Build­ing do­na­tion kicks a goal for women’s footy

South Western Times - - News - Kate Field­ing

Don­ny­brook Foot­ball Club is a step closer to hav­ing a women’s side in the South West Foot­ball League af­ter a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from a fam­ily-run Bun­bury busi­ness.

HTE Trans­port was asked to re­move two trans­portable build­ings due for de­mo­li­tion from a Pi­a­cen­tini & Son work site.

Owner Aaron Turner took one look at the build­ings and knew they could be put to good use and Pi­a­cen­tini’s agreed.

“I went and had a look and I thought I’d re­ally hate for this to get de­stroyed be­cause I re­ally think it’s got some sort of value to it,” Mr Turner said.

“And I just couldn’t re­ally part with it in terms of see­ing it go to waste.

“We thought that the best op­tion was to put it out there for some­body . . . if some­body had the right peo­ple or trades­peo­ple they could fix it up and make it some­thing for them.”

The busi­ness put a call out on so­cial me­dia and was in­stantly in­un­dated with responses.

The first build­ing went to a wor­thy youth group in Kirup and the sec­ond was de­liv­ered to the Don­ny­brook Foot­ball Club last week.

Pres­i­dent Peter Hear­man said the foot­ball club was grate­ful for the do­na­tion and it would be a big help as the club made moves for a women’s side.

“The footy club has got to try and put in a women’s footy side in so we need some more fa­cil­i­ties and so the of­fer came up, we took it up and we’re very grate­ful for it,” Mr Hear­man said.

“It will be a chang­e­room/ablu­tion block for the ladies . . . cur­rently the fa­cil­i­ties at Don­ny­brook prob­a­bly leave a lit­tle bit to be de­sired.”

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Don­ny­brook Foot­ball Club sports trainer Amy Martin­dale ac­cepts de­liv­ery of the gen­er­ous do­na­tion from HTE Trans­port.

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