Super Rugby


12/12/2018

Queensland Rugby clubs receive Government funding


Four Queensland Rugby clubs have received more than $800,000 from the Federal Government to upgrade fields and lighting.

The funding was made possible by the Government’s Sporting Infrastructure Grants and was announced on Wednesday by Federal Sports Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie.

The clubs who received the grants were:

• Brothers Rugby Club, Brisbane: $500,000 for new playing surfaces, lights and seating
• Caloundra Rugby Union Club: $36,900 to upgrade two playing fields
• Maroochydore Rugby Union Club: $157,400 to build new female change rooms and security lighting
• Souths Rugby Club, Brisbane: $122,161 for new lights and irrigation on the club’s second field.

Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) interim CEO David Hanham said the funding would help the clubs to attract new players to the game and create safer facilities for existing players.
 
“Congratulations to the clubs for the hard work involved in securing these funds,” Hanham said.

“It is encouraging to see both Federal and State Governments recognising the work our clubs do in promoting participation in rugby and engaging with their communities.”

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