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11 August, 2020

New footys for juniors

BOTH the Mareeba and Atherton Junior Rugby League teams have received an influx of some brand new balls to use courtesy of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers.

By Rhys Thomas

BOTH the Mareeba and Atherton Junior Rugby League teams have received an influx of some brand new balls to use courtesy of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers.

The balls were donated after Regional Business Manager for Incitec Pivot Fertilisers Rik Maatan asked his local tableland customers what he can do to help the recovering sporting industry locally.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Tolga was the partner in delivering the new balls to the Atherton club while Tableland Fertilisers Mareeba was the donating partner for the Mareeba club.

The decision was then reached to donate a dozen new footballs and ball bag to the junior clubs to help them get ahead on their training leading into their 2020 season.

Mr Maatan was onboard to help give the local kids in the community an edge and some new updated playing equipment

“We talked to our customers and they said it would be great to get in and support the local junior football clubs as everyone’s getting back into some physical activity so we’ve jumped in behind them,” he said.

President for the Atherton Junior Rugby League Ben Fahlstrom was very excited to receive this donation and says that they will be put to good use.

“It’s excellent we are actually in the process of acquiring some new balls,” he said.

“It’s a big deal to get these balls that way we can share more of them around to the kids.

“Anything we can get, any donation it helps with everything.”

The new balls will be going to the older age groups of both clubs as the balls are international size balls.


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