In the 2022 - 2023 financial year our Community contribution was:

$1,177,925.23

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MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS

Elevating dreams, empowering our community.

Magpies Community Grants, a beacon of support from Magpies Sporting Club, is here to make a difference. Since its inception in 2022 we’ve proudly granted a total of $74,700 cash to talented local athletes and impactful charities!

Our commitment continues in 2024 with financial assistance available four times a year in three inspiring grant categories.

  1. Local Sporting Champions – Men in Sport Grant
  2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant
  3. Thriving Communities Grant

Seize the opportunity by completing the online application form below, refer to notable dates for application periods and eligibility.

LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT

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WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR A LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT?

The grants will allow up to a maximum of $1,750 in financial assistance over the 3 sporting event tiers, once a year. Eligible applicants can apply for 1 sporting event per tier, once a year.

Example a) if an applicant attends a state and international event in 2024, they are able to apply for a national event without waiting a year. b) if the applicant applies for all 3 event tiers in 2024 they must wait until 2025 before being eligible again.

The following grants are available under 3 sporting event tiers:
β€’ Queensland sporting event β€”$250
β€’ National sporting eventβ€”$500
β€’ International sporting eventβ€”$1,000

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT?

Applicants that are eligible to apply for this grant are those who:β€’ have competed or officiated (as an athlete, coach, referee or scorer) at a Queensland, National or International sporting eventβ€’ are residents of Mackay (6 months post sporting event)β€’ have participation at the sporting event confirmed by a coach, manager or sports governing bodyβ€’ have not received funding under the same sporting event tier of the same grant in the same calendar yearβ€’ complete and submit the application within 6 months post the sporting event

TIME TO SHINE – WOMEN IN SPORT GRANT

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WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLEΒ FOR THE TIME TO SHINE – WOMEN IN SPORT GRANT?

The grants will allow up to a maximum of $1,750 in financial assistance over the 3 sporting event tiers, once a year. Eligible applicants can apply for 1 sporting event per tier, once a year.

Example a) If an applicant attends a Queensland or International event in 2024, they are eligible to apply for a National event without waiting a year. B) A successful applicant in 2024 must wait until 2025 before being eligible again for that same event tier.

The following grants are available under the 3 sporting event tiers:β€’ Queensland sporting eventβ€”$250β€’ National sporting eventβ€”$500β€’ International sporting eventβ€”$1,000

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE TIME TO SHINE – WOMEN IN SPORT GRANT?

Applicants that are eligible to apply for this grant are females who:β€’ have competed at a Queensland, National or International sporting eventβ€’ are residents of Mackay (6 months post sporting event)β€’ have participation at the sporting event confirmed by a coach, manager or sportsΒ governing bodyβ€’ have not received funding under this grant tier within the same calendar yearβ€’ complete and submit the application within 6 months post the sporting event

THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANTS

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WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

The grant will allow up to a maximum of $1,000 in financial assistance per organisation, once a year for different projects, programs or initiatives.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

Charities, groups, social enterprises, schools or organisations:β€’ who are based in Mackayβ€’ whose project, program or initiative will directly benefit the Mackay communityβ€’ that have not received funding under this grant tier for the same project, program or initiative in the previous calendar year

WHAT PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

Projects, programs or initiatives with a charitable purpose can apply for this grant. Examples of the kinds of projects, programs or initiatives that may receive grants include:
β€’ education/training
β€’ emergency systems
β€’ mental health support
β€’ improving infrastructure
β€’ purchase of equipment
β€’ urban greening
β€’ reducing climate risk

APPLYING

Once you have submitted the application, Magpies Sporting Club will assess it against the funding guidelines at their discretion.

FUNDING DECISIONS

Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application via phone or email, prior to the date scheduled for the announcement of the winners of that particular quarter.

Note: If your application has been approved, your organisation will receive an approval email that will outline the next steps. If your application is approved and your project/program is scheduled to take place in the future or requires confirmation of other funding, Magpies Sporting Club will credit the successful grant amount upon proof of acquittal on the completion of the project/program.

