my High School as well as my local gymnastics club at regional, state and national competitions. This year I have competed at Armidale, Woolgoolga, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast and twice at...

Grafton Touch Association

Grafton Touch Association

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Grafton Touch Football Association strives to provide opportunities for everyone in our communityto participate in healthy, safe and inclusive Touch Football activities in a fun and family orientatedenvironment. The club is...

Toormina Public School Tournament Of the Minds

Toormina Public School Tournament Of the Minds

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? The team have been competing in the Tournament of Minds competition. This is a creative thinking, team competition that enhances teamwork and presentation skills. They have won their division, Primary Language Literature at...

Beaches Hockey Club

Beaches Hockey Club

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Beaches Hockey Club was always a strong senior club, but we didn't have any junior teams to feed into those. So we set about creating a junior development structure to ensure the long term viability of the club. We started with...

Jack

Jack

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  Last year and this year I have been selected to play at the NSW PSSA state championships for North Coast for softball in Tamworth and cricket in Wollongong. In addition this year I am one of two players from North Coast PSSA...

Theodore

Theodore

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  My greatest sporting achievement so far is being selected in the Under 13's boys NSW State Hockey Team to compete in Tasmania in the Australian Championships. My other achievements in hockey have been representing Grafton at...

Hudson

Hudson

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I returned to my home town 3 years ago and started running in addition to my other sports at its my true happy place. I have competed in a  half marathon, numerous local fun runs, won father/son division in Seaside Scamper,...

Mia

Mia

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I have been playing netball from the age of 6 and have grown a deep passion for this sport over the years. I have been selected to represent Coffs Harbour Netball Association (CHNA) the past 3 years in Under 12's, Under 13's...

Martina & Shaniqua

Martina & Shaniqua

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  Shaniqua: I am about to go to Bendigo in Victoria to play for NSW in the PSSA Hockey team. This is my first achievement so far. Martina: I am going to Hobart in October to play in the U13's NSW hockey team, I also have played...

Coffs U14s Rep Netball Team

Coffs U14s Rep Netball Team

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  This group of young talented girls competed in 5 carnivals around the region including the one they had to compete in Sydney and Newcastle , they have won most of them. These carnivals are their preparations for the State...

Coffs Suns U14 Basketball Team

Coffs Suns U14 Basketball Team

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? The U14 Women's Team have made it through the Northern Junior League undefeated. They won the Northern Junior League Grand final, which has qualified them to participate in the State Cup on August 10th and 11th at Minto Sports...

Zen Chi Ryu Kempsey

Zen Chi Ryu Kempsey

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Our school has 7 people who have qualified to be on the Australian Squad and 5 of these are children between 11 and 17 years of age. We will be travelling to New Zealand in October to represent Australia against the New Zealand...

Charlie

Charlie

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  Last year I was fortunate to be selected in a team to play at the 2018 National Youth Football Championships. Following that competition, I received an invitation to trial for the 2019 National Youth Championships for Boys by...

Kden

Kden

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  KDEN has represented not only his school but his community, Far north coast and State with his love for footy. Kden has represented the Far North Coast at the School Boys PSSA State championships. He has also been selected in...

Andrea

Andrea

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Bronze medallist in Backstroke in the Country swimming  Championships .Overall School Swimming Champion. Top 10 finalist at State swimming.Champion Club swimmerState Top 10 for Backstroke and Butterfly WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR...

Bailey

Bailey

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I have played in a local soccer competition since the age of 5. Then I was selected for the North Coast Football Squad over two years at age 9-10. I then represented my school at multiple North Coast Independent Sport...

Willow

Willow

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I placed second the last 2 years at zone and 4th my first year qualifying for nationals. WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?  I applied for this grant to assist with travel costs. HOW WILL THIS GRANT BENEFIT YOU? AND HOW DO YOU...

Ashliegh & Mackenna

Ashliegh & Mackenna

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? We have been selected in State sides from u13s, u15's and now u18's in hockey. We have just been selected to represent all schools in the number 1 State side in August in Newcastle . HOW WILL THIS GRANT BENEFIT YOU? AND HOW DO...

Lachlan

Lachlan

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I have currently participated in a West Ham United Player ID soccer camp in the holidays as I play for Grafton City Slickers U12 as the team Goal keeper. I love my Soccer and Love Goal Keeping. I have been invited to attend the...

Maddox

Maddox

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Maddox has represented North Coast at the 2019 NSWPSSA for rugby League. He has been asked to travel to New Zealand as a part of the Coffs Crusaders Rugby Union Squad for Tour in July 2020. Maddox will also be playing in the...

Codi

Codi

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Representing my school in Indigenous dancing, ballet, and contemporary dancing: Selected for the Aboriginal Dance company. I Have danced at Saltwater/Fresh water Indigenous Festival in Coffs Harbour, participated in Eisteddfods...

Bellingen Braves Basketball U16 Women

Bellingen Braves Basketball U16 Women

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  Our team came second last year in the Northern Junior League Div 1 U/16 girls representative basketball and got a wildcard through to State Cup. This year we are undefeated and now have the finals to go so again. We are...

Korora Public School Boccia Team

Korora Public School Boccia Team

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Our team of 5 students recently won the Boccia competition which was held at Coffs Harbour Public School. They have been invited to compete at the State finals in Sydney-Homebush. WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?  Our team...

Felix

Felix

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? I learnt viola at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium and perform with their orchestra and The Academy chamber group. I'm also in the Bishop Druitt College orchestra and string consort. I have performed at the Bellingen...

Lara and Ewan

Lara and Ewan

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Lara was selected to represent the North Coast Academy of Sport for netball in 2019. She is also a representative for the Coffs Harbour Netball Association under 17s team who recently came 2nd at State Titles.  Ewan competed at...

Breah

Breah

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  Pint-sized pocket rocket Breah has an extensive list of representative achievements already, for 2019 at 13 years of age, she’s playing first grade women’s hockey with her local club Beaches, has already won a BRONZE medal at...

Orara Highschool Volleyball Team

Orara Highschool Volleyball Team

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Coffs Harbour School Volleyball Zone Champions 2018.Second in the North Coast Region 2018.NSW CHS State Championships in 2018 - placed 11th. Number one Ranked team in the North Coast Region 2019  WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS...

Jack

Jack

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? A silver medal & 9 finalist ribbons at NSW Country Champs .3 finalist ribbons at NSW State Junior Age 6 final placings at NSW Combined High School Meet In Sydney. WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT? To get assistance , so I...

Sam

Sam

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? Recently I travelled to Sydney to compete in the Australian Junior Opens, which includes players from all over Australia as well as New Zealand and Malaysia. It was my last time playing as an under 13. I came 10th overall. I...

Northern Storm Hurricanes U14

Northern Storm Hurricanes U14

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR? 2018 Northern NSW Champion of Champions 2018 North Coast Zone Champions2018 Minor Major Premiers under 13 age group. WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?  We are a proud group of young men from diverse backgrounds and interests,...

