Recipients 2018

Port Adelaide Softball Club

 With no “home ground” as such, the club is required to transport the equipment bags for up to 11 teams to trainings and games in order to have playing and safety (shades/first aid kits) equipment available for all participants. 

The club has a dynamic and ever expanding membership, moving from four teams to eleven teams in the last eight years.  PASC’s membership consists of people from all ages (from 8 years to 75 years) from a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds and social status.    There is essential equipment needed to play softball and this can be expensive and exclude members of the community from the sport.  This is the reason why PASC provides equipment for use at trainings and games.  It is also important that the club equipment is safe for use, organised, well maintained and easily accessed by all PASC players regardless of the grade played. 

PASC President – Lynnie Callaghan says “Receiving support from Clubs SA has enabled PASC to have an appropriately sized and safe trailer for all members of the PASC Softball community.  It is well known that sport provides many benefits for all people; besides the obvious physical benefits, includes increasing confidence, improving self-esteem, building friendships, developing resilience and reducing obesity as well improving quality of life.”

Clubs SA Sponsorship & Events Coordinator Kristy Amato says, “Clubs SA is proud to assist a Club such as the Port Adelaide Softball Club, providing the trailer ensures all players can have playing and saftety equipment available”

 

Pictured

PASC Juniors

from left to right – Emily Haller, Lynnie Callaghan, Marni Chandler and Georgia Kite

Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club - New "MAL" Boards to help save lives

 

Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club - New "MAL" Boards to help save lives

Clubs SA, in conjunction with IGC, was thrilled to assist the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club by providing $9 975 for the purchase of five “MAL” paddle boards.  These boards will not only allow the Seacliff SLSC juniors to compete in surf competitions, but most importantly will enable the kids to learn how to save people who encounter trouble in the waters off our beaches.

The paddle boards are a core component of saving lives and these kids, aged between 12 and 14, will be able to learn the skills necessary to make our SA beaches a safe and enjoyable place to be.

Clubs SA CEO Mike Penfold says, “Clubs SA is proud to assist a Club such as the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club by providing vital pieces of equipment that will save lives.  It is terrific to see these kids, many of them young women, training to save lives and becoming an integral part of their community.

Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club Treasurer, Gareth Gray says, “the new boards are a key component in teaching our teenage members water rescue skills. The boards are specifically designed for our next generation life savers. Having the equipment they need greatly increases their ability to train and learn crucial lifesaving skills. Having the correct equipment has been a key strategy in our female retention program at the club and we thank Clubs SA and IGC for their support”.

 

The Adelaide Cricket Club (ACC) “The Buffalos” was formed on the 12th of September 1905 for the prime purpose of providing the residents of the City of Adelaide the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of cricket. The Club has grown and developed over the years and is now one of the leading Grade Cricket clubs affiliated with Adelaide South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) with our club rooms and home ground at Margaret Street, Glandore.

 For the next three cricket seasons, the junior grades have secured the rights to play at the University of Adelaide playing fields on Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach. These are some of the best junior facilities in the competition and will allow our juniors to play all their home games on turf grounds, something that is uncommon at junior level.

 In keeping with Health and Safety obligations, the Club strives to be a sun safe club with regular breaks for hydration, sun block application etc.  Consequently, in August this year “The Buffaloes” applied for Funding Assistance through the Clubs SA Grant Process and were granted funds to purchase suitable shelters / marquees for their junior playing fields at West Beach.

Below:  Kristy Amato - Clubs SA, Sponsorship & Events Coordinator presenting the funding cheque to Andrew Ramage of ACC