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7 November, 2022

Club nets big grant

TO help Mareeba’s best cricketers prepare for their competitions, Mareeba District Cricket Club has installed new training nets with the help of the RACQ Foundation.


Mareeba Shire Councillor Mario Mlikota, RACQ Foundation’s Bridgette Muller and cricket club president Irene Roy in front of the new cricket training nets.
Mareeba Shire Councillor Mario Mlikota, RACQ Foundation’s Bridgette Muller and cricket club president Irene Roy in front of the new cricket training nets.

Club president Irene Roy had approach Mareeba Shire Council to find ways to upgrade the club, with Councillor Mario Mlikota helping Mrs Roy find the right grant.

“We had an LGAQ conference in Mackay and there was a lot of stall holders there including an RACQ one,” he said.

“That’s where I met Bridgette and I found out that her group gives out grants to community groups.

“It is a wonderful asset to have, and it will do wonders to the players. We will hopefully see a few grand-final winners coming out of the club.”

Bridgette Muller is the senior foundation coordinator for the RACQ Foundation which helps community groups affected by natural disasters such as drought, bushfires and cyclones get back on their feet.

She said she was proud to give Mareeba Cricket Club the $37,950 needed to help upgrade the nets.

“It was really great to be out on sight to see the funding project being installed and to be able to help out the club,” she said. 

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