FORTY-EIGHT Sunshine Coast sporting organisations will share in more than $895,000 to help maintain their sporting fields and keep them in tip-top shape.
Local sporting clubs to secure the specialist funding include Bli Bli Little Athletics Centre Inc.,
Bli Bli United Football Club Inc., Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League Club Inc., Coolum Cricket Club Inc., Coolum Football Club Inc., Coolum Touch Association Inc., North Shore Multisports Association, and North Shore Soccer Club Inc.
Bli Bli United Football Club Vice President Eddie Muller said the funding program was great and the experience and advice they received through the program were phenomenal.
“As a club we manage the field before, during and after the football season, making sure we get the best result we can to ensure its longevity,” Mr Muller said.
“We’re a non-for-profit organisation and with the support from Sunshine Coast Council through this funding program, we’re able to reduce our members’ fees and get kids out on the fields playing.
“Thank you to Sunshine Coast Council and the Community Sports Team for their round-the-clock support for our field maintenance.”
Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said Council’s Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program had been providing funds to help sporting clubs since 2011.
“This program offers up to three years of funding and helps clubs with maintenance field costs and provides expert advice on keeping sports fields to appropriate competition and training standards,” Cr Law said.
“This funding is a huge help to our sporting groups, many of which are primarily run by volunteers.
“Our Parks Community Sports Field Officers are an asset to our team and continue to help so many of our local clubs with their queries, whether that be about fertiliser or the best mowing technique.”