The Light at the End of the Tunnel for Local Sports Club

By Kirra Livingstone

THE state government has granted $390,996 to the Beerwah Glasshouse United Football Club to upgrade their field lighting, following conversations with the Minister for Sport, Stirling Hinchliffe, in June this year.

BeeGees president Shaun De Courcy said the lights are around 50 years old and is extremely grateful the club finally have the funds to improve the already great Glass House sporting facility.

“There is an urgent upgrade of lights required here at the sports grounds to maintain our night fixtures, they are very poor at the moment,” he said.

“We’ve had an aging facility with our lights for some time now, being on crown land it’s been hard to find the funds to upgrade the lights. We have been trying a few years now to bring it to fruition.

“We were successful with our proposal and I can’t thank the Queensland Government, sports minister and Andrew Powell MP enough for getting this across the line for us.”

Not only will it benefit the BeeGees, Shaun said it will benefit affiliate clubs too including the touch association, the Glasshouse Cricket Club, and the Tibros Netball Club.

“It means not just for the football club, the cricket, the touch, everyone will benefit and that’s what it’s all about, people coming together for the love of sport and looking after everybody,” he said.

“We have a fantastic facility here on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and this is a major step forward in creating an even bigger facility in time to come.”