Monday 14 February 2011

Quest Community Newspapers, a valuable ally of AFL Queensland, has introduced the Kick-Start initiative to help grass roots sporting clubs get back onto their feet in the wake of the Greater Brisbane region’s floods.

 The newspaper group is planning club events and handovers to get help where needed.  In some cases, Quest will pick a date were they go in with community volunteers on a working bee.

 Basic playing gear is needed at many clubs but the list ranges from furniture and whitegoods to greenkeeping equipment and first aid kits.

 Quest is calling for pledges of support and or donations of equipment,

 All those who help out in some way will be included in an Honour Roll in coming editions of the paper.

 Willing volunteers or those who can make pledges should see

 Some of the AFL clubs requiring assistance include:

 Yeronga AFC: Ceramic tiles, tiling and vinyl floor laying, grill plate and deep fryer, commercial coffee machine, cash register, footy boots, food warmer, freezer, commercial fridge, microwave, first aid kits, strapping tape, portable marquees, kitchen implements. Ph junior president Michael Chessells on 0419 772 022.

Pine Rivers Swans AFC: New canteen, club furniture, training equipment such as a range of footballs, cones, training bibs, coaches boards and whistles. Ph: Lisa Davis on 0409 633 887.

Western Magpies AFC: Gym equipment including exercise bikes, machines and free weights, bumps bags, footballs, training bibs, skipping ropes and whiteboards. Ph Peter McLennan on 0418 686 034.

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