FRESH LOOK: Maryborough Softball club president Vicki Warren stands in front of the soon-to-be-upgraded club grounds.
FRESH LOOK: Maryborough Softball club president Vicki Warren stands in front of the soon-to-be-upgraded club grounds. Eliza Wheeler

More than $440k in grants for Fraser Coast sports clubs

FRASER Coast sports clubs have received more than $440,000 worth of grants to help improve facilities and training to get more people involved in the clubs.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders announced the windfall with a total of 15 clubs sharing in the bounty.

Among the big winners was the Wide Bay Motor Complex who received $100,000 to construct an off-road track and a further $7,450 to buy water barriers.

The Burrum Heads Bowls Club also received $100,000 to install retractable shade covers.

Maryborough Softball Association president Vicki Warren said the $57,240 received to build toilets and changing rooms would be priceless to the club.

"Once we have that up and running we can apply to run state championships," she said.

Mrs Warren said the club currently has enough diamonds to hold a state competition but no change sheds made things difficult.

The club also received $4,032 to provide umpire accreditation and buy protective equipment.

Mr Saunders said he would like to congratulate the clubs who had been successful.

"I want to thank the hard work the grant committees of the successful clubs and associations in achieving $446,877 for our electorate," he said.

Clubs which received funding to upgrade grounds:

  • Burrum Heads Bowls Club - $100,000

  • Doon Villa Football Club - $61.551

  • Maryborough Bowls Club - $38,086

  • Maryborough Softball Association - $57,240

  • Wide Bay Motor Complex - $100,000

Clubs which received funding for equipment and training:

  • Wide Bay Motor Complex - $7,450
  • Mungar and District Equine Enthusiasts Club - $7,409
  • Burrum District Miners Junior Rugby League Football Club - $6,840
  • Hervey Bay Archers - $7,494
  • Maryborough Softball Association - $4,032
  • Craignish Golf Club - $6,814
  • Riding for the Disabled Association Maryborough - $7,500
  • Maryborough and District Hockey Club - $7,150
  • Fraser Coast Volleyball Association - $7,500
  • Sporting Shooters Association - $7,500
  • Doon Villa Football Club - $7,080
  • Riding for the Disabled Association Hervey Bay - $7,500
  • Maryborough Active Riders Club - $5,439


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