Jags scores extra funding
MR MILTON DICK
Federal Labor Candidate for the seat of Oxley
MR JIM CHALMERS
Federal Member for Rankin
Shadow Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Sport
Shadow Assistant Minister for Resources, Trade, Investment and Productivity
JINDALEE JAGUARS AFL CLUB KICKING GOALS UNDER LABOR
The centenary suburbs are set to receive a massive boost to vital local facilities, with a Shorten Labor Government today committing $350,000 towards lighting and building upgrades at the Jindalee Jaguars Australian Football Club, one of South East Queensland’s fastest growing clubs.
Federal Labor Candidate for the seat of Oxley Milton Dick said that Labor’s commitment would see improved participation for not only Jindalee, but also the wider centenary community.
“The Jindalee Jaguars are a standout club in our region and have more than doubled in size during the past 4 years. This commitment today will allow the club to continue to grow by playing more regular night games and providing a significant upgrade to the clubhouse to welcome new players”
“Labor and I are committed to grass roots community sport and this type of investment is crucial to making sure that we support our local clubs and volunteers so that they may continue to grow and provide opportunities for increased participation”
Jindalee Jaguars President Corey Sells welcomed the announcement and said that “This financial input will make a huge impact in delivering an environment that we can support young boys and girls in their transition to becoming outstanding men and women within the centenary suburbs”
“Our club has grown exponentially over the past 4 seasons and has placed quite a large pressure on our green space. This funding will assist the Jaguars in gaining lighting, field and facility upgrades which will allow us the opportunity to increase participation even further across the community via the ability to have more space and better infrastructure for our members and their families”
Shadow Minister for Sport and Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers was on hand for the announcement and said this was a perfect example of all levels of Government working together to provide great outcomes for local clubs.
“This funding, alongside contributions from Brisbane City Council and the State Labor Government will allow the club to complete the upgrades needed to their lighting and clubhouse facilities which means more participation for not only the Jindalee Jaguars, but also other community organisations such as the Jindalee Netball Club”
Established in 1971, the Jindalee Jaguars Australian Football club today has almost 300 junior players and is one of the few clubs to field girls teams in Under 11’s, 13’s, 15’s, 17’s and also a senior women’s team of which are all supported by the 58 volunteers who run and administer the club.
The Jaguars pride themselves on being an inclusive community organisation by providing support to local refugee families and other community organisations such as Little Athletics and Jindalee Netball Club.
The funding announced today will contribute towards
- Club house extensions to build a second level for a meeting room / conference room with large veranda for use by all community organisations
- Upgrading the current lighting of the Jindalee Jaguars field to allow more regular night games and increased participation