Coolbinia Bombers Junior Football Club fundraising drive to upgrade clubroooms for the first time since the Battle of Dunkirk


Members of the Coolbinia Junior Football Club are fundraising for an upgrade to their clubrooms.
Members of the Coolbinia Junior Football Club are fundraising for an upgrade to their clubrooms.

COOLBINIA Bombers Junior Football Club hope a fundraising drive will help them upgrade their clubrooms for the first time since the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940.

The club is working with the Sports Foundation to raise $25,000 for the project.

Club president Robert Geersen said the club saw working with the Foundation as a great opportunity to attract donors.

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“The Foundation works with community sports organisations to provide the mechanism for them to fundraise and for donors to get tax deductions,” he said.

“We will be fundraising for a redevelopment of the club rooms. They’ve been there since about 1940 and are still pretty much as they were then.

“We are doing an upgrade and fit-out so the kids and their parents have a decent facility.”

Mr Geersen said the club was “reaching out to local communities and businesses”.

“It will be good for the community, for the kids playing football and cricket, for many years to come,” he said.

In 2014-15 the Sports Foundation raised more than $24 million and last financial year it raised $32 million.

The fundraising site for tax deductible donations is asf.org.au/projects/coolbinia-bombers-junior-football-club.