OVER $1.1 MILLION CONTRIBUTED LAST FINANCIAL YEAR

 

Our success enabled us to contribute over $1.1 million to the Mackay community in the 2022-2023 financial year.

$1,177,925.23 to be exact

UPCOMING MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS EVENTS

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MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS Q2 APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for Quarter 2 of Magpies Community Grants open 9am 1st of April 2024. Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories.

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MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS Q3 APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for Quarter 3 of Magpies Community Grants open 9am 1st of July 2024. Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories.

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MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS Q4 APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for Quarter 4 of Magpies Community Grants open 9am Monday 2nd September. Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories.

CASE STUDY

U18 KANAKA MACKAY TEAM

Magpies Sporting Club have supported the Kanaka Proud Cup since it was established in 2017Β to honour, celebrate and to share the history of the families that were taken from their South Sea Island’s and bought over to Australia to be …

MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS HAS HELPED

122 Army Cadet Unit – Upgrade of Emergency Safety Lighting – $800 Grant
Adele Ginns – Gold Stars Satellite Squad – $200 Grant
Adison Byrd – Track & Field National Championships – $400 Grant
Aiden Porter – Track & Field Australian Championships – $450 Grant
Ainsley Carey – Queensland Netball State Championships – $200 Grant
Alexander Tassan – U16 Boys State Softball Championships – $200 Grant
Alley Simpson – U16 National Basketball Championships – $400 Grant
Amarco Doyle – U20 Basketball Mens Nationals – $400 Grant
Andrew Baxter – Softball Open Mens State Championships – $200 Grant
Andrew Baxter – Softball: Mens Open Team State Titles – $200 Grant
Anneka O’Donnell – QRSS Swimming Championships – $200 Grant
Archie Roney – Basketball QLD Boys State Championships – $300 Grant
Archie Roney – Track and Field: Queensland Schools State Event – $200 Grant
Australian Wildlife Rescue Services – Humidicrib for Injured Joey’s – $800 Grant
Ava Pearl – Irish Dance at AIDA Qld State Championships – $200 Grant
Beau Secher – Auscycling BMX National Championships – $400 Grant
Ben Eggleton – U15 National Hockey Championships – $450 Grant
Blake Potter – ASB Futsal Tournament – $700 Grant
Breanna Kelleher – Brisbane City Youth Ballet – $200 Grant
Broken Ballerina – Domestic Violence Event – $1,000 Grant
Bucasia State School – Cricket Pitch Maintenance – $500 Grant
Caleb Cassells – Basketball State Championship – $200 Grant
Charlotte McGuinness – Netball QLD Senior State Age Championships – $200 Grant
