Glencore grant provides new equipment for Denman-Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Football Club

NEW STUFF: The Denman-Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Club will enjoy their new posts, just like they enjoyed their Glencore grant-funded tackle bags.
NEW STUFF: The Denman-Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Club will enjoy their new posts, just like they enjoyed their Glencore grant-funded tackle bags.

WHILE it is made up of two small communities, the Denman-Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Football Club has had plenty of big success on the pitch.

However, their latest victory has come off the field, recently revealing that they have acquired funding as part of the Glencore Sports Development Program.

The grant, which is worth approximately $1200, will be used to purchase a range of new equipment to make training and playing more enjoyable for the players.

The most significant products they will be receiving are new goalposts for the youngest age groups, under-6s and under-7s, along with custom made, branded safety corner posts.

Club treasurer Peter Barry said the kids appreciated getting new accessories, no matter what they were.

"In not the most recent grant, but the one before, were were able to get some tackle bags and shields and stuff like for the kids which made them happy," he said.

"And, it not only helps the children but it helps their coaches and the staff to have enough equipment."

However, the most important aspect of the grant, according to Barry, is that it allows the club to keep their registration fees relatively low.

He said this makes a big difference to parents who want their kids to be able to have fun without it hitting the pocket to drastically.

"It means a lot because when we can get these sort of things, then we don't have to use funds from registration fees and other things like that, which allows us to keep them down and make it more affordable for all families," he said.

"That's probably the biggest bonus of getting these types of grants."

The new attire is set to arrive in the coming weeks, and will be a fresh sight for the kids and parents or guardians alike when training and games resume early-to-mid next year.

Singleton Pony Club, PCYC and Australian Football Club as well as Denman Public School were other Upper Hunter groups to receive funding.

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