Local sports clubs score Council funding for infrastructure upgrades

Date published: 6 August 2018

Townsville City Council has provided $104,000 in grants to local sporting clubs to upgrade critical infrastructure.

Mayor Jenny Hill said she was proud to deliver the Sporting Club Infrastructure Grant program to boost local grass roots sports in the city.

“This was an election commitment I gave to the Townsville community and my team of councillors have delivered,” Cr Hill said.

“Sporting clubs from Little Athletics to Dragon Boat Racing have received a boost with this important funding.

“Local sporting clubs play a crucial role in our local community and that’s why it’s so important to help support them with the cost of infrastructure upgrades.”

The Club Infrastructure Grant recipients are:

  • Townsville Central Little Athletics
  • Townsville Cricket Incorporated
  • Townsville Sailing Club Inc
  • Townsville Marksmen Rifle Club Inc
  • North Queensland Football Limited
  • Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club Inc
  • Queensland Police – Citizens Youth Welfare Association – Castle Hill PCYC
  • Teachers West Rugby Union Football Club Inc
  • South Townsville Bowls Club Inc
  • NQ Phoenix Dragon Boat Club Inc
  • Brothers TSV Football Club
  • Townsville Kennel Association Inc
  • Townsville Hockey Association

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Councillor Colleen Doyle said these grants allowed clubs to focus on developing sport within the community.

“These clubs provide great sporting programs to promote social inclusion and connect community members around Townsville,” Cr Doyle said.

Cr Doyle said this type of funding greatly helps clubs focus on core priorities.

“Having being involved with clubs for decades I know receiving grants enables a club to develop and run effectively to provide benefits to its members and greater community,” Cr Doyle said.

“We want our local clubs to focus on growing their game.”