Local communities gain through 'Club House Rescue'

Local communities gain through 'Club House Rescue'

Sporting clubs in Bundaberg, Bunbury, Wagga, Mildura, Dubbo, Orange, Yenda and Shepparton are among the winners of the Corteva Agriscience™ and Triple M ‘Club House Rescue’.

In recognition of the essential role sport plays in rural and remote communities, Corteva Agriscience and Triple M recently partnered to give eight exceptional local sporting clubs $5,000 each, to restore and revitalise their facilities.

Corteva Agriscience Marketing Director, Dan Dixon said;

“They’re the heart and soul of farming communities Australia-wide but too often the local sporting club can be the most neglected building in town. So sports clubs were asked to visit their local Triple M website to explain why they needed a $5,000 cash boost and how the money would be spent.

“Hundreds of clubs entered from a wide range of sports. It was hard to narrow it down and we congratulate the eight winners.”

“We know some communities are being hit worse by the drought than others. Sport can offer a great stress relief, even if you aren’t actually playing. Just to go along and socialise and be a part of something can go a long way to positive mental health. We’re proud to be able to contribute a small part in helping revive and renovate some much needed facilities.”

The Corteva Agriscience and Triple M ‘Club House Rescue’ winners are:

  • Westside Rugby League Football Club (Dubbo) who are replacing essential club equipment destroyed in a fire last year (2018).
  • Yenda Rugby League Football Club who are purchasing a dual purpose League/Soccer set of posts.
  • Orange Waratah Junior Football (Soccer) Club who are repainting the club’s amenities block and upgrading the canteen floor and security grill.
  • Riding for the Disabled Wagga Wagga who are using their $5k to complete a much-needed upgrade of the club’s toilet facilities.
  • Brother’s Bulldogs AFL Club (Bundaberg) who are buying new kit for the club’s junior players.
  • Eagles Baseball Club (Mildura) who are lining the walls of the score shed and adding heating facilities for their volunteers.
  • Rushworth Speedway (Shepparton) who are renovating the clubhouse building and purchasing new furniture.
  • Dalyellup Dockers Football Club who are using their $5k towards essential canteen and office facilities.

Corteva Agriscience will be visiting the eight ‘Club House Rescue’ winners in six months time to see first-hand how the renovations have helped each of the clubs.

Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and brought together the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences.

Source: Corteva Agriscience