LNP Candidate for Fisher Mal Brough today announced that a Coalition Government would deliver $25,000 to Kawana Soccer Club to upgrade their playing field and fund drainage works which would help ensure kids get to play more football more regularly.
Due to the constant wet weather, the Kawana fields at Stocklands Western Precinct, Milieu Place, have been unplayable due to drainage issues and children have been missing training and games over the season.
Mr Brough said the funding would help avoid game cancellations.
“Children’s sport is so important to area and this situation at Kawana that’s seen up to a third of junior matches cancelled this season because the fields can’t handle the wet weather can’t continue,” Mr Brough said.
“I’m therefore very pleased to be able to help ensure more boys and girls get to play more games if the Coalition is elected.”
Brad Lloyd, President of Kawana Soccer Club said the money would be an enormous help.
“It will allow us to start making improvements to our fields by commencing urgent work on drainage,” he said.
“This will ensure the fields dry out more quickly and means that the need for repair work over the course of the season is minimal.”
Mr Lloyd said many teams from Under 6 to Under 11 had missed as much as a third of their games and weekly training.
“This upgrade to the fields will alleviate the problem by allowing the fields to drain quickly and efficiently. It will give the kids a chance to play sport week in, week out — which is the main objective of our community organisation.
“The senior teams have been relocated to the number three field which has adversely affected canteen and bar takings and severely impacted on the club’s financial viability.”
Kawana Soccer club was established in 1979 and has since been an integral part of Sunshine Coast Football.
Kawana SC is a strongly supported grassroots community club and has 300 players with 25 teams from Under 6 through to Premier Men, Premier Women and Over 35s. Teams compete in all areas of the competition including Small Sided Football, Juniors and Senior Men and Women.
“They have a tireless group of volunteers who work together for the betterment of their club,” said Mr Brough.
“Which makes it all the more pleasing to be able to make this announcement.”