It’s been a challenging season for local footy, but we’re proud to be working alongside our favourite teams to help the community through our St.George Footy Grants program for 2020. This year, we doubled our Footy Grants funding, to help more people, in more communities than ever before. From clubs to players, volunteers, referees, coaches and the broader football community, the grants will go a long way to helping thousands of people keep their footy dreams alive.
Logan City Saints Rugby Union Club is devoted to ensuring their players not only become great rugby people, but great role models within the community. Their St.George Footy Grant will bring the community together by funding the purchase of uniforms and equipment, making it more affordable for families in Logan to play rugby.
Frenchville Sports Club has been significantly affected by COVID-19, with no income to offset the costs for ongoing field maintenance. Their St.George Footy Grant will help equip the junior and senior teams with new uniforms and balls to help get them back on the paddock.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on The Lions Rugby, with cash reserves dangerously low they are struggling to pay for basic club necessities. Their St.George Footy Grant will fund rent, power, licences and insurance costs, helping them get back on their feet to revitalise their position for the upcoming rugby season.
The Blue Mountains Kangaroos JAFL Club are in need of new equipment, jerseys and a scoreboard for their home ground. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide them an opportunity to kick off their AFL season the right way.
The Tigers are committed to the safety and inclusivity of the boys and girls (aged 4 to 18) at Queanbeyan Junior Tigers AFL. Their St.George Footy Grant will help the club purchase first aid equipment and courses for volunteers to ensure all teams are fully equipped with adequate first aid.
Forbes Junior AFL and Auskick are dedicated to providing opportunities for kids in all junior age groups to play AFL. With an explicit focus on community development, their St.George Footy Grant will aid in growing the game, helping them achieve their goals to expand into a fully-fledged incorporated junior club.
Lisa Zamattia has two sons who are dedicated and passionate footy players. With COVID-19 largely impacting their family, their St.George Footy Grant will help buy her boys footy boots and protective wear to get them back on the field achieving their dreams.
The Cudgen Junior Rugby League Football Club lost their clubhouse to a devastating fire in May, along with decades of history and memorabilia. Their St.George Footy Grant will assist in rebuilding dressing sheds, giving their players the home ground they deserve.
Junee Diesels have struggled in recent years to pay off outstanding debts due to the lack of junior players coming through the club. With juniors in the hands of the clubs future, their St.George Footy Grant will be dedicated to growing the division and supporting their community goals.