A new shed for Dolphins Rugby Union Club, officially opened on Friday by Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien, is set to assist in the training of players and running of the club.
Club spokeswoman Donna Frey said the club was humbled by the Federal Government grant of $50,000 which enabled the club to build the shed.
“It’s going to be invaluable to expand the current gym and maintenance for teenage colts players and seniors,” she said.
“The new shed means Dolphin teams now have a comfortable space to prepare for matches and the gymnasium can be doubled in size,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Noosa Rugby Union Club has more than 450 players of all ages, and this funding will help ensure the Club can continue to serve these players and many more for years to come.
“Sport plays an enormous role in the Noosa community, and up to 10,000 people attend major national and international matches at the club grounds so it provides economic benefit in the Noosa tourism market, as well as the social and health benefits offered by helping people get active and enjoy the sport.
“Our local sports clubs and organisations are the heart of Wide Bay and this project will benefit our community now and into the future.”
Donna said the club was now fundraising for $15,000 to provide paving and electrical work.