Grant a bonus for cricketers

A $1000 grant couldn’t have come at a better time for the South Tweed Colts Junior Cricket Club.

After being the victim of numerous break-ins last year, $750 worth of equipment and the $1000 cash from the Commonwealth Bank has given the club a much-needed boost.

Secretary Dean Buckland said the money would go towards new bats, wicket keeping gloves and other vital equipment for the junior players including field markers and a marquee.

“It is greatly appreciated, given the robberies in the past,” Mr Buckland said.

The bank’s Grants for Grassroots Cricket Program had more than 1400 clubs apply for 200 grants.

Shane Martin, Tweed City Shopping Centre branch manager, said the bank was proud to support the Colts through the program.

“Cricket is popular in the area and the grant will provide great assistance to ensure local cricketers have the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love,” Mr Martin said.



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