Sporting clubs plan for clean-up
WHILE the plight of the Capricorn Country Club was revealed in yesterday’s The Morning Bulletin it would appear our country cousins are also set to do things tough, at least in the short term.
Both Moura and Baralaba courses have suffered from floodwaters covering their greens and fairways.
At Baralaba the water is receding but it was higher than previous floods with the water passing through the clubhouse.
Central Queensland golf spokesman Gurney Clamp said his organisation was not in a position to assist stricken clubs financially but believed there was assistance available through the Sports and Recreation Department.
The Sports and Recreation website indicates that clubs may be eligible for assistance for the repair or replacement of infrastructure with grants up to $20,000 covering capital works.
Clamp said the courses at Baralaba and Moura should not suffer from missing out on lucrative tournaments as their season only really gets underway in mid-February.
Football: A number of pitches will have suffered from flood damage but the most worrying is Jardine Park.
This season the Cougars are back at Jardine Park but that pitch is under water and may require a lot of work, and more than a little luck, to have it up to standard for the opening of the Hyundai QSL season.
The Cougars are scheduled to host Southern Cross United on March 12.
Cougars chief executive Bevan Dingley remains hopeful the club will still be able to get on to Jardine Park by that date, but said the fixture may have to be transferred to Gladstone.
Indoor Hockey: Due to the flood situation there will be no competition games played from January 10-16.
Spokesman Joseph Rudolph said the committee will review the situation before a decision is made to re-commence fixtures.
All teams will be awarded a point for the postponed games.
For further information contact Joseph Rudolph on 0431 523 008 or Cameron Willie 0427 973 840.
Cricket: The Rockhampton Cricket Association met last night. President Peter Wells said the meeting was to discuss the Twenty20 and the Country Carnival.
Wells admitted there were also concerns how the 2010-11 competition could be completed.
Netball: All courts are under water at Jardine Park with Rockhampton Netball Association president Barb Ahmat concerned the grass courts may require extensive repair work.
All courts need to be in good condition for the first major carnival in June.
Clubs making recovery plans once the floods recede or changing training schedules are asked to let The Morning Bulletin know by phoning Alan on 4930 4262 from tomorrow.