Club and bank link up to in­stall new sets of goals

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

FOOT­BALL: Play­ers will soon have access to safer game day equip­ment with the in­stal­la­tion of three new sets of goal posts at the In­ter­na­tional Club fields.

The dif­fer­ent sized posts will en­sure play­ers of all ages are well catered for, with fund­ing pro­vided by Queens­land Coun­try Credit Union’s Good for Good Com­mu­nity Grants to Stan­thorpe United.

United pres­i­dent Brian Wester­hout said the club is re­lieved it will be able to re­place the cur­rent goals, which have be­come dan­ger­ous.

“The goals have faced nor­mal wear and tear, com­bined with some dam­age ex­pe­ri­enced last sea­son,” he said.

“It’s so im­por­tant that we con­tinue to build strong, well sup­ported clubs to en­sure the long term sus­tain­abil­ity of foot­ball within the lo­cal area, and projects such as this, that ad­dress ar­eas of safety and the pro­vi­sion of ac­cred­ited equip­ment, go a long way.”

Wester­hout said the goals will likely be put in place for the start of the 2019 sea­son. An el­e­ment of QCCU’s Good for Good Com­mu­nity Grants in­volves the con­cept of pay­ing it for­ward, with grant recipients ex­pected to fundraise 10 per cent of their grant amount for Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties.

Queens­land Coun­try CEO Aileen Cull said her team was proud to give back to the com­mu­nity in a tan­gi­ble way.

“It was re­ally heart-warm­ing to see how much good is be­ing done at a grass-roots level in our com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

PHOTO: MATTHEW PUR­CELL

KICKING GOALS: Queens­land Coun­try Credit Union area man­ager Alan Cameron with Stan­thorpe United pres­i­dent Brian Wester­hout.

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