FUNDS: Gayndah Little Athletics received a grant for new equipment.
FUNDS: Gayndah Little Athletics received a grant for new equipment.

Coles grant 'a huge impact' on small club

THE cost of line-marking paint puts a huge financial strain on Gayndah and District Little Athletics.

That strain will now be lifted as the club received a $3100 grant from Coles thanks to funds raised through the sale of Coles' Community Chiller Bags.

Gayndah and District Little Athletics' vice centre manager Leah Trott said the club will be able to take care of its paint expenses, and also focus on updating equipment to provide engaging activities for the athletes.

"The $3100 grant from Coles will have a huge impact on our centre," she said.

"We are also able to purchase line-marking paint for our grass track.

"The cost of this paint puts a huge drain on the club's finances each season, so funding from Coles will greatly help ease the financial pressures on our small club."

The Little Athletics centre in Gayndah is one of over 160 centres across Australia to receive funding from Coles to replace or expand its sports equipment.

Funds for the grants are raised through the sale of specially-marked chiller bags.

For every bag sold, 25 cents is directed to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund to provide sport equipment grants.

Coles state general manager Jerry Farrell said Coles was happy to provide grants to help the Little Athletics centres.

"The Gayndah and District Little Athletics Centre told us they would like to receive a grant to buy a variety of equipment and line-marking paint and we were delighted to help because we know these are an essential part of Little Athletics to support young budding athletes and parent volunteers," he said.


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