Grant helps Tigers overcome mower theft
A community grant is helping hard-working sporting club volunteers after vital equipment was stolen.
Slacks Creek Tigers Football Club has a new push mower to use at its Usher Park lair, thanks to Logan City Council’s Community Benefit Fund.
Thieves struck multiple times at the club over the past 18 months.
They stole a mower and whipper snipper in one incident, forcing groundsman Steve Wicks and President Marc Cameron to use their own garden equipment.
Marc’s wife and Tigers Vice President Melissa Cameron says the new mower is a huge help to the 2 men, who take turns to groom the grounds.
A ride-on mower covers most of the work on the larger fields, but a push mower is required in delicate areas such as the goalmouths. It is also used in wet conditions.
‘People think it’s just mowing a field, but a lot more goes into it than that,’ Melissa says.
‘This grant is absolutely fantastic for us.’
The club has more than 30 teams, including women’s, competing this season.
Division 3 Councillor Mindy Russell says she is pleased to give the club a hand through Community Benefit Funding.
‘I love supporting our local families to connect through sport,’ Cr Russell says.
‘We might see some of our Slacks Creek players representing us through the Socceroos or Matildas one day. That would be something special.
‘This grant will make the groundspeople’s job easier. They work so hard for their club behind the scenes, which also benefits the players.’