The State Government has announced that further funding would be provided to the Slacks Creek Rugby League Club in support of a brand-new clubhouse.
Mick de Brenni, Minister for Sport outlined that the Queensland Footy Facilities Fund will deliver $300,000 towards the project that is already in partnership with the National Rugby League (NRL), Queensland Rugby League (QRL) and Logan City Council. Under this partnership, local clubs can apply for matching contributions to improve facilities and upgrade fields to provide safer playing surfaces.
“We know Lions players and supporters have been through some tough times over recent years culminating in the clubhouse recently being condemned. However, this announcement set’s them up for many seasons of success.” “Queenslanders are proud and passionate about their footy, and it all starts at the grassroots level”. said Mr de Brenni.
– Modern facilities
– Two (2) new change rooms
– Amenities (with disability access)
– New kitchen and office space
– First-aid room and referee’s room
Darren Power, Councilor of Division 10 of Logan City Council outlined there was a selection process for this process and was only made possible by the significant $1.1 million Council contribution.
“A quality clubhouse is just as valuable as having a quality field to play on.” “Council didn’t hesitate to invest in this facility because we know how much it means to the club”. “I can’t wait to come back and watch our up and coming local legends run out on to the paddock from their new clubhouse.” Mr Power said.
Rob Moore, Managing Director of QRL outlined how this was a great example of what the contribution can achieve.
“We are proud to work with the NRL and State Government to improve the quality of community rugby league facilities across Queensland”. “Slacks Creek Rugby League Club has been part of the local community for over 50 years and we are helping ensure it’ll be kicking goals for many years to come.” Mr Moore said.
Nathan Alexander, Slack Creek Club President outlined how the support received is overwhelming.
“We really didn’t know what to do when the clubhouse was slated demolition last year”. “It was in a real state of decay but we simply didn’t have the funds to pull off a major refurbishment”. “What everyone has done for our club is incredibly humbling and we can’t wait to welcome them all back when we christen the new place.”
Mr de Brenni acknowledges the vital role of grassroots sporting clubs.
“They connect the community and promote healthy lifestyles.” “What I want to see is more Queenslanders getting in and having a go.” Mr de Brenni said.
– April 2019 – Concept Design phase
– July 2019 – Building to be demolished
– January 2020 – New clubhouse built
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