Gympie AFC Opens It’s New Doors

After a number of flood set backs, Gympie AFC finally has a new club house to call its own.

Gympie AFC has new facilities to call home after a long renovation process.

The club officially opened the doors to the new clubhouse, change rooms and amenities block on June 2 with a number of supporters on hand to test them out.  

State Member for Gympie David Gibson was given the honour of opening the new facilities with festivities continuing after the Gympie seniors match and into the early evening.

In 2011, the Queensland floods left Gympie AFC with water over their clubhouse roof and their change room facilities unusable.

Earlier this year the club was also flooded twice in seven days damaging a majority of their equipment.

With a bill in excess of $200 000 facing them, they set about finding any available funding and grants with which to rebuild.

In his opening address, Mr Gibson acknowledged that these works could not have taken place without funding.

He commented on the incredible work that Gympie AFC and AFL Queensland had done to consolidate the required funding from a number of different organisations.  

It has been a long and difficult road for the regional club that can now celebrate the easier times ahead in their new clubhouse.

Funding for the project was provided by AFL Queensland, A Queensland Government Flood Fightback Grant, RACQ, the Queensland Regional Adjustment Act, Skills Alliance and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DWEER).  

Gympie AFC and AFL Sunshine Coast would like to acknowledge and thank these partners for their contribution to the completion of the new facilities.

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