Junior club gets $10,000 boost
A LOCAL businessman has coughed up $10,000 to help the Tweed-Tugun Junior Seahawks build a bright future.
Tony Besson, whose son plays with the Seahawks, donated the money to get efforts to build club rooms for the juniors off the ground.
The club's juniors only reformed last year and after a successful return on the field officials are keen to improve the off-field facilities.
Tweed-Tugun Junior Seahawks treasurer Peter Nichols said the donation meant the club would have about $25,000 available by season's end for the project.
He's confident more money can be secured through borrowings and fundraising. A building committee is being formed.
"It's going to give them (the juniors) a base, somewhere they can go that's theirs," Nichols said.
"We want to put a ping-pong and pool table in there and wide-screen television, computers that sort of stuff."
Nichols is hopeful the contributions will continue to flow.
"Hopefully a lot of building suppliers will come to the party," he said.
Nichols said the junior club was proving a success, with numbers up from 126 players last year to 157 this season.