Brothers Toowoomba Junior Rugby League club lights up with $25,000 grant

BROTHERS Toowoomba Junior Rugby League will be lighting up the competition thanks to a $25,000 grant to buy a new electronic scoreboard.

Club president Garth Perkins said the scoreboard had been ordered and would be installed soon thanks to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant.

“Brothers will be turning 100 in 2019,” Mr Perkins said.

“It is a marvellous club and keeps getting better.”

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki MP said Brothers was one of six sporting and community groups in the electorate to receive a share in $118,000 funding.

“Brothers is a club on the move,” Mr Janetzki said.

“Rugby league is a major participant sport in Toowoomba and these grants help drive grassroots sport throughout Toowoomba,” he said.

“Brothers, like all sporting groups, are built on the hard work of volunteers and it is great to see their efforts acknowledged through grants of this nature.”

Mr Perkins has been involved with Brothers for about 20 years and is proud of his club.

“I played here (back in the dinosaur days), then my boys played here and next thing I will have grandkids here – I just love it,” Mr Perkins said. 

Toowoomba South grant recipients:

  • AFL Darling Downs League received $22,020 to buy defibrillators
  • Brothers Toowoomba Junior Rugby League received $25,380 to upgrade facilities and buy equipment
  • Endeavour Foundation received $13,478 to buy whitegoods and an outdoor setting
  • Kath Dickson Community Toy Library received $19,995 to buy storage cabinets
  • Maternity Consumer Network Inc received $2,150 to buy equipment
  • Toowoomba Dragons Indoor Sports Club received $35,000 to upgrade their toilets

Caption: Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki congratulates Brothers Toowoomba Junior Rugby League club president Garth Perkins on their successful $25,000 grant for a new electronic scoreboard.