State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle today stated that an LNP Government would grant a sum of $200,000 to the Caloundra Rugby Union Club for the purpose of installing night lights.
“It is with great pleasure I announce that an LNP Government will provide a one-off grant of $200,000 to the Caloundra Rugby Union Club to install night lights in a training field which they desperately need to cater for the growth in both men’s and women’s Rugby Union.” Mr McArdle said.
“At this point in time the Club has 250 juniors -75 of which are girls, 100 seniors – 30 of which are women, as well as 2000 supporters. The club anticipates significant growth from both men and women playing Rugby Union and the lights on the new field will allow training to occur, which is being curtailed as current fields are fully booked.” Mr McArdle said.
Club President Tony Green stated that “a grant would allow us to attract more players including younger players and allow us to grow the club.”
“One of the biggest growing areas in Rugby Union are women entering and the playing the sport. The women’s Rugby Union team at the recent Olympics won gold and the Australian Sevens women’s team won the World Championship.”
“These funds will allow us greater training capacity and therefore could attract more players into the sport.” Mr Green concluded.
“More people playing sports means better health outcomes plus players, family and friends meeting in a social environment.” Mr McArdle said
“All in all the grant will have wide reaching impact and long term benefits.” Mr McArdle concluded.