Valleys Upgrade Now A Reality In Tough Times

David Janetski at the Valleys Junior Rugby League Club

Despite tough and testing times, the Valleys Junior Rugby League Club have had a little something to smile about.

An almost $35,000 Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant will allow the respected Toowoomba club to give their club house a much needed upgrade.

“It’s been a tough few months, we’ve had to cancel our 50 year celebrations and put our first ever South Queensland under 12’s carnival on hold until next year,” Valleys Junior Rugby League Club’s Garry Tallon said.

The kids aren’t playing at the moment and may struggle to get on the field at all this season.

“Because we are likely to lose a large portion of the season if not the entire thing, we will lose a big chunk of fundraising. Now, because of this grant we can complete some much-needed upgrades to help the club thrive well into the future,” Mr Tallon said.

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki emphasised the positive role sport can play in the community, which is being sorely missed during these challenging times.

“We sometimes take for granted the effect something as simple as playing rugby league can have on those who love the game – but especially our kids,” Mr Janetzki said.

“My hope is that these upgrades can build on the Valleys legacy and create a positive environment for young kids to come and play rugby league again very soon,” he said.

The work at Herb Steinohrt Oval is due to commence at some stage in 2020.