Chloe Lebeter – Speedway Sedans: National Titles – $450 Grant
Chloe Potter – AASCF Cheer Battles, State & Nationals – $400 Grant
Coby Hughes – U14 North QLD Junior Basketball Competition – $400 Grant
Cody McCall – Queensland Sprint Swimming Championships – $200 Grant
Community Accommodation & Support Agency – Christmas Drive Food – $800 Grant
Crossroad Arts – Auslan Interpreters – $787 Grant
Dakota Daniel – QRSS Swimming Championships – $200 Grant
Danielle Jones – Indoor Cricket: Australian Indoor Cricket Masters – $450 Grant
Darcy Cabassi – National Youth Touch Championships – $400 Grant
David Garnham – Basketball: U18 Div 1 State Championships – $200 Grant
Dragons Softball Club – Junior Development Program – $450 Grant
Dylan Secher – BMX World Championships – $800 Grant
Ebony Temple – National U15 Outdoor Hockey – $400 Grant
Eden Falconer – Qld Secondary School State Touch Football Championships – $200 Grant
Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club – Foam Nipper Boards – $500 Grant
Element YTH – Youth Camp 2023 – $300 Grant
Eliana Ness – U12 Girls National AFL – $400 Grant
Elizabeth Lee – Track & Field Australian Championships – $450 Grant
Ella Bounden – Swimming: State Championships – $450 Grant
Ella Francis – Basketball: North Qld Junior Basketball Competition – $200 Grant
Ellie Marsh – Track and Field: Queensland Schools State Event – $450 Grant
Emma Widdup – Table Tennis: Australian Veterans – $200 Grant
Emmett Counsell – Softball State Championships – $200 Grant
Emmi Burgess – Netball State Championships – $200 Grant
Ethan Weiss – Queensland Mountain Bike Championships – $200 Grant
Felicity Harris – U15 State School AFL Championship – $200 Grant
Felicity Harris – U15 State School Girls AFL Championship – $200 Grant
Finley Philbin – Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Flynn Godfrey – Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championships – $450 Grant
Flynn Steindl – U18 Men Indoor Hockey State & National Championships – $500 Grant
Flynn Steindl – National Boys U15 Outdoor Hockey – $400 Grant
George Street Neighbourhood Centre – Community Garden – $1,000 Grant
Georgia Rye – Hockey State Titles – $200 Grant
Georgia Rye – U15 Queensland Hockey State Program – $200 Grant
Glenella State School – Fundraising Trivia Night – $500 Grant
Glenella State School – Fundraising – $500 Grant
Gorga Randell – QLD School Sport U13-U19 State Cricket Championships – $200 Grant
Habana Rural Fire Service – Equipment Upgrade – $500 Grant
Haiden Mellifont – National Mens U18 Outdoor Hockey – $400 Grant
Haiden Mellifont – National U18 Men’s Hockey Championships – $400 Grant
Hamiora Borchardt – Capricornia Basketball Side – $200 Grant
Hana Taare – Qld State Golf Championship – $200 Grant
Hannah Ness – Queensland School Sport Swimming – $200 Grant
Hanni Steindl – Basketball: Womens National Basketball League – $450 Grant
Harper Shields – QLD State Touch Football Championship U12 – $200 Grant