1st Woolgoolga Scout Group

1st Woolgoolga Scout Group

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  1st Woolgoolga Scout Group is a small group with Joeys, Cubs and Scouts with an amazing group of volunteer leaders and parents.  We have also spent a large amount of time and effort assisting our youth members to attend larger...

Ben

Ben

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?  I have been selected to participate in the Ginsberg National Championships for under 13's Erina from 15-18 August. Earlier this year I was selected to attend Ice Hockey Australia's national development camp in Newcastle for...

AppliCations Now Open

If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, 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!

McDonald’s Coffs Harbour Nambucca Grafton are proud to support local children and groups through our Junior Grants Program. Each month a number of grant recipients are chosen on based on their commitment in the areas of sporting, academic or community service.

Ella

Ella

What have been your aChievements so far? I was recently chosen to represent Australia at the London International Youth Science Forum, at Imperial College, London. This program selected only 25 students to participate and will be run in late July through to August,...

ALEXANDRA & JESSICA

ALEXANDRA & JESSICA

What have been your aChievements so far? Alexandra- I gained Bronze in High jump at All School Athletics in Sept 2018 and Bronze in the Queensland Athletics Heptathlon in Jan 2019. I have also been lucky enough to gain National Qualifications in High Jump, 100m...

Madison & Karlee

Madison & Karlee

What have been your aChievements so far? Madison & Karlee who play representative basketball for Bellinger Valley Braves. Karlee is going into her 5th year & Madison is in her 7th year. We travel every 4-6 weeks during the Northern Junior League Competition to...

CLARENCE RIVER DANCE ACADEMY

CLARENCE RIVER DANCE ACADEMY

How will the McDonald’s Grants Program help you? Students (boys and girls aged 7-17) from Clarence River Dance Academy are travelling to USA in April to perform on several world class stages such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood. The students have been...

Toormina High SChool- Kokoda Challenge

Toormina High SChool- Kokoda Challenge

What have been your aChievements so far? We compete in this event as it helps our students to improve their social and emotional skills, improves their ability to relate with others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork...

Phillips Family

Phillips Family

What have been your aChievements so far? Isaiha is a volunteer patrolling life guard at Sawtell surf lifesaving club an a aspiring young athlete competing at a state and national level. Finishing in top 15 at last years Australian titles in the ocean swim. Sylas is...

Urunga Bellinger Valley Little AthletiCs Centre

Urunga Bellinger Valley Little AthletiCs Centre

How will the McDonald’s Grants Program help you? We are grateful for your help to improve club equipment and facilities. UBV LAC will use the grant to upgrade the current timing system which is handheld stopwatches that puts a great deal of pressure on volunteer time...

Jaimee Reid

Jaimee Reid

What have been your aChievements so far? Jaimee is an aspiring Track & Cross Country Athlete and competes reguarly in these events.   How will the McDonald’s Grants Program help you? As a track and cross country athlete living in a regional area we have to do alot...

Tahlia O’Hara

Tahlia O’Hara

TahliaWhat have been your aChievements so far? Tahlia O'Hara is a well-known identity on Grafton's netball courts. She has participated in many teams at a variety of levels since she was 8 years old, progressing up the 'ability ladder' as her netball skills have...

Boambee PS Under 12’s Netball Team

Boambee PS Under 12’s Netball Team

What have been your aChievements so far? We are the under 12's Boambee Public School girls Netball team. We are an amazing team, with great talent and enthusiasm and we love playing our favourite sport, its the best”-Boambee School Netball Team Player . As the...

Connor Tennis

Connor Tennis

What have been your aChievements so far?I have been playing competitive tennis for over 5 years now and it takes a lot of time and commitment as well as travel to complete.  I regularly have to travel to other locations around NSW and QLD to play.I am now ranked about...

Finn Tennis

Finn Tennis

What have been your aChievements so far?My name is Finn McNicol, I am 10 years old and I love to play tennis.I train 4 to 6 hours a week and compete whenever I can. This year I made it to the NSW State Championships in Sydney.  How will the McDonald’s Grants Program...

Taj

Taj

What have been your aChievements so far?Taj was selected as a representative from Coffs Harbour and NCF zone as part of a 12yrs team to travel to the under 12years SAP festival in Davenport TAS, in February 2019.  How will the McDonald’s Grants Program help you?The...

James – Bellingen Youth Orchestra

James – Bellingen Youth Orchestra

James has shown an aptitude to the cello and with further training and additional teaching could go on to become a professional player of the cello.

Charlotte – Athletics

Charlotte – Athletics

What have been your achievements so far?I have a passion for hurdles and have represented Macksville High School at state level for two years running now. I have been chosen to participate in a youth athletics track and field tour of Canada next year and this...

Narissa – Tennis

Narissa – Tennis

What have been your aChievements so far?My daughter Narissa is totally dedicated to tennis. She is 15 years old and has just completed year 9 at Grafton High School and spends most of her spare time playing tennis.She has represented the north coast as part of the...

Harwood Cricket Club

Harwood Cricket Club

“Harwood Cricket Club wishes to say THANK YOU for your generous sponsorship and contribution to our club. The juniors are starting to get excited about the new season and looking forward to the weekly training.”

Budding Artists Festival

Budding Artists Festival

“Happy to report that the Budding Artists Festival was a resounding success and that the kids loved the McDonalds’ Encouragement Awards. The Grant went towards costs of running the festival and sponsoring prizes for the children.”

Thanks again for supporting the young artists of our region”

Chris Sundstrom, Festival Organiser 

BVDRLFC under 18s team

BVDRLFC under 18s team

The BVDRLFC under 18s team have struggled in recent years to attract committed players during away games to Grafton, South Grafton and Woolgoolga.

These games are critical in the 2019 season draw, as they appear around the middle of the season. In order to have some momentum heading into the second half of the season, the under 18s will continue to turn up to training and game day.

The Grant will assist with hiring a bus for the team to travel to these games in season 2019.

Bellingen Youth Orchestra

Bellingen Youth Orchestra

Bellingen Youth Orchestra is an orchestra that draws on students from Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Valla Beach and other surrounding rural areas.The students range in ages from 12-18. The orchestra provides young musicians with the joy of making music together, inspires young musicians to stretch themselves and aim high.

Coffs Harbour Junior SLSC

Coffs Harbour Junior SLSC

Coffs Harbour Junior SLSC are fundraising for new equipment e.g tents for shade at carnivals and Sunday nippers, hats, and boards.

Our main focus is on the children having fun and learning to be our future life guards. When the children reach 15 they will have their bronze and be patrolling members.

The Club is competing at Country Champs 2019 at Kingscliff and we are fundraising to replace equipment we will need. The Juniors train three days per week and Sunday Nippers.

Robbie

Robbie

Freestyle Calisthenics- Came 2nd in the WSWCF World Cup Australia Stage. Won 300 Euros to go towards the academy training and will also be going to Egypt in December 15th to Represent Australia in the Super Final World Cup. The grant will help in me getting to Egypt as the costs will be significant and will require funding to get me there.

