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Logan City Council and Brisbane Lions deliver sporting equipment to clubs

Published: 11 October 2016

Logan City Council and Brisbane Lions deliver sporting equipment to clubs

Christmas has come early for 20 junior sporting clubs in Logan with almost $20,000 in sporting equipment to be delivered to clubs across the city in the coming months.

The grants have been made possible through a partnership between the Logan City Council and the Brisbane Lions under the Logan Sports Development Program, which also provides up to $70,000 a year in travel assistance to Logan-based individuals and teams attending state, national and international competitions.

Councillor Steve Swenson, Chair of the Sports and Community Services Committee said the partnership had provided $450,000 in travel assistance to almost 800 applicants since 2012 and sporting equipment grants were becoming a regular part of the program.

“We are now providing two grant rounds a year – to provide support for junior summer and winter sports as well as maintaining the travel assistance grants,” he said.

“This is the third round of grants for equipment designed to support and encourage junior participation in a wide range of sports.

Greg Swann, CEO of the Brisbane Lions, said the Club was proud to be part of the Logan community.

“We see this program as a fantastic opportunity to help local sportspeople achieve their goals,” said Mr Swann.

“As a Club, we do thousands of hours of work in the community every year – it’s something at the heart of everything we do.”

To find out more about the various grants on offer, assistance, conditions and training courses go to Logan City Council’s website at:

www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/grants/sport-recreation-and-community-funding

The clubs receiving funding for sports equipment this round are:

* Greenbank Pony Club Inc
* Logan City BMX Academy Inc
* Jimboomba Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc
* Southern Steelers Sports
* Bethania Rams Soccer Club Inc
* The Scout Association Of Australia Queensland Branch Inc
* Springwood Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc
* Logan City Netball Association Inc
* Queensland Legends Sporting Club Inc
* Logan Lightning FC Inc.
* Waterford Rugby League Football Club Inc
* Loganholme Cricket Club Inc
* Brothers Rochedale Rugby League Football Club
* Rochedale Rovers FC Inc
* Daisy Hill Netball Club Inc
* Springwood Suns Cricket Club Incorporated
* Jimboomba Redbacks Australian Football Club Inc
* Jimboomba Cricket Association Inc.
* Teviot Downs Soccer Club Incorporated
* Springwood Districts Australian Football Club Inc