The Gatton Redbacks have received a boost to continue kicking goals for local football players through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
The Gatton Redbacks Football Club received $12,000 to help with the cost of purchasing a new mower to maintain their grounds to the highest standard.
President Adam Halstead said the new mower would slash the time the club spends mowing their playing fields.
“The new mower will cut down our mowing hours, taking considerable pressure off our club’s volunteers,” Mr Halstead said.
“We’re a grassroots club and this funding will ensure we can continue to encourage local juniors to get involved, take to the field and develop sportsmanship and commitment.”
“It’s great to see our juniors continue with us into the senior competition, we’re creating an integrated junior and senior club.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the club on their success.
“The Gatton Redbacks Football Club works so hard to give our children a great start in sport and encourage locals to get active,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I am proud to be part of a government that supports the initiatives of community-minded groups like the Redbacks through this grant.”
“I thank the club for their continued commitment to the local community.”