BEST WISHES TO OUR TOWNSVILLE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES

UPDATED INFORMATION

To All Associations

As you know Townsville Hockey Association has been devastated by the recent floods with both pitches and buildings being inundated and both pitches requiring replacement. No doubt you will have seen in the media, requests for events not to be moved away from Townsville and asking for time to rebuild their community.

Townsville President, Annette Maidment and Board Members are working tirelessly to attract funding and the Townsville hockey community would appreciate any support your Association and Members can provide to assist their efforts to get their facility restored as quickly as possible.

HQ is working closely with THA and Hockey Australia to secure $2m government funding to support the restoration of the facility as quickly as possible and THA have organised Polytan who are available to begin the 4-6 week pitch replacement as soon as funding is confirmed.

The Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Sport visited THA this afternoon to inspect the damage and discuss financial support and HA are working with the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Federal Minister for Sport.

George Christensen, Federal Member for Dawson has been in communication with THA and has advised he will aim to meet with Minister McKenzie while in Canberra next week.

Scott Stewart, State Member for Townsville was the first to visit the site and provided information to the Hon Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

HQ and HA are working with SportAus Senior Management with the aim of progressing funding.

However, in case the announcement of government funding is delayed, HQ is also working on alternative arrangements for the U18 State Championships.

Should you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me.

Sue McLatchey
Manager Hockey Operations

HOCKEY QUEENSLAND
A PO Box 246 Morningside Q 4170
P 07 3399 6577 M 0412 413324 F 07 3399 6969 W www.hockeyqld.com.au

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30/04/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CHA Board Meeting
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