Clubs benefit from flood funding

FOURTEEN sports clubs in Gympie will share $302,281 in Queensland Government funding to assist with flooding and storm damage from earlier this year.

Member for Gympie David Gibson said the clubs would receive the funding under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.

Approved sporting includes:

  • Cooloola BMX Club - $22,103 to repair damaged tracks and facilities.
  • Cooloola Coast Kart Club Inc - $19,900 to repair damaged safety traps, pits, car park area, walkways and shade shelters.
  • Football Gympie Inc - $11,764 to repair their clubhouse and replace equipment.
  • Gympie Field Archers Association Inc - $19,000 to repair damaged archery range and access road
  • Gympie Horse and Rodeo Association Inc - $25,000 to repair damaged arena, office, fencing, access roads, and cattle yards to support equestrian sports at Gympie
  • Gympie Junior Cricket Association Inc - $24,750 to repair damaged club facilities and replace equipment.
  • Gympie Touch Association Inc - $20,129 to repair playing fields.
  • Kandanga Tennis Club Incorporated - $22,260 to repair damaged court entrance and subsoil drainage to support tennis at Kandanga.
  • Kia Ora and Districts Pony Club Inc - $25,000 to replace damaged arena fence and equipment to support pony club at Kia Ora.
  • Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Tin Can Bay Branch Inc - $23,575 to replace damaged fencing, safety signage and targets and repair damaged earth traps to support shooting at Amamoor.
  • One Mile Sports Association Inc - $21,300 to repair damaged fields, electrical wiring and gas lines to support football, cricket and baseball at Gympie.
  • Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Tin Can Bay Branch Inc - $21,000 to repair damaged butt stop (bullet collector) to support shooting at Tin Can Bay.
  • Noosa A.H & I Society - $21,500 to repair the damaged arena and drainage system.
  • Pomona-Cooran Amateur Rugby League Football Club Inc - $25,000 to replace damaged sporting equipment and repair damaged club facilities.

Continued assistance to communities will come in the form of a new $16million Get in the Game initiative.

The initiative aims to provide better equipment and facilities, and help give young people an opportunity to play sport when they might not otherwise be able to afford to participate.

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