North Companions Football Club players were the winners after the club recently took out the #GreaterNewEngland funding round.
Having grown exponentially over the past decade with almost 600 members now playing across 55 teams, the $3,000 funding from Greater Bank has gone directly towards supporting the Club’s young footballers with the purchase of new training equipment for every junior team from U6s through to U18s.
Club President, Steve Mitchell, said that fundraising is an ongoing challenge for the club.
“We’ve experienced incredible growth in recent years but with that comes increased costs to put the teams on the park and equip them to ensure they have every opportunity to be better players and enjoy the game,” Steve said.
“Fundraising is always tough for any local sporting club, and we are no different. We are always looking at ways to raise money without asking parents to continually dip into their own pocket.
This funding from Greater Bank will go a long way towards making these purchases for every team. Without it, this just wouldn’t be possible. We can’t thank Greater Bank enough for this support | Steve Mitchell, North Companions Football Club President
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is excited to see the program continue to support the local community and said more than $150,000 in funding has been given to over 90 local community groups since the programs launch in September 2016
“Supporting the communities that support us has always been a fundamental part of our business and one that we are committed to delivering. It’s great to see a deserving community group such as North Companions Football Club receive much-needed funding that allows them to continue to improve their facilities and training equipment,” Jennifer said.
The #GreaterNewEngland program continues to fund local organisations on a monthly basis. Each month three organisations go in the running to win their share of $5,000. Greater Bank is calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaternewengland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.