Alexis

Alexis

Recently, I placed in the top 5 on the Mid North Coast for Physical Culture and I’ve made the Nationals. The Maccas Junior Grant will help my family with travel costs to Sydney for the competition.

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

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!

Sara

Sara

What have been your achievements so far? My name is Sara, I love nippers it is my favourite sport. I am in the U12's age group at Coffs Harbour Surf Club, I have been attending since I was 5 but this is my 4th season of training and competing. I was...

Lana

Lana

If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, 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!

Nicholas

Nicholas

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!

Cruwys Family

Cruwys Family

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!

Gumbaynggirr Language Class

Gumbaynggirr Language Class

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!

Majos Football Club Inc.

Majos Football Club Inc.

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!

Monica

Monica

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!

Riley

Riley

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!

Big River Canoe Club

Big River Canoe Club

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!

Naru Indigenous Corporation

Naru Indigenous Corporation

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!

Laura

Laura

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!

Charlie

Charlie

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!

Jude

Jude

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!

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

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!

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

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!

Charlie Kelly

Charlie Kelly

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!

Alexander Harrison

Alexander Harrison

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!

Misty Leigh Turner

Misty Leigh Turner

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!

Jacob & Marcus Field

Jacob & Marcus Field

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!

Ellyse Walker

Ellyse Walker

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!

Rosie Smart

Rosie Smart

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!

Taylah Martin

Taylah Martin

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? Taylah has been selected after huge efforts to represent NSW 16's at the National Polocrosse Championships to be held in Perth from 1-7 Oct this year. We are required to transport 2 x horses from Macksville to...

Casey Wynne

Casey Wynne

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? Casey was selected in the NSW all schools u15 AFL side and travelled to Adelaide for just over a week to play. She was named best on ground in their game against South Australia and was in the top 5 on the ground...

Ryan GilChrist

Ryan GilChrist

What have been your achievements so far? I have been a passionate mountain bike rider since the age of 4 riding cross country and BMX. I rode cross country up until the age of ten and then made the switch to BMX seeing a major opportunity to develop my bike skills. It...

Yamba PubliC SChool – Netball Group

Yamba PubliC SChool – Netball Group

Grant Recipient : Yamba Public Schol - Netball Program Number of Children: 15 girls Why does Yamba Public Schol - Netball Program need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Yamba Public School netball program has a proud history of success in the annual PSSA school knockout...

Ashleigh Geddes

Ashleigh Geddes

What have been your achievements so far? My passion for space and strong appreciation for the wonders of the universe drives me. I have worked hard so far to achieve in my areas of interest, and of note received Honours in Science, Mathematics, and History in Year 8...

Samuel Moriz

Samuel Moriz

What have been your achievements so far? I have been training and playing squash for the past 3 years and am currently 11th in under 13yrs Boys in Australia and 1st in NSW. I have also been selected to represent the North Coast Combined High Schools Squash Team at a...

Molly Langley

Molly Langley

What have been your achievements so far? I developed the 'Fiji Project' which aims to positively influence the lives of student living in extremely devastatIng condition in rural and remote Fijian villages. I have worked in five schools in rural towns of Fiji for the...

Coffs Harbour SCout Group

Coffs Harbour SCout Group

Grant Recipient : Coffs Harbour Scout Group  Number of Children: 15 Why does 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Coffs Harbour Scout group is one of the 3rd oldest Scout groups in Australia, established back in 1909. Scouts is for boys and...

Woolgoolga SCout Group

Woolgoolga SCout Group

Grant Recipient : 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group  Number of Children: 25 Why does 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? 1st Woolgoolga Scout group is seeking assistance in the form of a grant to help raise funds to send our Scout Leader to the...

Sherryn Thomson

Sherryn Thomson

What have been your achievements so far? Certainly, being invited to play Hockey in Japan for the second year in a row is one of my greatest achievements.  This is a great honour and I have had to work really hard at improving my hockey skills to get this position.  I...

Charlotte Brunyee

Charlotte Brunyee

What have been your achievements so far? (Note: Charlotte's Mum applied for the grant in her behalf) Charlotte has been selected to represent Bellinger Braves Basketball Div1 for the 3rd year in a row. Charlotte does not only play basketball, but also referee’s...

Kiara Clark

Kiara Clark

What have been your achievements so far? I am representing NSW u18 Tenpin Bowling Girls Team at the 2018 Australian Nationals held in Melbourne in April. I started Tenpin Bowling competitively when I was 12 years of age, playing in area intercentre challenges then it...

Bellinger Valley Girls’ Basketball

Bellinger Valley Girls’ Basketball

Grant Recipient : Bellinger Valley Basketball Number of Children: 8 Why does Bellinger Valley Basketball need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We travel to various places over the season. The grant would also cover uniforms & equipment In what way can the McDonald’s...

Leah Bell

Leah Bell

What have been your achievements so far? I have been studying classical voice for 5 years and have attended many Vocal Eisteddfods earning many firsts and other prizes. My goal is to study classical voice performance at University. I am currently studying Grade 4...

Ben Warden

Ben Warden

What have been your achievements so far? I've been selected to train and play in a Queensland elite ice hockey team. This team brings together the best players under 13 from Queensland to receive additional coaching and training. The elite program will culminate with...

Abbey George

Abbey George

What have been your achievements so far? I was recently chosen by audition to dance with the Melbourne City Ballet and travelled to Sydney for an exam at The Royal Academy of Dance. What training do you do? My dream of one day dancing professionally requires many...

Rahni McGrath

Rahni McGrath

What have been your achievements so far? I have been playing tennis since I was 8 years old and just love it. I train hard and have achieved some great results this year that I am very proud of. I was selected in to the North Coast PSSA team and we competed in...

The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Grant Recipient : The Destroyers Number of Children: 8 Why does The Destroyers need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Our team plays soccer and it’s called the Summer 6’s comp based at McLean oval on a Tuesday afternoon. It would be awesome to have our uniform, this will...

Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams

Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams

Grant Recipient : Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams Number of Children: 24 Why does Boys and Girls Narranga Softball teams need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Both the Boys and Girls Narranga Softball teams have qualified for the State Titles in Sydney on November...

Olissa Onley

Olissa Onley

What have been your achievements so far? I competed at All Schools Athletics championships held in Sydney on 11-15 October 2017. I competed in the 13 year girls 1500m on the track and ran a 16 second personal best to come second. I have qualified for Nationals (School...

Aidan WallaCe

Aidan WallaCe

What have been your achievements so far? I have qualified in the U18 Boys Triple Jump by placing 1st at the NSW All Schools Championships, held in Sydney in October, with a jump of 13.88m. To represent NSW has been my goal for this year. Why did you apply for the...

AppliCations Now Open

If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, 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!

McDonald’s Coffs Harbour Nambucca Grafton are proud to support local children and groups through our Junior Grants Program. Each month a number of grant recipients are chosen on based on their commitment in the areas of sporting, academic or community service.

Naru Indigenous Corporation

Naru Indigenous Corporation

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!

