Kwinana club fights for survival

Young tee-ballers Liam Gibbens, Koby Collins, Joshua Burgess and Kade Hamersley.
Young tee-ballers Liam Gibbens, Koby Collins, Joshua Burgess and Kade Hamersley.

The association is holding its second annual Bat-Catch-Stop-A-Thon next Saturday from 10am to 2pm at its Thomas Kelly Oval ground.

The event is a fundraiser for the club to buy new tee-ball equipment.

There will be a raffle, sausage sizzle, variety stalls and a visit from Santa.

Club treasurer Alicia McKenzie said the not-for-profit club was struggling to stay afloat and urged new members to sign up.

‘Our committee is dedicated to rebuilding our club for its members and the children,’ she said.

McKenzie said the club recently received a grant from the City of Kwinana and Healthway, as well as some team sponsorship from Barak Transport Australia, SJK Haulage, Bertram IGA and Orelia Mowing Services.

‘With the grants and sponsorship we have been able to purchase much-needed new equipment,’ she said.