Trevor Kirk and Pam Tindall pack up the Gympie Football Club.
Trevor Kirk and Pam Tindall pack up the Gympie Football Club. Craig Warhurst

Club's torture as flood waters threaten to destroy repairs

AFTER just moving back into their clubhouse and spending $50,000 on repairs Gympie Football braced for another major flood yesterday.

Gympie Football president Trevor Kirk said more water in the clubhouse was the last thing the organisation needed.

During the Australia Day weekend floodwater went to the roof of the clubhouse.

It has cost the club $50,000 to get back into the facility.

The club's biggest expense has been fixing electricals, which cost $12,700, painting $11,000 and plumbing, $6000.

"Painters have just finished putting the final touches on the ceiling," Kirk said.

"The security system was just re-installed on Friday."

He said the club had banded together well to evacuate the facility.

The decision to evacuate the clubhouse was made yesterday morning when the Bureau of Meteorology predicted a major flood of 18m.

Kirk said the club would bounce back from the setback but flooding had taken valuable resources from the organisation.

Money that could have been used to promote and foster the round ball game.

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