Laura

Laura

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!

Charlie

Charlie

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!

Jude

Jude

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!

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

Coffs Coast USA Performing Arts JRDS Tour

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!

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

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!

Charlie Kelly

Charlie Kelly

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!

Alexander Harrison

Alexander Harrison

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!

Misty Leigh Turner

Misty Leigh Turner

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!

Jacob & Marcus Field

Jacob & Marcus Field

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!

Ellyse Walker

Ellyse Walker

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!

Rosie Smart

Rosie Smart

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!

Taylah Martin

Taylah Martin

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? Taylah has been selected after huge efforts to represent NSW 16's at the National Polocrosse Championships to be held in Perth from 1-7 Oct this year. We are required to transport 2 x horses from Macksville to...

Casey Wynne

Casey Wynne

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? Casey was selected in the NSW all schools u15 AFL side and travelled to Adelaide for just over a week to play. She was named best on ground in their game against South Australia and was in the top 5 on the ground...

Ryan GilChrist

Ryan GilChrist

What have been your achievements so far? I have been a passionate mountain bike rider since the age of 4 riding cross country and BMX. I rode cross country up until the age of ten and then made the switch to BMX seeing a major opportunity to develop my bike skills. It...

Yamba PubliC SChool – Netball Group

Yamba PubliC SChool – Netball Group

Grant Recipient : Yamba Public Schol - Netball Program Number of Children: 15 girls Why does Yamba Public Schol - Netball Program need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Yamba Public School netball program has a proud history of success in the annual PSSA school knockout...

Ashleigh Geddes

Ashleigh Geddes

What have been your achievements so far? My passion for space and strong appreciation for the wonders of the universe drives me. I have worked hard so far to achieve in my areas of interest, and of note received Honours in Science, Mathematics, and History in Year 8...

Samuel Moriz

Samuel Moriz

What have been your achievements so far? I have been training and playing squash for the past 3 years and am currently 11th in under 13yrs Boys in Australia and 1st in NSW. I have also been selected to represent the North Coast Combined High Schools Squash Team at a...

Molly Langley

Molly Langley

What have been your achievements so far? I developed the 'Fiji Project' which aims to positively influence the lives of student living in extremely devastatIng condition in rural and remote Fijian villages. I have worked in five schools in rural towns of Fiji for the...

Coffs Harbour SCout Group

Coffs Harbour SCout Group

Grant Recipient : Coffs Harbour Scout Group  Number of Children: 15 Why does 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Coffs Harbour Scout group is one of the 3rd oldest Scout groups in Australia, established back in 1909. Scouts is for boys and...

Woolgoolga SCout Group

Woolgoolga SCout Group

Grant Recipient : 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group  Number of Children: 25 Why does 1st Woolgoolga Scout Group need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? 1st Woolgoolga Scout group is seeking assistance in the form of a grant to help raise funds to send our Scout Leader to the...

Sherryn Thomson

Sherryn Thomson

What have been your achievements so far? Certainly, being invited to play Hockey in Japan for the second year in a row is one of my greatest achievements.  This is a great honour and I have had to work really hard at improving my hockey skills to get this position.  I...

Charlotte Brunyee

Charlotte Brunyee

What have been your achievements so far? (Note: Charlotte's Mum applied for the grant in her behalf) Charlotte has been selected to represent Bellinger Braves Basketball Div1 for the 3rd year in a row. Charlotte does not only play basketball, but also referee’s...

Kiara Clark

Kiara Clark

What have been your achievements so far? I am representing NSW u18 Tenpin Bowling Girls Team at the 2018 Australian Nationals held in Melbourne in April. I started Tenpin Bowling competitively when I was 12 years of age, playing in area intercentre challenges then it...

Bellinger Valley Girls’ Basketball

Bellinger Valley Girls’ Basketball

Grant Recipient : Bellinger Valley Basketball Number of Children: 8 Why does Bellinger Valley Basketball need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We travel to various places over the season. The grant would also cover uniforms & equipment In what way can the McDonald’s...

Leah Bell

Leah Bell

What have been your achievements so far? I have been studying classical voice for 5 years and have attended many Vocal Eisteddfods earning many firsts and other prizes. My goal is to study classical voice performance at University. I am currently studying Grade 4...

Ben Warden

Ben Warden

What have been your achievements so far? I've been selected to train and play in a Queensland elite ice hockey team. This team brings together the best players under 13 from Queensland to receive additional coaching and training. The elite program will culminate with...

Abbey George

Abbey George

What have been your achievements so far? I was recently chosen by audition to dance with the Melbourne City Ballet and travelled to Sydney for an exam at The Royal Academy of Dance. What training do you do? My dream of one day dancing professionally requires many...

Rahni McGrath

Rahni McGrath

What have been your achievements so far? I have been playing tennis since I was 8 years old and just love it. I train hard and have achieved some great results this year that I am very proud of. I was selected in to the North Coast PSSA team and we competed in...

The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Grant Recipient : The Destroyers Number of Children: 8 Why does The Destroyers need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Our team plays soccer and it’s called the Summer 6’s comp based at McLean oval on a Tuesday afternoon. It would be awesome to have our uniform, this will...

Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams

Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams

Grant Recipient : Boys and Girls Narranga Softball Teams Number of Children: 24 Why does Boys and Girls Narranga Softball teams need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Both the Boys and Girls Narranga Softball teams have qualified for the State Titles in Sydney on November...

Olissa Onley

Olissa Onley

What have been your achievements so far? I competed at All Schools Athletics championships held in Sydney on 11-15 October 2017. I competed in the 13 year girls 1500m on the track and ran a 16 second personal best to come second. I have qualified for Nationals (School...

Aidan WallaCe

Aidan WallaCe

What have been your achievements so far? I have qualified in the U18 Boys Triple Jump by placing 1st at the NSW All Schools Championships, held in Sydney in October, with a jump of 13.88m. To represent NSW has been my goal for this year. Why did you apply for the...

Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal DanCe Group

Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal DanCe Group

Grant Recipient : Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal Dance Group Number of Children: 15 Why does Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal Dance Group need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal Dance Group has been performing in the Clarence Valley area...

Grafton Girl Guides

Grafton Girl Guides

Grant Recipient : Grafton Girl Guides Number of Children: 21 Why does Grafton Girl Guides need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The McDonald's Junior Grant will help Grafton Girl Guides to educate and assist our Guides to becoming helpful, respectable members of society....

MoniCa Waters

MoniCa Waters

What have been your achievements so far? I came first in Long Jump at the North Coast Athletics Carnival which means I'm now qualified to go to State Athletics which are held at Sydney Olympic Park. I'm known to be a conscientious student who always happily...

Isla Juffermans

Isla Juffermans

What have been your achievements so far? I'm a member of the Coffs Harbour Basketball Association where I have been representing Coffs Harbour for the past 3 years. I made the school Polding team at PSSA in 2016 & 2017. This year, I travelled to Canberra to play...

