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GOULBURN athlete Breanna Reid (pictured) has accepted her first individual scholarship with the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Essential Energy Program in 2012.
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The 14-year-old competes in sprint events for the Burley Griffin and Illawarra Canoe Clubs. She began the year well in January at the NSW Sprint Championships at Penrith, taking silver in the K1 1000m, K1 500m and K1 200m events for the 14-years-age group.

At the beginning of March she competed in the Oceania Championships at Penrith, where she placed eighth in the K1 200m and sixth in the K1 500m events in the under 16s division.

Breanna rounded out her season at the end of March when she paddled at the Australian Sprint Racing Championships in Penrith. Competing in the under 14s division, she took silver in the K1 2500m, bronze in the K1 1000m and fourth in both the K1 500m and K1 200m events.

There are 20 athletes from across the south east region of NSW that have received scholarships in this year’s Essential Energy Program. The program provides all scholarship holders with access to education, strength and conditioning, and sports science as well as direct funding to support them in achieving excellence in their chosen sport.

“Essential Energy is delighted to partner with SERAS again in 2012,” Regional general manager Phillip Green said.

“We’re pleased to continue our support of this important regional development program and through it, local communities in the south east.”

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