Colts help fire victims

Vivien Griffin with Coolum Colts Junior Rugby League Club’s future stars. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1323
Vivien Griffin with Coolum Colts Junior Rugby League Club’s future stars. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1323

The Coolum Colts Rugby League Club’s first sign-on day for the year was a great success, with a good roll-up in all age divisions.

Secretary Garry Harvey said though the club had experienced some financial difficulties in the off-season, the positive feedback from parents at Saturday’s sign-on was very encouraging.

“We are also determined that we will meet all of our creditors’ commitments during the year and hope that they will understand that while we are striving to stay afloat, that we are also being caring and responsible community partners,” he said.

Though organisers were understandably delighted with the sign-on, their joy was tempered by the tragic fires and loss of life in Victoria.

Mr Harvey said despite the club’s financial situation, the committee had decided it would donate $2 for every child who signs on with the club to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

“While we recognise that we have had a challenging past year and that we are doing things a little tough, this pales into insignificance with the news that while we enjoyed a beautiful sunny Coast day to sign on kids to footy, that our southern friends in Victoria were fighting the worst bush fires in the history of our land,” Mr Harvey said.

“Coolum Junior Rugby League Football Club challenges all other local sporting clubs and organisations to also donate as much as they can to this very worthwhile appeal.”

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