Club and bank link up to install new sets of goals
FOOTBALL: Players will soon have access to safer game day equipment with the installation of three new sets of goal posts at the International Club fields.
The different sized posts will ensure players of all ages are well catered for, with funding provided by Queensland Country Credit Union's Good for Good Community Grants to Stanthorpe United.
United president Brian Westerhout said the club is relieved it will be able to replace the current goals, which have become dangerous.
"The goals have faced normal wear and tear, combined with some damage experienced last season,” he said.
"It's so important that we continue to build strong, well supported clubs to ensure the long term sustainability of football within the local area, and projects such as this, that address areas of safety and the provision of accredited equipment, go a long way.”
Westerhout said the goals will likely be put in place for the start of the 2019 season. An element of QCCU's Good for Good Community Grants involves the concept of paying it forward, with grant recipients expected to fundraise 10 per cent of their grant amount for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Queensland Country CEO Aileen Cull said her team was proud to give back to the community in a tangible way.
"It was really heart-warming to see how much good is being done at a grass-roots level in our communities,” she said.