Thirroul Junior Rugby League Club will continue to develop and promote the game for young girls in the area after securing their $2,000 share of our #GreaterIllawarra funding round for May.
For winning this month’s community vote, the Butchers will receive $2,000 that will go directly towards attracting more young girls to rugby league and league tag, as well as providing programs to improve their skill level.
Club President, Ryan White, said the club has supported teams for young girls for five seasons now and sees this as a real growth area for the club and competition.
“There is no doubt that that the support of women’s rugby league from the NRL and representative levels has prompted fantastic growth in the game. In just 12 months, we have gone from 80 to 123 female players, which is fantastic for the club,” Ryan said.
“This funding from Greater Bank will help us to continue to promote ladies league tag and rugby league in the area and run clinics and additional programs to continue to improve the skill level and understanding of the game.
“We hope this will be a real catalyst to drive more numbers and grow the game for young ladies in our area.”
Both runners-up for the February round, Ctrl+Alt+Del FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team and Wollongong Wolfden will each receive a $500 grant to go towards their operational costs.
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Greg Creagan, said the program continues to have such a positive impact on community groups across the Illawarra.
“The #GreaterIllawarra program is a great example of how a small but generous funding contribution can go a long way towards supporting and promoting a community group,” said Mr Creagan.
Our winner this month is doing great things to promote women’s sport, and we are confident that through this funding they will continue to grow the sport and drive greater participation over the next 12 months and beyond. | Greg Creagan, Greater Bank Regional Manager
The #GreaterIllawarra program continues in May, with voting now open until Wednesday, 26 June. In the running this month to share in $3,000 will be Figtree High School PDU, Still Trucken Festival and Minnamurra Public School.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaterillawarra or visit any Greater Bank branch.
“It doesn’t take long to submit your vote, but collectively the effort you make will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the local community,” Mr Creagan said.
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaterillawarra and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.