News

Sporting clubs cash in on over $200,000 in council grants

CHRISTMAS has come early for Gladstone sporting clubs, with Gladstone Regional Council approving more than $200,000 in sport and recreation grants.

Gladstone Netball Association scored a goal in the 2013/14 round, receiving almost $77,000 under the Facility Assistance Grant Program.

The GNA will use the cash to help resurface five netball courts.

GNA secretary Kate Danby said the funding would work in favour of the 600 members of the association.

"It will improve the surface of the courts and make them safer for players," Ms Danby said.

"Rain over summer caused cracks in the surface of the court and made it difficult for us to play on," she said.

BITS Saints AFL Club and the Valleys Junior Rugby League are also set to benefit from council's $207,653 funding pool.

Valleys will use their $32,466 share to buy an equipment shed, while the BITS Saints will spend $27,244 on a boundary fence and an equipment shed.

The Wolves Soccer Club received the highest share of funding under the Club Development Grant Program, $1084, for training equipment.

The 1770 Sailing Club also received $974. This sum will help it purchase essential training gear.

This year the council allocated $212,500 toward the grants program.

Topics:  council grants, gladstone regional council, gladstone sport




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Toddler caught in mum, dad fight hits head

THE dad threw a pot plant at the front door and rode off on a bike.

Hammerhead shark so big it sinks fishermen's boat

Two fishermen had their boat upturned when a hammerhead shark they caught jumped into their small tinnie.

FISHERMEN caught up in scary ordeal at dusk.

'Can't afford it': Gladstone tradies in struggle for work

Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

Young Gladstone tradies need to find a job soon

Latest deals and offers

Bennett, Langer, Thurston and others talk Cam Smith

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Chanelle Ashanti's ute hit outside work

Chanelle Ashanti couldn't believe a big people mover crashed into her fluro ute this morning.

Chanelle Ashanti's ute hit outside work

Chanelle Ashanti's ute hit outside work

Chanelle Ashanti couldn't believe a big people mover crashed into her fluro ute this morning.

Chanelle Ashanti's ute hit outside work

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Gladstone's 10 cheapest houses for sale

ALL of the houses are selling for well under $200,000.