Brothers upsize their HQ
Published: 19 April 2017
Logan Brothers are winners after securing two key government grants.
The club has been given $300,000 to build a multipurpose facility that includes a gymnasium, office space, storage and time keepers shed.
Councillors Russell Lutton and Jon Raven have each allocated $100,000 in Divisional Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Program funding towards the project.
The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing has also contributed $100,000 through the Get in the Game Places and Spaces Program.
Logan Brothers will chip in the remaining $42,000 for the project.
“Sport brings Logan together and nothing unites the community more than kids having fun,” Cr Jon Raven said.
“Brothers is so much more than a football club, it brings families together to enjoy themselves and they deserve to have great facilities.”
Councillor Russell Lutton said Brothers was recognised as one of the best clubs in the country for producing junior rugby league talent and needed a training base that supported that reputation.
“Brothers have made a huge contribution to the social and sporting life of Logan,” Cr Lutton said.
“This facility will provide the club and the community with a state of the art venue for many years to come.
“I’d like to thank the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, Brothers and Councillor Raven for contributing to this worthwhile project.”
Construction is expected to begin at the end of the 2017 rugby league season.
Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the $100,000 in Palaszczuk Government funding from the Get in the Game Places and Spaces program was on top of a $5950 grant for the club to conduct coaching courses as part of the Get Going Clubs program.
“I’m over the moon the mighty Logan Brothers is receiving vital and well-deserved funding from governments on both a local and state level,” Mr Dick said.
“This money will go far in supporting a fantastic club that is kicking goals for the community, including some of the most important people in Logan – our kids.”
Logan Brothers’ under-10 team will represent Queensland in the Junior State of Origin against NSW’s Toongabbie Tigers at halftime of Origin I at Suncorp Stadium on May 31.