A big hand for footy club’s new clock

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

FOOTY fans and play­ers have wel­comed a pre-sea­son gift with the Port Dou­glas Crocs AFL Club re­ceiv­ing funds to in­stall a new elec­tronic score­board.

Club vice-pres­i­dent Chris Bradsworth said the score­board, worth al­most $12,000, was ex­pected to be ready for the Crocs’ first home game at the Port Dou­glas Sport­ing Com­plex on April 9.

“The old score­board is fairly worn, and hav­ing a clock that ac­tu­ally works will be sen­sa­tional,” he said. “It’ll mean more of our vol­un­teers can be put to bet­ter use at the club, which will help us to grow.”

It comes just weeks af­ter rugby club the Port Dou­glas Reef Raiders se­cured a $5800 grant for a much-needed new score­board.

Fund­ing for both score­boards was se­cured through the govern­ment’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram.

Le­ich­hardt MP War­ren Entsch, pres­i­dent of Port Dou­glas AFL Greg Ni­chol­son and board mem­ber Chris Bradsworth.

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