Harry Copley – Queensland School Football Championship U13-U16- $200 Grant
Hayden Rye – U16 Boys Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Hayley Colless – National Schools Track & Field Championships – $400 Grant
Hayley Colless – Athletics Australia Track and Field Championships – $400 Grant
Hayley Colless – Track and Field: Queensland Athletic Championships – $200 Grant
Headspace – Teen Mental Health First Aid Training $1,000 Grant
Hibiscus Coast Scouts – 2023 Adventurous Activities Training – $500 Grant
Homebush State School P & C – Fundraising – $200 Grant
Indiana Brough – Gold Coast Suns AFL U18 Academy – $200 Grant
Isabel Eggleton – U13 National Indoor Hockey Championships – $400 Grant
Isabella Cummins – WIDA World Irish Championships – $400 Grant
Isabella Cummins – Irish Dancing: World Championships – $800 Grant
Isabella Piper – Capricornia U12 Girls Rugby League State Team – $200 Grant
Issac Quartly– School Sports Australia Boys U12 Hockey Championship – $400 Grant
Jack Kearines – Queensland Mens Hockey U18 State Championship – $200 Grant
Jacob Cockayne – Borneo Futsal Cup – $750 Grant
Jade Bounden – Queensland Sprint Swimming Championships – $200 Grant
Jade Bounden – Swimming: RHMC Queensland Sprint Championships – $450 Grant
Jake Pettigrew – Queensland School Football Championship U13-U16 – $200 Grant
James Allen – Australian Schools Softball National Championship – $400 Grant
James Galea – Track & Field Australian Championships – $400 Grant
Jasper Godfrey – Australian Age Division Junior Golf Championship – $600 Grant
Jasper Godfrey – Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championships – $450 Grant
Jaxon Maluga – U16 National Softball Boys Championships – $400 Grant
Jaxon Maluga – Softball Australia National U14 Boys – $400 Grant
Jaxon Maluga – Under 16 Boys State Softball Championships – $200 Grant
Jordan Hollywood – U16 Boys Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Juanita Barkee – Australian Darts Nationals Championships – $400 Grant
Kaiden Neilsen – Australian School Sport Swimming Championships – $400 Grant
Kaiden Neilsen – Swimming: QLD Sprint Championships – $200 Grant
Kalyan Youth Services – First Aid Kits – $500 Grant
Kayce Hoani-Vincent – Squash at Qld Secondary Schools Trans Tasman Exchange – $250 Grant
Kayce Hoani-Vincent – Athletics Australia Track and Field Championships – $400 Grant
Kayce Hoani-Vincent – Track and Field: National Schools Track and Field Event – $450 Grant
Keeva Mohan – Indoor Cricket Nationals – $400 Grant
Keeva Mohan – Indoor Cricket: U18 State Team – $450 Grant
Kidney Support Network – Equipment – $500 Grant
Kirsty Hoani – Australian All Schools Athletics Championships – $250 Grant
Kirsty Hoani – Squash: Queensland Team State Event – $200 Grant
Knox Taylor – Rugby Union State Championships – $200 Grant
Kristen Rowlands – Cross Duathlon at National Multisport Festival – $400 Grant
Kucom Theatre Inc – Stage Lighting- $1,000 Grant
Lani Minster – Capricornia Girls Australian Football State Championship – $200 Grant
Leila Menso – Netball Queensland Junior State Age Titles – $200 Grant
Leo McGuinness – QLD Touch Football Junior State Cup – $200 Grant
Liana Herrington – Pole Vault – Qld State School Championships – $200 Grant
Liana Herrington – Australian Junior Athletics Championships – $400 Grant
Lily Philbin – U16 Girls Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Lochie Roney – U12 Basketball Queensland Boys State Championships – $200 Grant
Mack PopCon – Towards 2022 Pop Culture Convention – $1,000 Grant
Mackay and District Mountain Bike Club – Jigsaw Jumps – $500 Grant
Mackay Animal Rescue Society – Crate Training Foster Puppies – $700 Grant
Mackay Chamber Music Festival – Music Festival – $500 Grant
Mackay Cyclones Swimming Club – Uniform – $800 Grant
Mackay Gymnastics – Equipment for special needs & U5’s – $985.60 Grant
Mackay Hawks Softball – Protective equipment and player equipment – $1,000 Grant
Mackay Kennel Club – Office Equipment – $500 Grant
Mackay Mens Shed – Automated External Defibrillator – $1,000 Grant
Mackay Northern Beaches SHS – Football Goals for Development Program – $1,000 Grant
Mackay PCYC – Bikes for Bike Education – $500 Grant
Mackay Pet Rescue – Cat Net Enclosures – $600 Grant
Mackay Pet Rescue – Equipment purchase of soft crates for rescue animals – $1,000 Grant
Mackay Rainbow Pride – Equipment – $300 Grant
Mackay Surf Life Saving Club – First Aid Equipment – $500 Grant
Mackay Surf Life Saving Club – iPad & Case for Training – $613 Grant
Mackay Swimming Academy – Accommodation for Great Barrier Swim Meet – $1,000 Grant
Mackay Swimming Academy – Great Barrier Reef Swim Meet 50th Anniversary – $500 Grant
Mackay Wanderers Football Club – Shade Structures – $1,000 Grant

