The Aspley Rugby League Football Club could save thousands of dollars each year, with Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP securing $80,000 for a new stormwater harvesting system.


The club is currently spending just under $20,000 annually per field, to water their playing fields at two locations.


Luke Howarth MP said reducing the impact of water costs would mean the club would be able to focus its attention and finances on its players and club community.


“Sport has the power to bring people together,” said Luke Howarth MP.


“It teaches discipline, confidence and a good work ethic and allows people to physically achieve more than, sometimes, they ever thought they could.


“I’m thrilled to have been able to help the club secure this funding, so the Aspley Rugby League Football Club can become more environmentally and financially stable.”


Aspley RLFC Business Manager Kathy Gill said with over 600 Junior and Senior players, the club’s priority “is to provide the best facilities we can”.


“The funding will significantly improve cash flow, which will enable our club to put more funds back into the game we all love.”