Redlegs rejoice

Redlegs will benefit from a Holden Home Ground Advantage grant presented to Redpa Football Club at the weekend ahead of next season. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

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Funding. Redpa Football Club will make use of a Holden Home Ground Advantage grant to purchase new footies next season.

The $2000 grant was presented to the club at the Circular Head Show in Stanley on Saturday.

There to present the cheque, Rodney Votavota of Holden Motors Burnie said support for clubs at a local level helps to foster a sense of community.

“From the supporter base to additional volunteer help on game day, when a community gets behind a club, that boosts involvement and strengthens the club.

“Smaller grassroots clubs really rely on the support of a community otherwise they don’t survive.”

Redpa Football Club secretary Sarah Cuthbertson says the donation will lessen the burden on local businesses and sponsors.

“We’re lucky that our local community is so supportive of the club in donating their time and their money towards the club,” she says, but this support can be costly.

At every home game, the club provides a new ball for each division as well as training equipment.

The new equipment will support all four grades at the club from junior to senior competition.

“Especially in the Under 16 and Under 13 ranks. We provide quite a lot of support to players in that age bracket, Thursday night tea and buses to training, we try to make the most of looking after our young people and it’s great to be able to access funding to provide strong programs to our junior players.” 

For more information or to apply for the next round of funding, go to www.holden.com.au/homegroundadvantage.

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