Central Highlands Junior Rugby League gave a united thumbs up for the $10,000 grant from Holden that will allow them to purchase new uniforms, first aid equipment and portable shade structures.Central Highlands Junior Rugby League will proudly take the field this year sporting brand-spanking new uniforms which will be purchased through acommunity-based grant program.
Central Highland League presidentAndrew Finlay said the grant will be put to good use for the expanding league which includes theBlackwater Crushers, Clermont Bears, Dysart Bulls, Emerald Brothers, Emerald Tigers, Gemfields Giants, Middlemount Panthers, Peak Downs Pirates and the Springsure Mountain Men.
“This is such an exciting year for us as it’s the first time in the league’s history that we have a girls’ under-14competition set to go along with the girls under-16competition which started last year,” Mr Finlay said.
“Attendance levels are also rapidly increasing which is really encouraging,” he said.
The $10,000 grant which we received through Holden’sHome Ground Advantageprogramwill also fund much-needed first aid equipment and portable shade structures which will travel across the state with players who regularly drive up to four hours to attend training sessions and games.
Holden Emerald’sSteve Schofield said he was delighted to be presenting the league with this grant and supporting the local community.
“Sport has such a positive impact on the lives of these young players and is teaching them valuable skills they’ll carry into the future,” Mr Schofield said.
“It’s great to be able to provide a financial boost so they can continue playing their favourite sport,” he said.
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