Roar help Wildcats recover

A LOCAL soccer club has thanked a number of organisations for helping them get back on their feet and ready to play a great season after the floods damaged their grounds and destroyed their equipment.

Withcott Wildcats President, Col Crawford said the Rotary Club of Gatton and Lockyer, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Brisbane Roar were instrumental in the club's recovery.

“In early January, it looked like we weren't playing soccer this year,” he said.

“We had no field, no gear and no canteen.

“If it wasn't for the volunteers and the input from the community, there is no way we would be up and running.”

Mr Crawford said the recovery of the Withcott Wildcats was an important part of the community.

“It's an important part of the social fabric of a small community,” he said.

“For some families, it's their one social outing of the week.

“The kids get to run around and do what kids do and the parents can chat and catch up and just enjoy themselves.

“It's about whole families, parents, grandparents who come and watch the kids play.”

The Withcott Wildcats will reach their tenth anniversary next year.

“We would have folded without help and that's why we wanted to thank Rotary, Council and Roar for everything they have done,” he said.

“The field looks amazing and we are going to have the flashest under-10s in the competition.

Brisbane Roar provided 500 tickets to the Wildcats which were distributed through Football Toowoomba for young players to attend Roar's last home game.

The Rotary Club of Gatton and Lockyer provided the club with sports equipment, office equipment, canteen cooking equipment and First Aid kits.


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