Woolworths Sugarland store manager Ross Henderson and Salvation Army Captain Phil Sharp with donation recipients from Bundaberg basketball, netball and gliding clubs.
Woolworths Sugarland store manager Ross Henderson and Salvation Army Captain Phil Sharp with donation recipients from Bundaberg basketball, netball and gliding clubs. Scottie Simmonds BUNCHE

Woolworths floods clubs with cash

BUNDABERG sporting organisations have shared in a windfall of more than $230,000 in flood damage funding from national supermarket chain Woolworths.

The funding was allocated as part of the Salvation Army Flood Appeal and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority's Join Forces program.

Representatives from local sporting groups met at the Sugarland Woolworths yesterday for a special presentation ceremony.

As part of the funding, Bundaberg Netball Association and Bundaberg Basketball Association each received $100,000 to help with repairs to their sporting facilities.

The Bancroft Camp Draft and Sports Association received $25,000, while the Bundaberg Gliding Club and Bundaberg Marching Association each received $4000.

Netball association president Shelley Naumann said the donation would go a long way towards repairing their flood-damaged courts on Quay St East.

"We're absolutely blown away by this," she said.

"It's very generous and we're very grateful."