SAMUEL GOVENDER STATE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SELECTION
It is always a pleasure to be able to present a NSW State Representative Award to people in the Swansea electorate. Last month I was delighted to attend Valentine Public School's end of term assembly to present Samuel Govender with a NSW State Representative Award, after he travelled to Tasmania earlier this year to compete in the National Cross Country Championships. After competing in the local cross country competition for Valentine Public School, Sam went on to become the Eastlakes Zone Champion and then the Hunter Regional Cross Country Champion. After competing at a State level, he earned a spot on the New South Wales State Cross Country team. Sam's hard work and dedication paid off, winning gold in the national road relays, and a bronze medal in the New South Wales team's overall performance. I congratulate Sam on his outstanding achievements and say a big thank you to all at Valentine Public School who helped with fundraising to get him to Tasmania.