Mackenzie Allen– Open Women’s QLD Softball State Championship – $200 Grant
Mackenzie Neilsen – Swimming: QRSS Championships – $200 Grant
Mackenzie Nielsen – Australian School Sport Swimming Championships – $400 Grant
Mackenzie Rumpf – Softball State Championships – $200 Grant
Madison Malagueno – Aquathlon/Swimming/Surf Lifesaving: State Events – $200 Grant
Marli Ferrington – Equitation and Show Jumping: State Event – $200 Grant
Matilda Wiggins – U15 Qld Cricket State Championships – $400 Grant
Mia Mallett – Futsal: 14/15 National Selection – $500 Grant
Mikayla Webb – Australian Track and Field Championship – $400 Grant
Miley Barrow – Athletics Australia Track and Field Championships – $200 Grant
Miley Barrow – U14 Softball Regional Championships – $400 Grant
Millie Mounsey – Queensland Irish Dance State Championships – $200 Grant
Miranda Cassells – U18 Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Mischa Dinsdale – Netball State Titles – $200 Grant
Misty Halls – Australian Ballet School & Qld Ballet Academy – $400 Grant
Mitchell Hope – U13 Boys Indoor Hockey National Championships – $400 Grant
MNBHS Stingers HPV Kart Racing Team – STEM Challenge – $500 Grant
Montana Townley – Swimming: Queensland Sprint Championships – $200 Grant
Natalie Dillon – Softball QLD Masters – $200 Grant
Nate McKinnon – Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships – $450 Grant
Nate Potter – National School Futsal Championships – $400 Grant
Nate Wales – Hockey Australia Boys U13 Indoor Cup – $400 Grant
Noah Porter – Track & Field Australian Championships – $450 Grant
Oliver Rule – Australian Cross Country Championship – $400 Grant
Olivia Knight – Queensland Highland Dancing Championships – $400 Grant
Parker Coleman – U14 Div 1 Basketball Nationals – $200 Grant
Pascoe Gould – QLD Representative School Sport (Football) – $200 Grant
Peyton Barrow – Under 16’s State Softball Championships – $200 Grant
Phoenix Place – Defibrillator – $1,000 Grant
Pioneer Catchment and Landcare – Laptop – $896 Grant
Pioneer Community Pre-School & Kindergarten – Cubby House upgrades – $1,000 Grant
Pioneer Potters – Garden Equipment – $500 Grant
Pioneer Valley Mens Shed – Power Tools – $1,000 Grant
Queensland Justices Association – Training – $300 Grant
Rebecca Symons – QLD Netball School Sport Championships – $200 Grant
Robert Pendleton – World Eightball Pool Championships – $700 Grant
Rosey Cameron – Indo Pacific Cup Karate Championships – $700 Grant
Sam Riggs – National Mens U18 Outdoor Hockey – $400 Grant
Sangwani Chinula – Queensland Rugby Union State Championships – $200 Grant
Sangwani Chinula – Rugby Union: U13 State Championships – $200 Grant
Sarah Purnell – Irish Dancing: Australian Event – $450 Grant
Sarina Pony Club Incorporated – Kitchen Upgrade – $850 Grant
Sherry Harvey – Basketball QLD State Championships – $200 Grant
Skye Nicolson – U13 National Hockey Championships – $400 Grant
Sophie Stubbs – Queensland Surf Lifesaving Youth Championships – $200 Grant
St Helens Beach Progress Association – Outdoor Entertainment Package – $709.49 Grant
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – Play Equipment Upgrade – $300 Grant
St Mary’s Netball Club – Equipment – $966.59 Grant
Tahlee Keane – Irish Dancing: World Championships – $800 Grant
Taj Goodwin – U16 Boys Basketball State Championships – $200 Grant
Tamika Ness – Queensland School Sport Swimming – $200 Grant
Teen Shed Mackay – Boot Camp Education – $500 Grant
Teuila Tuugavao Soe – U11 Rugby League State Championship – $200 Grant
The Neighbourhood Hub – Upkeep & Maintenance of Centres – $500 Grant
Thomas Henderson – National Age Swimming Championships – $400 Grant
Toby Rule – Little Athletics Queensland State Championships – $200 Grant
Toby Rule – Track and Field: Australian Schools National Event – $450 Grant
Tori Minster – Gymnastics WAG Senior State Championship Level 7-10 – $400 Grant
Tori Minster – Gymnastics: WAG Senior State Championships – $200 Grant
Wenlock Gould – FQ Academy State Championships – $200 Grant
Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival – Youth Literature Festival – $1,000 Grant
Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival – Travel Subsidy – $1,000 Grant
Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival – Travel – $1,000 Grant
Wildlife Care Mackay Inc – Equipment Repairs – $450 Grant
Woodley Gould – Chess Qld State Championships – $200 Grant
Wyatt Mollbhagen – Ninja Parc: Nationals Qualification – $200 Grant
YIRS One Stop Youth Shop Inc – Assist with weekly lunches – $500 Grant
YIRS One Stop Youth Shop – Education – $500 Grant

