Grant to take heat from fire damage

WA clubs were asked to apply to Telstra’s AFL grassroots program detailing why their club deserved to win and their spending priorities.

Wanneroo club president Russell Burnett said his club was delighted to be chosen as one of the 30 grant recipients.

‘This grant will be so helpful to the club, Go Boomers,’ Mr Burnett said.

Carine Junior Football Club also decided to spend the money on equipment.

‘The $5000 goes such a long way,’ club Aus Kick co-ordinator Tarn Hede said.

‘We have grown so much and are really community focused, and the grant will help significantly with new equipment.’

The Joondalup Women’s Football Team have chosen to spend the money on much needed uniforms and continued support for the local African women’s team in their club development.

‘This will mean so much to the club, as the female players are wearing old jumpers to play in, some of which don’t fit,’ club president Dave Burton said.

‘It will also allow us to grow the club and see it survive into the future and be able to continue to support the development of women’s AFL.’