Monday 25 June 2011

Eight clubs under the AFLQ banner have been successful in gaining grants courtesy of the State Government Community Benefit Funds.

The grants were announced last week, bringing smiles from Townsville to Robina.

The Sherwood Football Club was granted almost $50,000 to upgrade the club switchboard and cabling in wake of the terrible floodwaters that inundated the club in January, while the Broadbeach seniors, Forest Lake juniors and Mayne Tigers each received just over $30,000 for various projects.

The successful applicants were:

Bribie Island Junior AFC – $17,977 to construct new coaches boxes

Broadbeach AFC – $31,816 to purchase gym and training equipment

Forest Lake Junior AFC – $31, 818 to construct a new canteen

Northern Beaches Lions AFC – $8476 to purchase training and safety equipment

Ormeau Jnr AFC – $3348 to purchase office and kitchen equipment

Robina AFC – $3209 for a solar project

Tigers AFC (Mayne) – $31,000 to purchase an out-front mower

Sherwood Football Club Ltd – $47,455 to upgrade switchboard and cabling

“In total that’s $175,100 in approvals, which is pretty good when the requests from across the whole not-for-profit sector are increasing quarterly,” said AFLQ Facilities and Infrastructure Manager David O’Leary.

O’Leary, who provides guidance to any AFLQ affiliate seeking funding for projects, has just finished helping 15 more clubs seeking funding under the Infrastructure Program grants.

The successful applicants are expected to be announced by the State Government in November.

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