HELP US, HELP THE COMMUNITY

Help us help the community: When you become a new Magpies member, on your behalf we donate $2 from every membership to a community based organisation of your choice: CQ Rescue, Grapevine Group, Ronald McDonald Family Room Mackay or Kidney Support Network.

Every time you visit our club it helps us, help the community.Β  Join or renew your Magpies membership now.

Join or Renew Now

HELP US, HELP THE COMMUNITY

Help us help the community: When you become a new Magpies member, on your behalf we donate $2 from every membership to a community based organisation of your choice: CQ Rescue, Grapevine Group, Ronald McDonald Family Room Mackay or Kidney Support Network.

Every time you visit our club it helps us, help the community.Β  Join or renew your Magpies membership now.

Join or Renew Now

#MagpiesCommunityGrants

Congratulations to @Brokenballerinainc on successfully securing a Magpies Thriving Community Grant! 🌟

In 2018 Jules and her husband Peter started Broken Ballerina Foundation and commenced raising funds and awareness for domestic violence victims and survivors. This was Jules’ way of helping victims as she had previously faced her own challenges alone and she wanted to help and show them they’re supported and there is a way out of the cycle of domestic violence.

Every year, @Brokenballerinainc hosts a candle lighting vigil in May (domestic violence month) to pay tribute to the victims of domestic violence who lost their lives. This year the event is being held on Saturday 18th May from 5pm until 9pm at the Eimeo Surf Lifesaving Club. Funds from the grant will go towards cost of entertainment on the night and other expenses.  Magpies is thrilled to offer financial assistance to help support their upcoming event! 

For more information about Magpies Community Grants and how to apply, please visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants. 
#ThrivingCommunitiesGrant #MagpiesCommunityGrants #MagpiesCommunity
Magpies are thrilled to announce that Hayley Colless, a dedicated local athlete, has been honoured with the prestigious 'Time to Shine, Women In Sport' Grant. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ¨ 

Throughout 2023, Hayley demonstrated her prowess in athletics, achieving remarkable feats at both state and national levels:

- NQ Championships: 1st in the 90m hurdles with a new meet record and 2nd in the 200m hurdles, earning her a spot on the NQ team for nationals in Perth.
- QLD All School States at QSAC: 2nd in the 200m hurdles and 4th in the 90m hurdles.
- Australian All Schools Nationals in Perth: 6th place finishes in both the 90m hurdles final and the 200m hurdles final, with her 4 x 100m relay team also securing 6th place.

Additionally, Hayley represented the Capricornia team in the 100m sprint and 400m sprint events.
Thanks to the Magpies Community Grant, Hayley and her family received support for travel expenses, accommodation, and entry fees. Congratulations, Hayley, on this well-deserved recognition! 

For more details about Magpies Community Grants and to apply, please visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants.

#MagpiesCommunityGrants #TimeToShine #WomenInSport #AthleticsExcellence
Congratulations to Kaycee Hoani-Vincent, a recent recipient of the Magpies Time to Shine Women in Sport Grant! πŸ†

Kayce represented squash at local, regional and state level of competition. She was selected in the top 5 QLD and NSW combined U19 Girls to be chosen to represent Australia vs New Zealand. With support from the Magpies Community Grant, Kaycee and her family received assistance covering various expenses, including flights, accommodation, transportation, uniforms, and training costs. Congratulations Kaycee on your wonderful sporting achievments! 

For more information about Magpies Community Grants and how to apply, visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants. 

#MagpiesCommunityGrants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport #GoldenAchievement
πŸ€ An update on Isabella Cummins all the way from Belgium.  The Magpies Community Grant Winner has just competed at the WIDA World Championships in Belgium, danced her heart out and came up with the goods - she is now the under 8 World Champion!  A huge acheivement, congratulations Issey! 

