Bakers Creek AFL Club is just one of the local organisations to benefit from Glencore's second round of funding.
Bakers Creek AFL Club is just one of the local organisations to benefit from Glencore's second round of funding.

CQ groups share in $150k to strengthen local sporting clubs

NOT-for-profit organisations across regional Queensland are set to benefit from close to $150,000 in collective funding as part of Glencore's Junior Sports Development Program (JSDP) and General Grants.

Twenty-four junior sporting clubs have received JSDP grants of up to $7500 each, while 12 not-for-profit community groups have received general grants of up to $2500.

Central Highlands Junior Rugby Union Association, Clermont Pony Club, Rolleston Cricket Club, Springsure Community Kindergarten, Nebo Pony Club and Taroom Golf Club are just some of the Central Queensland groups to receive funding as part of this round.

The grants fund projects aimed to enhance the sustainability and strength of organisations in the areas around Glencore's coal operations.

Glencore's Community Relations Manager, Craig Strudwick, said in a challenging year, community groups and sporting clubs continue to bring people together and lift spirits.

"Locally based and locally managed organisations, whether it be a neighbourhood centre or a junior football club, are the heart and soul of our regional communities," he said.

"Our JSDP and General Grants are a way for us to support a range of dynamic grassroots organisations with funding for projects that will strengthen them and increase their capacity to support our communities long-term."

Bakers Creek AFL Club in the Mackay Region of Queensland was just one of the local organisations to benefit from Glencore's second round of grants.

The sporting club, which was closest to Glencore's Hail Creek Coal operation, received a JSDP grant worth $7,500.

Club Registrar, Jeanne Ronald, said Glencore's funding would allow the club to train volunteers to become accredited coaches, trainers and umpires for their junior teams.

"Each team within the AFL Mackay competition is required to have an accredited coach and sports trainer as well as field and goal umpires at our home games," Jeanne said.

"Thanks to Glencore, we can ensure our members have the right skills to support our junior players, not just for next season but for our future competitions as well."

The next round of grants will open in 2021.

JSDP grant recipients:

  • $7500 for training clinics at Bakers Creek Australian Football Club;
  • $5000 for a new security system for Bowen Seagulls Junior Rugby League;
  • $1672 for professional development and coach accreditation at Central Highlands Junior Rugby Union Association;
  • $7500 for Clermont Pony Club to develop a cross-country course;
  • $5607.83 for training equipment for Nebo Pony Club;
  • $6319.50 for a cricket pitch upgrade at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School;
  • $2937.90 for a Juniors Development Program at Pioneer Valley Golf Club;
  • $7500 for cricket nets and lighting at Rolleston Cricket Club;
  • $6392.74 for an obstacle course at Springsure Community Kindergarten;
  • $7456 to relay the synthetic cricket pitch and net at Springsure State School;
  • $7329.85 for upgraded equipment at Taroom and District Pony Club;
  • $3267 for new equipment at Taroom Golf Club Inc;
  • $7500 to upgrade the multipurpose court and develop a new athletics event at Wandoan State School;
  • $7492.60 for a Fit4Life program at Cessnock PCYC;
  • $2478.90 for a pie oven at Denman Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Football
  • Club;
  • $1520.50 for sporting equipment for the Singleton Girl Guides Association;
  • $3490 for junior uniforms and equipment for Gulgong Bowling Club;
  • $7280 for upgraded crickets nets and training facilities at Mudgee District Junior Cricket Association;
  • $1350 to repair Mudgee Little Athletics Club's high jump mats;
  • $2500 for a junior development program at Mulbring Cricket Club;
  • $3500 for Muswellbrook Netball Association to host a junior carnival;
  • $7500 for new sports equipment at Singleton PCYC;
  • $5213 for umpire equipment and court modification for Singleton Netball Association;
  • and
  • $600 for obstacle equipment for Hunter Valley View Working Equitation Club.

General grant recipients:

  • $1911.60 for a learning tree for the Singleton branch of Sunnyfield;
  • $2475 for a seating stand for Upper Hunter Show Incorporated;
  • $2500 for interactive learning at Cessnock Multipurpose Children's Centre;
  • $2500 for an automated external defibrillator at Police Citizen Youth Clubs NSW;
  • $2500 for memorial ANZAC gates and gardens at Millfield public school;
  • $2500 for COVID Personal Protection Equipment at Kanandah Retirement in Mudgee;
  • $2500 for operation lighting at Greta Rural Fire Brigade;
  • $2500 for scoreboard audio connection for Singleton Australian Football Club;
  • $2500 for a school mural at Gulgong High School;
  • $2197.90 for internet connection and equipment for Singleton Town Band;
  • $2500 for a Garden Club, shade shelter and seating at Rotary Club of Singleton; and
  • $2500 for portable cattle panels for the Central Tablelands Branch ASH.

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