Rose Light

Rose Light

What have been your achievements so far? I'm a talented and devoted violinist who is in grade 7 AMEB. I'm consistent in achieving honours for my AMEB exams and have brought home many trophies from the Coffs Instrumental Eistedfodd in 2017 including the Most Promising...

Willow Neal: Update

Willow Neal: Update

Do you still remember Willow Neal? The young athlete competed in seven events at the athletics carnival and competed in Sydney back in July. Most recently, Willow was at the National School Futsal Championships and guess what? Her determination and passion for sports...

Jesse McGarvie

Jesse McGarvie

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected in the NSW Under 13's Hockey Team and will be traveling to Perth in September to compete. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? Myself and two brothers all play Representative hockey...

Alana Wardman

Alana Wardman

What have been your achievements so far? This year I have already competed at the Christian school sports association (CSSA)state gymnastics where I came 1st in vault and 4th place on floor and ended up 5th overall. I also came 13th at the CSSA state cross country in...

Solli Raphael

Solli Raphael

What have been your achievements so far? I am 12 years old. I have always loved public speaking and was the public speaking finalist within my school last year. This year, I chose to enter the regional heat for the 2017 National Poetry Slam. It was a huge challenge...

Grayson Reimer

Grayson Reimer

What have been your achievements so far? I am a year 6 student at Grafton Public School and I love sport.I participate in everything but rugby league is my true love.This year I went through many trials and made it through to the number 1 NSW State Rugby League team....

Georgia Allen

Georgia Allen

What have been your achievements so far? I started playing tennis when I was 5 years old and have been competing in Australian Ranking tennis tournaments since the age of 8. I have been successful being selected the North Coast Tennis team for the past 9 years and I...

Riley Elks

Riley Elks

What have been your achievements so far? This year I was accepted into The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy which is a cricket coaching program for elite junior cricketers from Macksville to Yamba on the NSW North Coast Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants...

Claudia Baff

Claudia Baff

What have been your achievements so far? I have been competing in a sport called Sports Aerobics since 2011. During that time I have gained State and National Championship titles in my division. The most rewarding year for me however was in 2015, in an extremely tough...

Tayla Hall

Tayla Hall

What have been your achievements so far? I am attending QLD Short Course Championships on 18th -20th August 2017 and the following weekend I will be swimming at the NSW State Age Championships at Sydney Olympic Park 25th - 27th August 29th. Why did you apply for the...

JaCob Nelson

JaCob Nelson

What have been your achievements so far? I have been doing Rugby League every weekend on Saturday since 2014 and then started the seniors in the 2015 season and still continuing to do them today. I started to referee touch in 2013 in the junior comp then started the...

Grafton PubliC SChool DanCe Ensembles

Grafton PubliC SChool DanCe Ensembles

Grant Recipient : Grafton Public School Dance Ensembles Number of Children: 80 Why does Grafton Public School Dance Ensembles need the McDonald’s Junior Grant?  With such a number of students participating costuming is a challenge to keep current and exciting From lap...

Tahlia Marsh

Tahlia Marsh

What have been your achievements so far? I am a member of the CLARENCE VALLEY BMX CLUB and love this extreme sport. I am currently ranked 1st NSW & 5th Australia in the 14yr girls and also 1st NSW & 2nd Australia in the 13-14yr Cruiser girls. I have been...

Angus McConnaChie

Angus McConnaChie

What have been your achievements so far? After competing in Sydney recently for the Diocese of Lismore and running 6th I earned a place on the Polding team to represent them at the State Championships. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I...

LuCy Spain

LuCy Spain

What have been your achievements so far? I have represented the Nambucca Netball Association at State Age Championships since Under 12's and my team has previously won our division at the U12 and U14 year levels. I will be representing again this year in Sydney with...

Willow Neal

Willow Neal

What have been your achievements so far? I love sport! I have played soccer for 9 yrs - 3 years at representative level for North coast, as well as numerous successful school competitions. I have represented Bellingen High school 4 times at the National Futsal...

Southside HoCkey Club

Southside HoCkey Club

Grant Recipient : Southside Hockey Club Number of Children: 24 Why does Southside Hockey Clubneed the McDonald’s Junior Grant?  Our previous gear was designed for younger age groups or has deteriorated to the point of not being able to be used safely. Many players in...

Corindi PubliC SChool P&C Committee

Corindi PubliC SChool P&C Committee

Grant Recipient : Corindi Public School P&C Committee Number of Children: 250 Why does the Corindi Public School P&C Committee need the McDonald’s Junior Grant?  On the 17th of October 2017 Corindi Public School P&C Committee will be holding our second...

Kye Reid

Kye Reid

What have been your achievements so far? I am currently NSW State Champion in BMX for 17-24 men's Cruiser,also ACT State Champion for 17-24 men's challenge class. I have recently returned from the Australian Championships where I made finals and qualifying for the...

Jackson Grieve

Jackson Grieve

What have been your achievements so far? I'm a local Grafton junior cricketer who have been playing cricket since I was seven years old. I have always been very passionate about my sport and have had many wonderful opportunities to represent my community and the North...

Mette Klinkers

Mette Klinkers

What have been your achievements so far? I started surf life saving as a 5 year old nipper at Sawtell SLSC and while I was afraid of waves, I eventually developed a true passion for surf life saving sport. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program?...

Charlize Angus

Charlize Angus

What have been your achievements so far? I am 11 years old, and had been doing gymnastics since I was 5. I love it, everything I do evolves around gymnastics. I am an artistic gymnast and I am part of a display group. I am in level 5 and I am meant to train nine hours...

JaCk Horseman

JaCk Horseman

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected to represent Country NSW Cyclones Indoor Cricket in U/13 to play in the Nationals in Mackay in July. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? This is a big cost to my parents on top of...

Toormina Community PresChool

Toormina Community PresChool

Grant Recipient : Toormina Community Preschool Number of Children: 65 children and 63 local families Why does the Toormina Community Preschool need the McDonald’s Junior Grant?  Toormina Community Preschool was established in 1976 and provides care and education for...

Chayse Smith

Chayse Smith

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected to represent Nambucca Physical Culture Club in the Dance Around the World Tour. I will be dancing in the grand parade in Disneyland. This is the very first time that my club has offered this fantastic...

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

Grant Recipient : Clarence Valley Conservatorium Number of Children: 20 Why does the Clarence Valley Conservatorium need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The Clarence Valley Conservatorium conducts a number of ensembles for a wide variety of instruments and groups....

Gillwinga PubliC SChool DanCe Team

Gillwinga PubliC SChool DanCe Team

Grant Recipient : Gillwinga Public School Dance Team Number of Children: 35 Why does the Gillwinga Public School Dance Team need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Last year we began a Contemporary Indigenous dance team within our school. We involve non-indigenous and...

Keaan Van Venrooij

Keaan Van Venrooij

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected by Modern Pentathlon Australia as a member of their 2018 Youth Olympic Games Development Squad. I need to travel to Perth in May to represent Pentathlon NSW at the Western Australian State Championships in...

