NEW HOPE: Brothers lads, Jesse Ingham, Patrick Graham, Ashyton Lindeberg, Jack Moore and Alex Adams, all 15, in front of the clubs new storage shed.
NEW HOPE: Brothers lads, Jesse Ingham, Patrick Graham, Ashyton Lindeberg, Jack Moore and Alex Adams, all 15, in front of the clubs new storage shed. Paul Braven

Brothers JRL club has cash lifesaver

PAST Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club has had the perfect start to the football season with a $100,700 injection.

Following a difficult year last year, with the money disappearing and the board being dissolved, they are looking forward to leaving the troubles behind them.

The injection won't have ASADA worried with the money going towards a new storage shed, fencing around the ground, new irrigation and, most importantly, education.

The sponsorship reflects the new-found strength of the club and promising future rugby league has in the region.

Vice-president and grants co-ordinator Tony Leeson said the club's success stemmed from the hard work of volunteers.

"Everyone loves rugby league, but it also takes a lot of hard work to run a club," he said.

"We are very lucky to have been given this support to offer the kids the best experience possible."

He said they had turned a new leaf after last year.

"We are using $6700 to train the coaches so the teams can get as the most of out or their season," he said.

"We will also be spending money on making sure the board is trained so we can govern properly."

The club was voted the Club Champions for Gladstone District Rugby League in 2014, so if they can manage that with poor governance imagine the possibilities with good leadership.

Brothers JRLFC new injection:

  • $35,000 on a new shed for storage of field equipment
  • $35,000 on a new safety fencing around the grounds
  • $24,000 irrigation of field three
  • $6700 for coaching development


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