Cowboys get a leg-up
DON Browne admitted it was a struggle for sporting clubs to raise money and was delighted to receive a fourth instalment from Heritage Bank to cover the cost of the new electronic scoreboard.
"The electronic equipment for the scoreboard was stored away during the flood, so there was no damage from the water," Browne said.
Heritage Bank business development manager Steve Kelly said the cheque presented to the club committee on Tuesday night was the final of four payments of $1650 in the past four years for the scoreboard.
Warwick branch manager Jennyfer Bourzali said Heritage liked supporting the community.
"The Cowboys are the local team," Bourzali said.
"I am a regular at Cowboys games and just love going to the footy."
The Heritage electronic scoreboard will be back in use on Saturday for the first fixture game of the new Toowoomba Rugby League season.
The under-18 game is at the earlier-than-usual time of 3pm, with reserve-grade at 4.30pm and A-grade at 6pm.
The Cowboys go into the game with trial games against Aspley and Wattles under their belt.
Warwick has one win from two trial games in A-grade.
Former New Zealand Maoris player Mitchell Marsh, former English schoolboys forward Jack Smith and Chris Enslow, who is from Queanbeyan, are three of the players lining up for their first Warwick fixture games.