NSW Ports has funded new goal post pads for the Maroubra Rugby League Football Club to help make community sport safer for young players.
The Maroubra “Lions” received a $5000 NSW Ports Community Grant to upgrade its Snape Park facilities for training sessions and match days.
NSW Ports Chief Financial Officer Andrew Lincoln said the business was delighted to help create a safer sporting environment for junior footballers.
“The football club was one of 17 grants awarded through our 2022 Community Grants Program that supported a range of positive grassroots initiatives delivered by schools, social services, sporting clubs and environmental groups,” he said.
“Community sport is such a central part of the weekend for many families. Sport helps kids to keep healthy and active and gives players and their families the chance to forge new friendships with their neighbours.
“NSW Ports is an active member of the communities within which we operate. Our Port Botany precinct delivers major economic benefits for Sydney and NSW and has been a large employer in the area for more than four decades. We’re pleased to give back to the community through our grant and sponsorship initiatives.”
Chris Locke from the Maroubra Lions said the new goal post pads would ensure players could train and compete in a safe and fun environment.
“We have a passionate club of people who love their footy but it’s important to be able to play our sport in a safe environment. Ensuring the goal areas are sufficiently shielded to avoid any nasty injuries is a priority,” he said.
“I thank NSW Ports for their community grant. The new pads have already had an epic workout this season and we know this equipment will be supporting our local sporting competition for years to come.”
To read more about the NSW Ports Community Grants Program visit: www.nswports.com.au/grants.
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