Andrea Thomson

Andrea Thomson

What have been your achievements so far? I joined Grafton Amateur Swimming Club in October 2015. My first carnival was December at Laurieton where I won 5 gold medals, all PBs, and Junior Girl Champion. I then continued competing in carnivals at Evens Head, Casino,...

Madeleine Vidler

Madeleine Vidler

What have been your achievements so far? I am 15 years old, I work at McDonald's Grafton after school and I have a passion for dance. I have been dancing since the age of three and I am always looking for ways to further develop my skills. I have the opportunity to...

Georgia Ensbey

Georgia Ensbey

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected by Modern Pentathlon Australia as a member of their 2018 Youth Olympic Games Development Squad. I will be traveling to Perth in May to represent Pentathlon NSW at the Western Australian State Championships...

Bella Teale

Bella Teale

What have been your achievements so far? I just competed at the NSW PSSA State Swimming Championships on April 5th and 6th where I got a Bronze in the junior girls 50m breaststroke. Now, I am off to the National which is held in Adelaide and I'm the only primary...

Woolgoolga Junior Boardriders Club

Woolgoolga Junior Boardriders Club

Grant Recipient : Woolgoolga Junior Boardriders Club Number of Children: 100+ Why does the Woolgoolga Junior Boardriders Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Safety is our foremost priority, and our audio system is crucial to our risk management strategy. Our audio...

South Grafton Public School Leadership Program

South Grafton Public School Leadership Program

Grant Recipient : South Grafton Public School Leadership Program Number of Children: 120 Why does the South Grafton Public School Leadership Program need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Gaining a McDonald's Junior Grant for our school and our Leadership Program would...

Jamie Plunkett

Jamie Plunkett

What have been Jamie's achievements so far? Jamie is a very special girl who has a number of medical conditions but all that said she dreams to be a para Olympian one day. She has been selected in the NSW 2017 Junior National Special Olympics Games recently. This is...

Kalani Ives

Kalani Ives

What have been your achievements so far? Recently, I was selected for the Far North Coast Surf Life Saving Interbranch Team! I was also selected to participate at the Sydney Institute of Sport. I attended the NSW State SLS Championships last week and placed 2nd in the...

Sophie Nolan

Sophie Nolan

What have been your achievements so far? I am 15 years old and started rowing August 2015 with the Coffs Coast Rowing Club. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? We are a small club with no clubhouse to store our boats and rowing gear, We are the...

Darcy Newell

Darcy Newell

What have been your achievements so far? I have been playing football (soccer) since the age of 4. As a goalkeeper I had represented North Coast Football at State level, NNSWF at National level, and NSW Country at National Futsal. Since 2015, I have played for...

Aspyn Keegan

Aspyn Keegan

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected in the Coffs harbour rep Basketball u/14 NJC div 1 team and the Coffs Harbour u/13 rep netball team for state titles this year in Sydney. I'm also competing in the state championships for sport aerobics as...

Bellingen Hockey Club

Bellingen Hockey Club

Grant Recipient : Bellingen Hockey Club Number of Children: 20 Why does the Bellingen Hockey Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We require funds to purchase Goalie gear for our U10s squad. This year we have 2 under 10s teams that will both require a set of Goalie...

Woolgoolga District Netball Association

Woolgoolga District Netball Association

Grant Recipient : Woolgoolga District Netball Association Number of Children: 140 Why does the Woolgoolga District Netball Association need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We are in our 11th year as a very small netball association, with about 140 junior members (aged 5...

Amelie Dugard

Amelie Dugard

What have been your achievements so far? I work hard at school and often win academic prizes. I am an aspiring surf life saving competitor. I was born prematurely and was a tiny baby but I have worked with determination to overcome personal barriers. I won a silver...

Update: Hannah Richardson

Update: Hannah Richardson

I survived my first week!!! So much happened to kick off my journey in Italy and it has already been extremely eventful!! I arrived in Milan, exhausted at 6am after 27 hours of travelling through busy airports and seemingly never ending flights. Luckily I had amazing...

South Grafton High School

South Grafton High School

Grant Recipient :  South Grafton High School Number of Children: 570 Why does the South Grafton High School need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We would love ongoing support for our PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) program. In what way can the McDonald’s Junior...

Shayla Waterson

Shayla Waterson

What have been your achievements so far? I have been invited down to Wodonga in July to attend the Flying Fruit Fly circus training project. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? The grant would help me travel down for this great opportunity to...

The Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod

The Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod

Grant Recipient :  The Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod Number of Children: Why does the The Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The McDonald’s grant program will allow the vocal committee to provide young singers and choirs the opportunity to perform...

Jacob Ford

Jacob Ford

What have been your achievements so far? I am in Year 11 at Coffs Harbour High School and have been awarded the school Sportsman of the Year for the last few years mainly because of my achievements in Squash. In the last twelve months my Squash career has taken me to...

Ella Rose, Ballet Dancer

Ella Rose, Ballet Dancer

What have been your achievements so far? Last September, I was selected and accepted into The Australian Ballet School's Interstate Training Program (ITP) for 2017, which is by audition only. I am one of only 100 children my age across Australia to be offered...

U12 Netball Squad

U12 Netball Squad

Grant Recipient : U12 Netball Squad Number of Children: 20 Why does the U12 Netball Squad need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The Coffs Harbour Netball Association's Representative Under 12's Squad consists of 20 girls.We are so excited and looking forward to the...

Amity Stevenson

Amity Stevenson

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...

Tyron Paxton

Tyron Paxton

What have been your achievements so far? I have extremely great sportsmanship and absolutely loves playing sports, I started playing cricket last year. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I would love to have my own sports gear, it will help me...

Connor Johnson

Connor Johnson

What have been your achievements so far? After my first season of cricket in 2015 and 2016, I received my team’s batting award and I was selected to participate in the North Coast Cricket Council Academy (NCCCA now known as the North Coast Darren Lehmann Cricket...

T.S. Vendetta

T.S. Vendetta

Grant Recipient : T.S Vendetta Number of Children: 15 Why does the T.S Vendetta need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? At the moment the members do not have shirts to wear for events. Being able to wear team shirts will give the Coffs Harbour Unit a sense of identity,...

Mia Craggs

Mia Craggs

What have been your achievements so far? Achieving a position in the Skills Acquisition Program has been an amazing opportunity and one step closer to achieving my dream of playing for the Matilda's one day. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program?...

Sawtell Boardriders Club

Sawtell Boardriders Club

Grant Recipient :  Sawtell Boardriders Club Number of Children: 50 Why does the Sawtell Boardriders Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The Grant will allow us to give extra support to our members by assisting in purchasing competition singlets, monthly and end of...

Nana Glen Cricket Club

Nana Glen Cricket Club

Grant Recipient : Nana Glen Cricket Club Number of Children: 20 Why does the Nana Glen Cricket Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We are restarting Juniors this season with a under 10's and 12's. We will use the money to buy new kit for the under 12's and whatever...

