Clubs gain flood assistance

IPSWICH MP Rachel Nolan yesterday announced the Ipswich Knights Soccer Club and Ipswich and District Rifle Club would receive state funding to help recover from the floods.

Ms Nolan said Ipswich Knights Soccer Club would receive $12,500 and Ipswich District Rifle Club $11,927 to help replace equipment damaged by floodwaters.

“In the days following the floods, Sports Minister Phil Reeves and I visited local sporting groups, including the soccer and rifle clubs, and promised to help,” Ms Nolan said.

“The Bligh Government has delivered on that promise by recently donating $72,500 in funding to the Ipswich Basketball Stadium and today announcing almost $25,000 in further funding for the rifle and soccer clubs.”

Ms Nolan said sporting clubs in Ipswich provided a great benefit to the community and it was important to help get those clubs back up and running.

The grants come as part of the Queensland Government five-point Sport and Recreation Flood Fightback plan.

This plan was developed to support not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations after the devastating floods.



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