Muddies President Donna Cairns gratefully accepted a payment of $895.63 from CUA Capalaba Branch Manager Barbara Arnell recently that will go towards the club’s cricket practice net revamp at Judy Holt Park at Birkdale.

Muddies asked to be included in the Community Champions pilot scheme undertaken by the Heat last season, with clubs benefiting from their members taking up home loans and other financial services with CUA.

“As volunteers, running a club means you are always keen to explore fund raising options, as every dollar you can make directly benefits the club and the players,’’ Cairns said.

“We were keen to be involved in supporting the Community Champions scheme as it was a straight forward way for our members to benefit from CUA’s services which in turn helped our club.”

“The funds we raised through this initiative from CUA and the Heat are roughly the equivalent of about two months worth of weekly meat trays and raffles so it represents a significant boost for us,’’ she said.

“We’re currently revamping our practice net which is one of our most utilized facilities as you would imagine. It’s great to add this contribution into the mix and we’re on track to be ready in time for the start of the junior cricket sign-ons next month,’’ Cairns said.

The new nets at the complex are being constructed through funding from the State Government, Redlands City Council and Queensland Cricket.

The CUA Community Champions scheme is being rolled out State-wide this season considering the success of the pilot scheme.

Cricket clubs throughout Queensland will be eligible for funding from CUA based on their members and associates accessing home loans, personal loans, health insurance and credit cards.

To access further information, visit CUA Community Champions or contact your nearest CUA branch to get the ball rolling.