New soccer clubhouse - (L) Calim Evans, Ryan Palmer, Ethan Williams, Justin Burnham, Robert Bishop and Thomas Schulz. Hoping people will buy a brick to sponsor their new clubhouse.
New soccer clubhouse - (L) Calim Evans, Ryan Palmer, Ethan Williams, Justin Burnham, Robert Bishop and Thomas Schulz. Hoping people will buy a brick to sponsor their new clubhouse. Alistair Brightman

Hervey Bay FC needs funds

HERVEY Bay Football Club has raised some big funds to build a new club house at their Tavistock Street grounds – but they are still $18,000 short of the mark.

Justin Burnham, who is in charge of fundraising for the club, said that the club had already applied for and got approval from the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build the club house.

The club received $8772 from a community grants program and the generosity of Hervey Bay entrepreneur Con Souvlis supplied the club with another $10,000.

But with another $18,000 to raise, the club is asking the public to help them out. Members of the public can “buy a brick” to help the club reach their aim and build their club house.

The “bricks” will cost $100 each to buy. The person’s name will either be inscribed into the brick or, if the club house is made of something other than bricks, their name will be listed among others than contributed to building the club house on a plaque that will be erected at the club house.

Burnham said that a lot of young players will benefit from the endeavour, with more than 1000 young players signed up to football clubs in Hervey Bay.

Burnham said that building the club house would also help the club to stage bigger events.

While most Wide Bay football events are held in Maryborough or Gympie, Burnham said the new club house could change all that.

“We would have the facilities to host those tournaments,” he said.



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