Sporting Clubs Helping Hand

The fields of the Slacks Creek Rugby League Football Club, SCRLFC, became too soft to use for anything during the recent deluge and flooding. Luckily for the club, they did not become covered in water like many others around the city.

While the club grounds could not be used, the volunteer committee came up with a way to help locals who were struggling with the conditions.

SCRLFC opened the club house at night to any residents that needed a hot shower, a hot cuppa, charge their devices or just simply put their feet up for a bit.

At the point of opening, there were no other options for residents and the club house was a safe and dry location for anyone who could get there. Hearing of what SCRLFC were doing, IGA Loganholme owner Darryl, donated some items to help.

“Massive shout out to our wonderful volunteers, absolute legends, always going above and beyond,” said a club representative.

“A massive shout out to IGA Loganholme for all the milk, tea, coffee, and goodies they donated, Darryl and his team have hearts of gold.”

On top of being open at night for locals, the club has quickly organized a fundraiser to help another local club nearby that had lost almost everything.

Springwood Sharks Little Athletics, which are situated on the corner of Loganlea Road and Golf Course Drive in Meadowbrook took a big hit with flood water. While the committee moved what they could, the club has suffered a decent amount of damage.

“The money from the fundraising night was donated to the Little Athletics Club,” said a club representative.

“Due to them being on a flood plain, they unfortunately have minimal insurance so hopefully we can get plenty of locals support and we can help them get back on their feet so we can keep our kids off the screens and onto the greens.”

As a sign of how the community really pulls together in a disaster, the cultural cooking group from the Woodridge North Community Hubs Logan wanted to do something to reach out to the flood affected families.

They cooked some delicious meals and delivered them to the Slacks Creek Rugby Club to give anyone who came down hungry a warm meal to eat.

“We have probably one of the best communities around, and we are blessed to be a part of it.”

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