Program will help local club
WARWICK Rugby Union Club president Justin Wynn is excited his club is one of 11 in the state eligible for assistance through a Queensland Rugby Union relief program to assist clubs struggling in the aftermath of the floods.
“It is vital for regional clubs to have a connection to Queensland rugby and the Reds,” Wynn said.
“The club and Reds can benefit by this program.
“Condamine Rugby Union Club facilities were absolutely destroyed by the floods, so I have a lot of concern for their club.”
Wynn said the offer of help was a fantastic start to the season after the second flood went through the Warwick clubhouse.
“It gives members a good feeling that Queensland Rugby Union is concerned about the country clubs that were hit by floodwaters,” he said.
The assistance is being organised jointly with the St George-sponsored Queensland Reds.
Corporate partners are joining the Reds to raise funds in their first clash of the Super Rugby season on February 20.
The game will also feature tin rattlers for donations and promote the ‘Adopt a Club’ program linking Reds players with impacted clubs.
There are several ways to get involved, including donating goods or equipment, money or other assistance such as trades or professional services.
Eligible rugby clubs are Warwick and Districts, Condamine and Dalby from the Darling Downs competition, Gatton, Brothers Rockhampton, Lions juniors, UQ, Gatton, Goodna, Emerald and Springfield Lakes Juniors.
Inquiries to Queensland Rugby on 3354 9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reds First XV membership and match ticket inquiries can be made at www.redsrugby.com.au.