Donation gives light to club

June 14, 2024 BY

Giving back: A flood light has been donated to the Woady Warriors Football Netball Club by local businesses to brighten the opportunities of young players. Photo: FILE

THE Woady Warriors’ young netballers now have a flood light to train under at Smythesdale thanks to donations from local businesses.

The 600-watt flood light was donated by AWM Electrical Ballarat and installed by Damien Maher from Flash Electric with the help of Regional Contractors.

“One of our builders who’s a dad mentioned he had a friend who was a contractor and they he would approach them,” said Adam Liversage, club president.

“I got a call from that person the next day and they said, ‘yes, we’d be quite happy to donate a flood light’.”

Before the light was installed it was challenging and dangerous for netballers to train.

“The winter months in Ballarat kick in and it gets darker a whole lot earlier now,” said Mr Liversage.

“Our netball kids have basically been training at dusk and in the dark.”

This is not the only donation the club has received, with Smythesdale Sand and Soil providing sand to fill potholes and Prestige Denture Clinic giving free mouthguards to children.

Mr Liversage said it’s great to see local businesses supporting community sport.

“We are in a cost-of-living crisis and small businesses are really struggling at the moment,” he said

“It’s really good to see goodwill, particularly with local businesses and local sponsors.”