#TimeToShine #WomenInSport #MagpiesCommunityGrants #IrishDanceChampion
We're thrilled to announce Flynn Steindl's recognition through Magpies Community Grants! πŸ‘

Flynn, a local sporting champion, showcased his talent at the U18 Men Indoor Hockey State Championships last December. Not only did he compete in the Mackay Indoor hockey competition, but he also excelled as an umpire. His dedication paid off as part of the victorious Mackay U18 men's team at the Division 1 state championships in Kedron, Brisbane. Additionally, Flynn's outstanding performance earned him a spot in the U18 Queensland team for the National Championships in Canberra in January 2024. 

Thanks to the Magpies Community Grant, Flynn received support for his travel expenses, including flights from Mackay to Brisbane, accommodation in Brisbane, and a hire car during his stay. Congratulations, Flynn! 

For more details about Magpies Community Grants and to apply, please visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants.

#MagpiesCommunityGrants #LocalChampion #SportsExcellence
Congratulations to Sarina Pony Club for securing a Magpies Thriving Communities Grant! 

Based in Sarina's rural community at the local Show Grounds, they strive to promote horsemanship and sportsmanship among members, offering coaching, competitions, and fostering a love for equestrian sports. They host various horse riding disciplines, welcoming riders of all levels, including assisted riders. Annually, they organise eight competitions and proudly hosted the QLD State Pony Club Showjumping Championships in 2021. 

The Pony Club has been seeking funding to equip their shed with a kitchen, as they aim to enhance facilities and continue to serve the  community. The Magpies Thriving Communities Grant will help to go towards the costs involved in sealing concrete floor with paint and non slip product, plumbing and fit-out electrical provisions, insulation and lining shed and the installation of fully stainless steel kitchen and sink. We wish The Sarina Pony Club all the very best with their latest project.

#SarinaPonyClub #MagpiesCommunityGrants #PonyClub #MackayGrants
Congratulations to all the Magpies Community Grant winners awarded at our morning tea this morning. 

#MagpiesCommunityGrants
Magpies Community Grants, a beacon of support from Magpies Sporting Club, is making a difference. Since its inception we’ve granted $74,700 to local athletes and charities!
Grants are available for:
β€’ Local Sporting Champions – Men in Sport
β€’ Time to Shine – Women In Sport
β€’ Thriving Communities
Seize the opportunity, apply via Magpies Sporting Clubs website: www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants
#MagpiesCommunityGrants #MagpiesCommunity
This morning we awarded $10,600 in cash grants to local sporting talent & charities in Quarter 4 of Magpies Community Grants. Congratulations to all the deserving Grant winners. This brings our calendar year grants total to $44,700 contributed to 119 very worthy recipients with an even bigger Community Grants program expected for 2024. Photos of this mornings Q4 winners morning tea to come.  #MagpiesCommunity #MagpiesCommunityGrants
⚾ Congratulations to Emmett Counsell on being awarded a Magpies Community Grant, recognising his talent as a local sporting champion.

Emmett started playing softball 6 years ago, since then he has represented Mackay at the State Championships for U14 in 2019-2021 & for U16 in 2022 and 2021. Emmett  has also represented Mackay & District and made the Capricornia teams for 10-12 years in 2019-2021 and 13-19 years in 2023 and was selected in the U14 QLD Softball squad in 2021. In 2022 & 2023 he was also selected to attend the Softball QLD Emerging talent camp. 

Emmett recently attended the U16 & U18 Softball State Championships in September. Travel involved with both, U16 being held in Ipswich and U18 Sunshine Coast. He is  striving for selection in the QLD team. 

Thanks to the Magpies Community Grants cash grant, Emmett and his family were able to recoup some of the costs associated with participating at the State event. We wish Emmett all the best in his future softball sporting endeavours!

For more information about Magpies Community Grants and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants

#MagpiesCommunityGrants #MagpiesCommunity #LocalSportingChampion
πŸ‘πŸŒŸ Congratulations to Georgia Rye, a talented local athlete, for receiving a Magpies 'Time to Shine, Women In Sport' Grant!

