Building donation kicks a goal for women’s footy
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.”
Donnybrook Football Club sports trainer Amy Martindale accepts delivery of the generous donation from HTE Transport.