Bid team securing future of game

THE CQ NRL Bid has extended another helping hand to the flood-affected Central Highlands community with the donation of $2500 to the Gemfields Giants Junior Rugby League Club.

The Gemfields grant follows a $10,000 donation to Emerald rugby league clubs at McIndoe Oval earlier this month to assist sporting groups recover from natural disaster.

Grants up to $5000 were also allocated to a number of Rockhampton junior rugby league clubs.

CQ Bid spokesperson Walson Carlos said the Gemfields and Emerald clubs were chosen after consultation with Queensland Rugby League as to those most in need.

“These sorts of clubs don’t run on big budgets so when something major does happen it’s often hard for them to get back on their feet,” he said.

“They (QRL) told us the Gemfields took a bit of battering early on so these funds will hopefully go someway to help keep the grass-roots footy going.”

He said the Gemfields club will have not have to fulfil any conditions in how the funds are spent.

“We did look at that, but when we talked with the clubs we just thought it would be easier if we let them decide where they wanted it to go,” Carlos added.

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