$1 million in Government funding for Gold Coast clubs

Gold Coast clubs have shared an almost $1 million windfall as the State Government injects cash into sport and recreation across the state to encourage more participation at a grassroots level.

Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt said: “This year we have seen the world’s best compete in Rio at the Olympic Games and we’ll see the same high standards of competition when the Commonwealth Games are held on the Gold Coast in 2018.

“But every sports star who shines at the Olympic or Commonwealth Games usually began their climb to the top at their local sports club,” said the Treasurer.


The funding comes through the State Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces program – which helps to develop new, upgraded or replacement sport and recreation infrastructure – as well as the Get Going Clubs program which is about boosting sport participation.

The successful clubs include (in alphabetical order. Note: some received funding through both programs):

  • Akuna Dragon Boat Club — a $7,500 contribution to the purchase of a 10-person boat to support dragon boating at Palm Beach
  • Artists Envision Health — $4,548 to conduct participation programs and training to support volleyball at Mt Warren Park and Coomera
  • Australian Shuffleboard Association (Queensland) — $4,798 to conduct a membership drive and marketing to support shuffleboard at Elanora
  • Broadbeach-Robina Cricket Club — $7,424 to purchase team coaching kits, team playing kits and portable shade shelters to support cricket at Mermaid Waters
  • Burleigh Heads Rugby League Football Clubs — $5,600 to conduct an inclusive participation program targeting special schools, re-accredit coaches and first aid officers and purchase goal post pads, a marquee and other equipment
  • Burleigh Heads Tennis Club $100,000 — to construct a lit court at Burleigh Heads
  • Broadwater Netball Club, Runaway Bay — $7,150 to conduct a strength and conditioning course for coaches and purchase plyometric boxes and other fitness equipment
  • Broadbeach United Soccer Club — $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in governance, succession planning, financial management, marketing and social media, event management, asset management, grant writing, fundraising, sponsorship and risk management
  • Combined Martial Arts Social Club Association Inc — $3,026 to purchase equipment including an iPad, karate mats, kicks shields and wave masters
  • Coomera Australian Football Club — $7,500 to train and mentor club committee members on financial management, governance and sponsorship
  • Coomera Magpies Junior AFC — $7,500 to train and mentor club volunteers in committee governance, fundraising, grants, marketing and social media
  • Currumbin Tennis Club — $22,719 to upgrade lighting
  • Eagleby Giants JRLFC — $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in strategic planning, facility management, sponsorship, fundraising and business management
  • Football Gold Coast — $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in governance, using technology, marketing and social media to support 29 football clubs across the Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association — $7,500 to conduct a coach development program including level 1 and 2 accreditation to support basketball on the Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club — $7,000 to purchase track bicycles to support cycling at Nerang
  • Gold Coast Hockey Association — $7,500 deliver a schools participation program to 19 schools
  • Gold Coast Junior Rugby Academy — $5,994 to deliver a two-day coach and official workshop and conduct training modules dealing with confronting and unruly behaviour, nutrition, strapping, first aid and strength and conditioning
  • Gold Coast Little Athletics Youth Branch — $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in committee coaching, governance and people management
  • Gold Coast Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club — $7,314 to conduct a judging accreditation course
  • Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club — $7,500 to train and mentor club committee members in governance, marketing, sponsorship and social media
  • Gold Coast Over 35’s Soccer Association —$100,000 to construct a multi-purpose room at the association’s Labrador facility
  • Gold Coast Recreation & Sport — $2,805 to purchase $2805 of portable shade tents to support disability sports
  • Gold Coast Softball Association — $5,543 to conduct community, level 1, 2 and 3 coaching courses, level 1 scorers and umpires courses, support volunteer officials to attend the State Technical Directorate forum and purchase training aids
