We know sports clubs across Australia have been doing it tough and that’s why we boosted the St.George Footy Grants program in 2021, with $250,000, to help more people in more communities than ever before.
Working with our favourite teams, we’re proud to be helping thousands of clubs and communities keep their footy dreams alive.
Check out some of the 2021 Happy highlights below and stay tuned as we have some big opportunities coming in 2022 to help clubs just like yours.
The Carlton Seniors Rugby Club are in desperate need of canteen facilities so they can host home games for their dedicated fans. Their St.George Footy Grant will be used to purchase new freezers, friers and have merchant terminals for faster service.
The Cardiff Cobras have a proud history with passionate players and supporters, and they are home to one of the largest indigenous playing groups in the local community. Their St.George Footy Grant will assist in funding first-aid training courses for members and volunteers, so the club can continue to provide a safe playing environment for all.
The Eglinton Eels are dedicated to growing grassroots rugby league participation in their local area, and over the next three years their dream is to continue expanding the club and attracting more players to the game. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide funding to purchase new uniforms for new players joining the club.
The Greystanes Goannas are an Aussie Rules club based in the heartland of Rugby League and Football, and they are desperate to attract budding AFL footy players. The aim of the club is to develop young players and help them to dream big. Their St.George Footy Grant will assist in providing equipment and coaching resources to develop great players and great people.
The Mudgee Junior Rugby League has a great crew of dedicated volunteers who make the games happen week-in, week-out. However, due to the club's location, these guys spend hours trudging back and forth to help set up and pack down events. This Footy Grant will be used to purchase a golf cart to save their tired legs.
The Murrumbateman Eagles use their multi-purpose local show ground as their home ground. Due to the quality of the pitch, many opposition teams don’t want to play there, meaning the club loses the opportunity to host important games for the club and community. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide much needed maintenance funds to improve the playing surface.
The Pine Rivers Pumas just moved into their new clubhouse and wanted to kit out their new first aid room. Their St.George Footy Grant will help them fund new medical equipment and canteen appliances, to help them get ready for next season.
The Southern Bay Cyclones currently train next to a main road, but there’s no fence along the boundary, which means the kids must cross the road to chase after the balls. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide funding to help install a fence and keep their players safe.
The Victoria Point Sharks are addressing an issue which is not widely spoken about in the footy community; reducing breast damage for young women playing the game they love. Their St.George Footy Grant will help them buy breast protection vests for all their female players to wear in practice and matchday.
The Milton Ulladulla JRLC has been heavily affected by the bushfires and of course, COVID-19. Despite the challenges, they’re determined to help their club members enjoy the game they love and to grow their female participation. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide funding to purchase new uniforms for the junior girl’s teams, to build confidence and pride.
Carss Park Football Club plays at a ground used by various sporting groups, including their Special Needs Program and the local district referees. The current lighting on the ground makes it difficult to train on those dark winter nights. Their St.George Footy Grant will cover part of the funds to upgrade the flood lights and help maximize their training.
The Revesby Rovers are a small club with a focus on female soccer. The number of participants has grown in recent years, to now having 86 players. Their St.George Footy Grant will provide them with the essential coaching they need to reach their full potential.