Harry Watts

Harry Watts

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected in the NSW 13’s Hockey team and will be traveling to Perth to compete in the National Titles. Gaining selection in the NSW 13’s Hockey team at the age of 12 has been my goal since the start of the year. I...

Matthew Dalton

Matthew Dalton

What have been your achievements so far? I was selected to participate in the U/15's North Coast Cricket Council Academy (NCCCA). The NCCC tour will take place from Saturday 21st January to Tuesday 24th January 2017. The tour will include matches against the Gold...

Grafton Touch Football Association

Grafton Touch Football Association

Grant Recipient : Grafton Touch Football Association Number of Children: 100 Why does the Grafton Touch Football Association need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We are endeavoring to provide playing shirts for all of our Under 12's players to wear during competition...

North’s Hockey Club Coffs Coast

North’s Hockey Club Coffs Coast

Grant Recipient : North's Hockey Club Coffs Coast Number of Children: 150 Why does the North's Hockey Club Coffs Coast need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? North's Hockey Club is well established, non-profit club playing in the Hockey Coffs Coast Association for the past...

Aidan Cahill

Aidan Cahill

What have been your achievements so far? I've been selected to represent the North Coastal Zone at the Kookaburra Cup, which takes place in Griffith NSW in January 2017. The Kookaburra Cup is an annual under-14 cricket competition played between the 8 country zones of...

Ethan Davidson

Ethan Davidson

What have been your achievements so far? I had just been selected to represent the North Coast Cricket Council (NCCC) Under 15's tour of the Gold Coast in January 2017. I've been playing cricket since I was 10 years old with the Macksville Junior Cricket Club (MESJCC)...

Jordan Hubbard

Jordan Hubbard

What have been your achievements so far? I competed in the seven year old section at a zone competition in Coffs Harbour on the 15th October and qualified to go on to State Championships in Sutherland,Sydney on the 12th November. If successful, I would then compete...

Tegan Austin

Tegan Austin

What have been your achievements so far? I am currently commencing Year 12 and for the Major Project in my Design and Technology subject. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I proposed to produce an easy-to-read History of Coffs Harbour...

Wooli Public School

Wooli Public School

Grant Recipient: Wooli Public School Number of Children : 51 Why does Wooli Public School need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? A grant would help provide two full year scholarships and an opportunity for scholarship beneficiaries to be part of "Strike up the Band", a...

Woolgoolga Little Athletics

Woolgoolga Little Athletics

Grant Recipient : Woolgoolga Little Athletics Number of Children: 70 Why does the Woolgoolga Little Athletics need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The grant would help the club in purchasing equipment needed for the kids to be able to train in divided age groups, and for...

Zachary: All-around Athlete

Zachary: All-around Athlete

What is your greatest achievement with your athletics so far? I am a member of the Coffs Little A's Club and has six club records including one Regional record and was Athlete of the Year in 2015. I have also competed in four State sports competitions this year...

Cheyenne Baker: Athlete

Cheyenne Baker: Athlete

What is your greatest achievement with your athletics so far? I have just gotten back from Sydney on the 18th of October where I competed at Homebush in the North Coast PSSA. It’s a state level competition. I competed in the 100 meter long jump and shot put. I placed...

Nambucca Little Athletics

Nambucca Little Athletics

Name of Club: Nambucca District Little Athletics Number of Children:  120+ Why does the Nambucca District Little Athletics need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Each year our club continues to grow and expand. In the past five years we have had more successful athletes...

Tiana

Tiana

Tell us about Tiana Tiana suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as a result of a congenital heart defect at birth. Her entire body is affected, she is unable to walk, talk, sit or eat without assistance. We feel Tiana is a valued part of our community and...

Naranga Public School’s Girls’ and Boys’ Softball Teams

Naranga Public School’s Girls’ and Boys’ Softball Teams

Grant Recipient: Naranga Public School's Girls and Boys Softball Teams Number of Children : 23 Why does the Naranga Public School's Girls and Boys Softball Teams need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Naranga Public School's Girls and Boys Softball Teams have made it...

Rosie

Rosie

What is your greatest achievement with your surfing so far? I am an eleven year old Sawtell surfer. I have been surfing since she was 6 and has recently had some extraordinary results. I competed in Sydney in the 2016 under 12's NSW state titles and achieved 4th...

Grafton Amateur Swimming Club

Grafton Amateur Swimming Club

Grant Recipient : Grafton Amateur Swimming Club Number of Children: 70+ Why does the Grafton Amateur Swimming Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? The club membership is growing. We now have over 70 members, 19 of them are aged 7 and are under Dolphin Swimmers and...

Taj: Australian Surfing Champion

Taj: Australian Surfing Champion

What is your greatest achievement with your surfing so far? After winning the under 16's High School division for State Titles at Port Macquarie this year, I have been selected to represent NSW for the Australian Surfing Titles at Philip Island, Victoria from November...

McDonald’s Junior Grant Recipients – October

McDonald’s Junior Grant Recipients – October

McDonald’s Junior Grant Recipients – October Grant Recipient: Big River Canoe Club - Grafton Number of Children: 30+ Why does the Big River Canoe Club need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Following the flood damage to the Nymboida Canoe Centre in 2013, the Big River...

How Can We Help You?

How Can We Help You?

How Can We Help You? McDonald’s has always nurtured a close tie with our customers and the things they value, such as sports. Through the years, we have remained involved in sports that our community loves because we believe that these are what reflect our values and...

Claudia

Claudia

What is your greatest achievement with your dancing so far? This year, I scored 98/100 in my level 10 Tap exam and gained a Distinction in the Advanced I Ballet exam, in half the recommended timeframe. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I have...

Equipment for Nambucca Heads Junior Rugby

Equipment for Nambucca Heads Junior Rugby

How many children are able to benefit from the McDonald’s Junior Grant? We have over 100 kids in our club who would benefit from the grant. Why did your club apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grant? For the kids. By being able to supply the kids with new and updated...

Mirrors for Coffs Harbour Physie and Dance Inc

Mirrors for Coffs Harbour Physie and Dance Inc

Why does Coffs Harbour Physie and Dance Inc. need the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Coffs Harbour Physie and Dance is a non-for-profit club, ran completely by volunteers. Our Club currently trains at a local public school hall, which has no mirrors. Mirrors are used for...

Wheelchairs for Northcott Disablity Services Mid North Coast

Wheelchairs for Northcott Disablity Services Mid North Coast

Tell us about your community support service? Northcott Disability Services currently helps over 600 people in the local area of Coffs Harbour and the Mid North Coast. How will the McDonald’s Junior Grant help your club? There are several children with disabilities...

Ryan uses Grant for Guitar Lessons

Ryan uses Grant for Guitar Lessons

What is your current talent that you would like the McDonald’s Junior Grants to you help with? I am currently on a double scholarship with the Grafton Music Conservatorium, due to strict rules I cannot apply next year. This leaves me without funds to pay for Guitar...

Belinda, age 12 CCP Australian Open

Belinda, age 12 CCP Australian Open

Congratulations to our McDonald's Junior Grant ReCipient Belinda on her reCent achievements in Karate Belinda competed in the CCP Australian Open in Sydney on the weekend with over 700 competitors making it the largest one day karate tournament held in Australia, she...

