Downs Rugby awarded grant to purchase medical transport vehicle

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki MP and Downs Rugby General Manager Matt Hammond with the new Medicab vehicle which will be used for on-field medical emergencies thanks to a grant.

Downs Rugby will be better equipped to deal with on-field medical emergencies with the purchase of a Medicab. 

General Manager Matt Hammond said they received a $33,357 grant to buy the specialist vehicle with a stretcher.  

The club also purchased a trailer to transport the buggy between competition games, an automated external defibrillator and other equipment.  

“The Medicab is a critical piece of infrastructure that we’ve never had on the Downs which is great,” Mr Hammond said.  

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki MP said the new, vital medical equipment was ready just in time for Downs Rugby to host the Queensland Rugby Union Boys Junior State Championships at Toowoomba Grammar School last week (September 21-23).  

“I congratulate Downs Rugby on using their grant to ensure they have the latest, vital medical equipment to quickly respond to injured players,” Mr Janetzki said.  

Downs Rugby was one of four organisations in Toowoomba South to receive Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants totalling $94,152 earlier this year. 

Clifford Park Special School P&C received $33,000 to purchase and install synthetic grass.  

YMCA Darling Heights Outside School Hours Care received $18,445 to purchase equipment and furniture.  

Kath Dickson Family Centre received $9,350 to install LED lighting.