  • Gold Coast Softball Association — $90,230 to construct back nets and dugouts and upgrade the playing surface to support softball at Pizzey Park, Miami
  • Gold Coast Stingrays Gridiron Football Club — $4,272 to purchase dummies, tackle equipment and other equipment to support gridiron at Nerang
  • Japan Karate-Do Hakuakai Australia — $7,300 to purchase portable safety mirrors and padded floor training mats to support karate at Maudsland
  • Mermaid Beach Bowls Club — $49,934 to upgrade lighting
  • Mudgeeraba Baseball Club — $19,440 to construct a fence
  • Mudgeeraba Baseball Club — $7,500 towards the purchase of two pitching machines
  • Mudgeeraba Hockey Club — $7,500 to promote and conduct a school participation program in 12 schools and purchase equipment
  • Mudgeeraba Nerang and Districts Cricket Club — $7,500 to purchase a ride-on mower and two Super Soppers
  • North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club — $7,102 to conduct resuscitation and boat licence accreditation courses and purchase manikins, branded shade tents and tear-drop banners
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club — $7,500 to purchase strength and conditioning equipment
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Cricket Club — $6,818 to purchase a ride-on lawn mower with a tipper trailer and a blower
  • Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club — $100,000 to upgrade equipment storage and amenities at the club
  • Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club—$7,500 to purchase nipper foamie and racing boards
  • Parkrun — $2,000 to purchase a defibrillator to support running and walking at Kirra
  • Parkrun, Paradise Point — $2,000 to purchase a defibrillator to support running and walking
  • Pimpama Island Sports Association — $7,500 to advertise and deliver participation programs in schools and purchase tennis equipment packs
  • Pizzey Park Netball Club — $100,000 to replace courts at Pizzey Park, Miami
  • Pizzey Park Netball Club — $7,500 train and mentor club volunteers in marketing and social media, committee coaching and governance
  • Queensland East Maori Rugby League Club — $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in strategic planning, operations and business governance
  • Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association — $39,926 to construct a high-ropes course at PCYC Bornhoffen, Natural Bridge
  • Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club — $6,527 to purchase paddle boards
  • Runaway Bay Baseball Club — $7,452 to conduct a series of participation programs, deliver coach, umpiring and scorer accreditation and purchase a pitching machine and balls
  • Runaway Bay Junior Rugby League Football Club — $7,490 to train and mentor volunteers in strategic planning, committee governance, facility development and management and fundraising
  • Runaway Bay Netball Club — $7,400 to conduct inclusion coaching courses and purchase portable netball goal posts and other equipment to support the introduction of an inclusion program for netball
  • Runaway Bay Soccer Club — $7,500 to train and mentor club committee members in governance, financial management and marketing and social media
  • Southport Bowls Club — $6,855 to accredit introductory and club coaches, advertise participation programs and purchase equipment
  • Southport Pony & Hack Club — $5,650 to conduct an instructional weekend on a new discipline ‘Prix Caprilli’
  • Southport Yacht Club — $7,500 towards a catamaran purchase
  • South Coast Netball Association — $7,200 to purchase marquees and a trailer
  • South Queensland and Border District Touch Association — $7,500 to purchase an electric cart
  • Surf Life Saving Queensland Point Danger Branch — $7,370 to purchase surf sport manuals, sport event flags, loudhailers and other equipment
  • Surf Life Saving Queensland South Coast Branch — $6,020 to train and mentor volunteers within affiliated club committees to support surf lifesaving across the Redlands and the Gold Coast
  • Surfers Paradise Australian Football Club — $7,483 to conduct level 1 and level 2 coaching courses, coaching coordinator courses, talent identification courses and first aid courses and support attendance at a national coaching conference.
  • Tally Valley Golf Club — $7,500 to conduct six “come and try” days for adults and children and purchase junior kits to support golf at Elanora
  • Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC — $6,814 to purchase equipment including a surf ski, ski paddles and exercise bikes
  • Tweed-Gold Coast Freediving Club — $4,000 to purchase an underwater sound system incorporating timing gear and software to support underwater hockey at Palm Beach and across Queensland
  • VLTGC — $7,500 to develop an Under 5s participation program and train coaches to support gymnastics and trampolining at Varsity Lakes