Spon­sored cage for club

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The Rock­ing­ham Swimming Club’s younger squads will have a safe space to store their equip­ment thanks to the spon­sor­ship of a cage from Rock­ing­ham and Warn­bro MLAs Mark McGowan and Paul Pa­palia.

Club pres­i­dent Grant Beste said the cage saved about 40 squad mem­bers, aged 11 to 14, from hav­ing to take their swim equip­ment bag to school and then to train­ing.

“Many of these kids get to train­ing from school via public trans­port, so the abil­ity to travel with less equip­ment helps the kids man­age so much bet­ter and get to train­ing less stressed,” he said.

“We, like many sport­ing clubs in the area, are a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that raises money through a num­ber of fundrais­ing en­deav­ours.

“Fundrais­ing al­lows us to con­tinue to buy up­dated equip­ment used to keep the kids in the pool and also to help the kids of the Rock­ing­ham com­mu­nity reach their po­ten­tial. The cage rep­re­sents ac­tive sup­port from two of our com­mu­nity lead­ers and par­ents will be suit­ably im­pressed to see we have this form of sup­port.”

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