The Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club, Jimboomba Cricket Club and Loganholme Cricket Club all sustained substantial damage to their playing surfaces and surrounding practice facilities, whereas the South Brisbane Cricket Club will require significant funding to reconstruct the clubhouse.
The donation has supported these clubs through immediate access to funding to accelerate the clean-up and prepare for further repairs. Lord’s Taverners Chairman Peter Evans recently visited the South Brisbane Cricket Club to assess the damage and spoke of why the organisation made the donation.
“The Lords Taverners strive to be the premier cricket-based charity in Australia, so we saw the donation as a responsibility to assist community cricket recover from the devastating floods.”
The South Brisbane District Cricket Club welcomed the funding injection, given the immediate expenses incurred during the clean-up. Board member Alex Robynson stated,
“Whilst the club suffered major damage to our clubhouse that will require substantial funding, the grant has helped the club purchase equipment to both clean the facility and assist in recovering the field as quickly as possible.”
He continued “I would like to sincerely thank Peter and the Lord's Taverners organisation for their generous contribution and for the work they do more broadly for grassroots cricket across the board.”
The donation has grown the Queensland Cricket Grassroots Fund by a further $20,000 and will now allow additional clubs to access support. Applications for the fund remain open and can be made here.
The Queensland Cricket Foundation will also welcome any further tax-deductible donations that can also be made to support flood affected cricket clubs. Further information on the foundation and donation process can be viewed here.