Nine sporting clubs from across the North Lakes and surrounding regions have benefited from a total of $60,000 in community grants announced by North Lakes Sports Club today.
The inaugural funding from the North Lakes Sports Club’s Sporting Development Fund saw grants awarded to The Lakes Football Club, North Lakes Mustangs Soccer, North Lakes Leopards Junior Rugby Union, North Lakes District Kangaroos Rugby League, North Lakes Blues Netball, Lakers Softball, North Lakes Eels Junior Australian Football, Redcliffe Tigers Australian Football and Pine Rivers Boars.
CSC Group Sport & Community Manager, Tony Clarke said an estimated 2,200 local sports people would benefit from the funding, including 191 registered sporting teams across the nine winter-season sporting clubs.
“Although the North Lakes Sports Club is yet to open its doors to the public, this grant is evidence of our commitment to providing for sport and community groups across the North Lakes region,” Mr Clarke said.
“The early establishment of these local partnerships by North Lakes Sports Club is the first step in replicating the award-winning community support program already provided by CSC Group to the Caboolture region.
“We have identified the Moreton Bay Regional Council Divisions 4 & 7 as the areas to be covered by our North Lakes community support programs, which includes the areas of North Lakes, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, Kallangur, Dakabin and Deception Bay.
“This now means that the reach of CSC Group’s community support programs will extend across six of the twelve Moreton Bay Council Divisions.
“This initial round of funding was specific to sporting groups operating during the winter season, with opportunities for summer season funding opening in May.”
The $60,000 funding grant included cash support to the nine local sporting clubs as well as funding to assist with the fit out of the soon to be completed Kinsellas Sports Complex Clubhouse.
One of the club to receive funding was North Lakes Mustangs Soccer, who has just signed up over 550 players for their 2017 season.
Mustangs President, Chris McMahon said the funding had already had a major impact on the club’s programs.
“In 2015, we ran an inclusive sport program as an off-shoot to the Brisbane Football Paralympic Program (BFPP), but due to lack of funding and suitable staff we weren’t able to continue it in 2016,” Mr McMahon said.
“Now, thanks to funding from North Lakes Sports Club, we have been able to immediately restart our inclusive sport program and have secured BFPP’s founder Jay Larkins to deliver the program.
For more information on our community support programs and to register for updates, visit our community page.