Townsville Bulletin

Sporting clubs get cash lift

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LOCAL sporting clubs and community organisati­ons will share in more than $500,000 from the latest round of a state government grant.

Townsville MP Scott Stewart said there were 17 successful recipients for the newest Gambling Community Benefit Fund allocation­s.

“These grants deliver projects and services that really benefit our local community,” Mr Stewart said.

“This valuable funding will be used for projects such as new grandstand­s for the Estates Soccer Club, resurfacin­g tennis courts at North’s Tennis Club and purchasing a new motor vehicle for the North Queensland Sports Foundation.”

Thuringowa MP Aaron Harper said the Townsville Dragon Boat Club and the Western Suburbs Tennis Club had received funding.

Mundingbur­ra MP Les Walker said it was fantastic to see clubs in his electorate benefiting.

“I used to be a keen cyclist so it’s great to see my old club, the Townsville Cycling Club, receive a grant to install a solar system and also repair the roof at the club,” Mr Walker said.

The next round for grants will open on October 21.

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