Bright future for Roosters

Griffith Moorooka Roosters are getting an upgrade.

The Griffith Moorooka Roosters club has become a hub of activity, with plenty of work underway to help upgrade its facilities.

The Roosters received a $100,000 grant from the Queensland government, as part of its ‘Get in the Game – Get Playing’ program, to upgrade the lighting of their ground.

Carl Judge, state member for Yeerongpilly, said the grants were in place to help clubs like the Roosters.

“Improvements like this are an important way to help support grassroots sporting clubs,” Judge said.

“We want to encourage kids to play sport because it helps them develop life skills.”

As well as improved lighting, the Roosters are currently upgrading their irrigation system, with the help of Brisbane City Council funding.

Councillor for Moorooka Ward, Steve Griffiths, said helping to keep sports clubs in the best condition was crucial for the local community.

“This will attract more members for the club and it has a really positive impact on the local area,” Griffiths said.

The irrigation work is expected to take up to three months to complete.

The Roosters will be based at Griffith University, Nathan campus, until the upgrades are complete.

Griffith Moorooka were one of a number of clubs to receive grants under the state governments ‘Get in the Game – Get Playing’ program.

For more information about the program, visit the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website.

Aside from the Roosters, the following clubs received grants for upgrades.

Warwick Redbacks (Darling Downs) clubhouse construction – $100,000
Mackay AFL Harrup Park oval #2 lighting – $100,000
Aspley Hornets (Brisbane North) Brendale oval #2 lighting – $100,000
Victoria Point Sharks (Brisbane South East) State High School field lighting – $100,000

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