Georgia's journey began with her tryout for the Mackay and Districts schoolgirls team, which eventually led her to be selected for the Capricornia hockey team in Rockhampton. Her dedication paid off when she was chosen to represent in the 13-19yrs Girls Hockey State Titles.

In a highly competitive tournament, Georgia and her team performed admirably, securing the 10th position in Queensland. The Magpies Community Grant, assisted Georgia and her family in recouping some of the expenses of attending the State event including travel, accommodation, and meals.

If you're interested in learning more about the Magpies Community Grants program and the application process, please visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants. 

We are proud to continue to support our local talents!

#WomenInSport #CommunitySupport #LocalTalent #MagpiesCommunityGrants #MagpiesCommunity
πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ We are thrilled to announce that Anneka, a dedicated local athlete, has been honoured with the prestigious 'Time to Shine, Women In Sport' Grant. 

Anneka boasts an impressive seven-year journey as a competitive swimmer, proudly representing her school for four years and currently serving as a National representative for her club.

In March, Anneka participated in the highly competitive 2023 QRSS 13-19 Years Swimming Championships in Brisbane. Her exceptional skills earned her the status of a national qualifier in both the 50 Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke events. πŸ₯‡πŸ’ͺ

The support from the Magpies Community Grant has assisted Anneka and her family with the expenses associated with her journey to the Queensland sporting event. This support extended to cover crucial aspects such as travel, accommodation, and meals. 

Anneka's dedication and achievements are truly commendable, and we look forward to witnessing her continued success in the world of swimming.πŸ†

For further details about the Magpies Community Grants program and the application process, kindly visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants. #MagpiesCommunityGrants #TimeToShine #WomenInSport #MagpiesCommunity
πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ James, a rising star in our local sports scene, has been honoured with a well-deserved Magpies Community Grant. πŸ™ŒπŸ€

James showcased his incredible talent at the school nationals, securing fourth place in discus and an admirable fifth place in shotput the previous year. In addition, he proudly represented our region at the Oceania athletics championships and successfully qualified for the Chemist Warehouse Australian Juniors Track and Field Championships this April. 

James displayed incredible prowess in the Discus throw, finishing a remarkable sixth with an impressive distance of 46.72m. He threw 13.48m in shot put and secured eleventh place, his determination is truly commendable. 

Thanks to the generous support of the Magpies Community Grants, James and his family have received invaluable assistance in covering the costs of attending the Australian Junior Championships, including travel and accommodation.

For more information about Magpies Community Grants and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants 

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⚽ Congratulations to Blake Potter on being awarded a Magpies Community Grant, recognising his talent as a local sporting champion.

Blake has loved any form of soccer since he could walk. He began playing outdoor soccer from age 4 and has progressed through different academies and clubs in Victoria until Blake called Queensland home at the start of 2022. He began playing futsal in Mackay mid 2022 and quickly grew to love it! Blake represented Queensland in September 2022 at the National School titles in Brisbane and from there he was selected to represent Australia in June 2023 in Spain. He returned to Brisbane over Easter and played up an age group in the U14's team at the Northern Regional Titles. He will be be returning to the National School titles this September coming and is really excited at the prospect of being selected again to represent Australia if he performs well enough. 

Thanks to the Magpies Community Grants cash grant, Blake and his family were able to recoup some of the costs associated with participating at the international event. We wish Blake all the best in his future Futsal sporting endeavours!

For more information about Magpies Community Grants and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants

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COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

With the cost of fuel, travel and living in general on the rise, this generous support goes a long way towards bringing dreams to reality.

Andrew Wilcox MP

Maggie’s does more than just nurture 2,300 sporting members, they also give back to community

Councillor Michelle Green

Love what Magpies Sporting Club does for the Mackay community

Jacky Gould

Great place. An icon in Mackay. Love the way it contributes to sporting organisations.

Matilda Internet – Google Review

This extraordinary organisation who not only provide phenomenal sporting pathways for our youth and seniors but a club with a social conscience who genuinely cares for and contributes to our wider community.

Councillor Michelle Green

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Magpies Sporting Club respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Yuwi and Widi people, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to the young emerging leaders.