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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Queensland Government provides lifeline to Burpengary Jets

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State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan MP has excitedly welcomed news that the Burpengary Jets Junior Rugby League Football Club will benefit from the Queensland Government’s $20 million Sport & Recreation Infrastructure Program. 

Mr Ryan said the Moreton Bay Regional Council will receive over $144,000 in Queensland Government funding to commence stage one construction works for new official and player amenities for the Burpengary Jets Junior Rugby League Football Club. 

“This Queensland Government funding gets the ball-rolling for the Burpengary Jets,” Mr Ryan said. 

“The Jets have been waiting almost 20 years for an upgrade to the amenities block and other player and official facilities. 

“Once complete, these new facilities will allow the Club to continue to grow and continue to provide opportunities for local kids to play the sport that they love,” Mr Ryan said. 

President of the Burpengary Jets Junior Rugby League Football Club, Dave Bennett said that the new amenities block will be a huge improvement for the Club. 

“The Club is just so excited about what this Queensland Government grant means for our Club and our kids,” Mr Bennett said. 

“Our Club has grown significantly over the last 20 years and these new amenities are desperately needed. 

“But all this would not have been possible without the support of Cr Chris Whiting from the Moreton Bay Regional Council and our local MP, Mark Ryan. 

“Chris and Mark have been with us all the way and we are extremely grateful for their support,” Mr Bennett said. 

Mr Ryan said that the Caboolture Sports Football Club and the Narangba United Soccer Club will also benefit from the Queensland Government’s Sport & Recreation Infrastructure Program. 

“The Caboolture Sports Football Club will receive over $63,000 for new field lighting and the Moreton Bay Regional Council will receive over $720,000 to construct new playing fields for the Narangba United Soccer Club,” Mr Ryan said 

“All these projects are great projects for our community. 

“Not only will they deliver better sporting facilities for our kids, but they will also create jobs during the construction stage and support economic activity in our local area. 

“I’m very proud that this Queensland Government is investing in sporting infrastructure for our local community. 

“By investing in grassroots sporting clubs, we are investing in the people of our community especially the young people of our community. 

“These local sporting infrastructure projects are a win-win for our community,” Mr Ryan said. 

“The Queensland Government understands the important role that sport plays in the lives of the people of local communities. That’s why the Queensland Government invests more in sport and recreation than any other State,” Mr Ryan said. 

For more information about sport and recreation funding, visit or call 1300 656 191.