Both the boys and girls NSW teams have won the national Australian Made Foundation Cup for the second year in a row, after a series of playoffs that took place at the Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club in Victoria this week.
The awards were presented on-court at the Kooyong Classic today, by Australia’s Fed Cup Captain and Australian Made Summer of Tennis Ambassador Alicia Molik, and tennis greats Judy Dalton and Josh Frydenberg MP (Federal Member for Kooyong and Australia’s Federal Assistant Treasurer).
The winning teams:
- Tom Evans, Glossodia
- Connor Johnson, Razorback
- Jake Magill, Bogan Gate
- Flyn Schieb, Casino
- Grace Schumacher, Eglington
- Rhiannon McBlane, Tuncurry
- Maddison Morrissey, Casino
- Sophie Phillips, Cambewarra
The best and fairest awards also went to NSW, with Tom Evans receiving the John Fitzgerald medal and Grace Schumacher receiving the Judy Dalton medal.
Tom and Grace also received a $1000 cheque, presented by the Australian Made Campaign and the Fed Cup Foundation, to assist with their tennis development.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup gives children 13 and under from across rural and regional Australia the opportunity to participate in competitive tennis at the highest level.
The tournament forms part of the Australian Made Summer of Tennis, an initiative of the Australian Made Campaign.
Aussie tennis champion and Fed Cup Captain, Alicia Molik, is the face of the campaign.
Other Australian Made Summer of Tennis events include Breakfast with the Stars and Lunch with the Stars, presented by the Australian Made Campaign during the Apia International in Sydney and Australian Open in Melbourne.
“The Australian Made Summer of Tennis celebrates local talent – and Australia has a lot to be proud of,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
“We produce some of the best quality products in the world, and our home-grown athletes are no exception.”
To find out more visit www.australianmade.com.au.
Caption: L-R Tom Evans and Grace Schumacher