Wan­doan Wild­cats all cashed up after scor­ing sweet $5000

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THE Wan­doan Wild­cats Ju­nior Rugby League Club have been suc­cess­ful in win­ning the $5000 run­ner-up prize in the Sun­corp Cash Up Your Club com­pe­ti­tion.

The club’s 2016 trea­surer, Mandy Hay, sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion for the com­pe­ti­tion and it was a fan­tas­tic sur­prise when the club was an­nounced run­ner-up.

As part of the pro­mo­tion the club re­ceived a spe­cial visit from for­mer Bris­bane Bronco and Queens­lan­der, Corey Parker and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from QRL and Sun­corp last Wed­nes­day.

Corey took the time to meet and play with the ju­niors and signed any­thing from posters, to foot­ball cards, jer­seys and foot­ball boots. It was a great af­ter­noon with Corey fas­ci­nated by the strong club cul­ture in a small com­mu­nity and the com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion par­ents and vol­un­teers make to the de­vel­op­ment of grass roots rugby league.

He also ac­knowl­edged the dis­tances trav­elled by the club to at­tend train­ing and week­end games. Which was the main fo­cus of the ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mit­ted on be­half of the club to help al­le­vi­ate trav­el­ling costs.

A to­tal of 342 ju­nior clubs were nom­i­nated for the ma­jor prize of $10,000 and two run­ner-up prizes of $5000 each. En­trants listed their club and nom­i­nated what club projects the money would be used for. Given that there are only 439 ju­nior clubs in Queens­land, to say the re­sponse was strong doesn’t quite cover it.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

FOOTY HERO: Corey Parker with one of his young fans from the Wan­doan Wild­cats.

Corey Parker with the Wan­doan Wild­cats.

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