Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, 9th Feb

By , 9 February 2011

Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, 9th Feb
Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, 9th Feb

Triple Blow

MISSION #1

Redcliffe Tigers AFL Club, Rothwell

Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, 9th Feb

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FLOODS have hit the Redcliffe Tigers hard. Now they need your help to rebuild.

Water rose more than a metre across the club’s Rothwell fields last October, and again in January, flooding storage sheds and the clubhouse’s lower level.

Damage has been estimated at $20,000.

Vice-president Steve Brown said the flood-prone club should ideally find a new home. But in the short-term he appealed for public help.

Some of the lost equipment is being replaced for the third time, and can’t be stored on-site due to fears of more flooding.

``We’re now keeping equipment at home and using our own stuff and lugging it out here for training,’’ Mr Brown said.

Among the equipment lost was the club’s ice machine, bain maries, tackle bags, jerseys and goalpost pads.

``All our training cones, they floated away. Our medical kits, both of them went.’’

He said donations of sporting equipment were needed, with the club’s first games just weeks away. The club is also seeking sponsors.

``It’s a golden opportunity for people to advertise, we get a lot of people down here,’’ Mr Brown said.

Residents could also help the club’ financial position by patronising its bar and restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner daily.

The club is also looking for more committee menbers, and both junior and senior players.

Mr Brown said helping the Tigers could attract more people to the Peninsula, with AFL Queensland eager to make Redcliffe a state league team.

``They really want Redcliffe to develop but where we’re at now, it can’t happen.’‘

If you can help, phone Redcliffe & Bayside editor Kylie Knight on 3480 8200.

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