Tyler travelling to Perth for HoCkey

Tyler travelling to Perth for HoCkey

What have been your achievements so far? I have been selected in the NSW 13's Hockey team and will be travelling to Perth to compete in the National Titles. Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? The McDonald's Grant will assist with my travel...

US MOB ABORIGINAL DANCE GROUP

US MOB ABORIGINAL DANCE GROUP

The latest round of Grafton McDonald’s Junior Grant been of assistance to local Aboriginal dance group Us Mob Balun Ngahriga Aboriginal Corporation Us Mob has performing in the local and surrounding communities for the last five years, with regular performances at the...

Ben competing in 800m and high jump CIS state championships

Ben competing in 800m and high jump CIS state championships

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I recently was selected to play basketball in America to pursue my dream of playing college basketball which my parents had to fund and I have just been selected to travel to Sydney to represent North Coast...

Taybian NambuCCa Valley CriCket

Taybian NambuCCa Valley CriCket

What have been your achievements so far? I am playing cricket in my local Nambucca Valley area. I have just completed the North Coast Cricket Council Academy and now I will play in the local competition here and the try out for the inter district side. Why did you...

New Boards for Sawtell Nippers

New Boards for Sawtell Nippers

What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grant? Sawtell Nippers are needing to replace aging boards that the kids train with every Sunday morning plus a mid-week training. How will the Grant help you? The purpose of nippers is to develop the skills that the kids...

Kimberly, age 12, training for NSW basketball team selection

Kimberly, age 12, training for NSW basketball team selection

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I have been playing basketball since I was 7 years old , I has traveled all over NSW this year for the local representative team. Basketball can be an expensive sport, as my parents already pay for weekly...

Charlie competing at NSW Stage Age Swimming Championships

Charlie competing at NSW Stage Age Swimming Championships

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I have been swimming competitively for 5 years now at regional, state and national level. Living in Grafton, a regional NSW town far away from the major cities where the big meets are held, travel and...

NiCholas BMX State Titles

NiCholas BMX State Titles

How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? The Grant will be used for taking me to state titles and national titles to race BMX along with going to other open meetings. What have been best result so far? I recently competed at the NSW state titles held...

Dreaming of DanCing Solo

Dreaming of DanCing Solo

What dancing do you do? Ballet, Hip Hop and Tap Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I've been saving all my birthday money in a tin to pay for my dance costumes. I also help mum out around the house and save all my chore money to buy costumes...

Hamish, age 15 kiCking goals for the Swans at the SCG

Hamish, age 15 kiCking goals for the Swans at the SCG

What have been your achievements so far? Recently, I represented NSW in the U15's AFL State Team at the National Championships, held in Maroochydore. I’ve been travelled around NSW attending Club games and representative games and was just selected in the NSW U'15s...

Keeping the doors open at the Girl Guides Lodge

Keeping the doors open at the Girl Guides Lodge

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? The old electrical meter box for our Lodge does not meet current Australian standards. For safety reasons, restrictions have been placed on the use of the Lodge until these urgent repairs are carried out....

Bennett, age 11 fundraising night for his friend with cancer

Bennett, age 11 fundraising night for his friend with cancer

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? My project, Cure for Kane is a fundraising night to educate my school peers and wider community on Lymphoma. My friend Kane (aged 12) has recently been diagnosed with Stage IV Ananplastic Lymphoma. He is in...

Going for the National Championships

Going for the National Championships

Grant Recipient Coffs Harbour Suns U14 Men’s Basketball Team set themselves a goal of becoming the National Champions, held this September school holidays. It has been ten years since the last Coffs Harbour U14’s team has achieved this feat. Team coach Blake talks to...

Developing the Junior Tennis Stars of Tomorrow

Developing the Junior Tennis Stars of Tomorrow

Why did you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? Junction Hill Tennis Club have introduced an Evolution Series of tournaments which commenced in May and run until the end of the year. These tournaments have been designed to develop experience for the junior...

Jayda Training Her Heart Out Level 5 Gymnastics

Jayda Training Her Heart Out Level 5 Gymnastics

What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I am competing in level five for gymnastics and I train 4 times a week for three hours at a time. I have worked hard enough to be selected into level five it also means that we will have to travel further...

Trinity returning to Rep Basketball after broken leg

Trinity returning to Rep Basketball after broken leg

What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? Last year I broke my leg on 14th July. It was a very terrible time for my family as I had to go through lots of physio. I still require regular Physio due to how long it took to get my leg better. I was...

Competing in the International Sports Karate AssoCiation CirCuit

Competing in the International Sports Karate AssoCiation CirCuit

What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I compete on the International Sports Karate Association circuit, this involves 10 tournaments a year, most of these are in Sydney or Hunter Region. How will the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program help you? I...

Supporting local children with intellectual disabilities

Supporting local children with intellectual disabilities

Grant recipient North Coast Special Olympics tells us how the Grant supports local children with an intellectual disability achieve their personal bests. Tell us a bit about North Coast Special Olympics Special Olympics provides opportunities for people with an...

Supporting Local Children with Speech Development Issues

Supporting Local Children with Speech Development Issues

Grant recipient ValleyCAT tells us how McDonald’s supports local children with speech developmental issues in the Nambucca Valley. Tell us a bit about ValleyCAT ValleyCAT is a local community initiative set up to provide access to access to support in speech and...

Swimming their way to personal bests

Swimming their way to personal bests

Grant recipient Sawtell Swimming Club tells us how the Grant supports local children achieve their personal bests.  What made you contact McDonald’s initially for the Grant? At Sawtell Swim Club we encourage our kids to swim against their own times and achieve PB's....

Commonwealth Games hopeful Katie, aged 16

Commonwealth Games hopeful Katie, aged 16

 What achievements have you so far? Earlier this year 2016, I was chosen for the Junior NSW Athletics team that competed in Perth & Sydney. In Perth I ran in the 400m hurdles and finished a credible 9th placing in Australia. I then followed this up two weeks later...

Sharing their Culture through Dance

Sharing their Culture through Dance

What made you contact McDonald’s initially for the Grant? We have recently formed the dance troupe to encourage students to develop their confidence, team work and share their culture and stories through dance so they can encourage others to perform and develop their...

Hannah’s Year Long Exchange Program Italy

Hannah’s Year Long Exchange Program Italy

Grant recipient Katie tells us how the Grant is helping fund her year-long Youth Exchange to Italy. What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I have been accepted by Rotary to go on a year-long Youth Exchange to Italy in 2017. I’ve dreamed of going...

Ashleigh dreaming of playing hockey for Australia

Ashleigh dreaming of playing hockey for Australia

What made you apply for the McDonald’s Junior Grants Program? I have been selected in the NSW under 13's side for hockey and the Australian Championships is in Perth WA. Each player must pay their own training levy. I will also be needing to travel to Sydney to train...

AppliCations Now Open

If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, 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!