$140,000 boost for juniors
The Bunbury Tennis Club and Bunbury Hockey Club have received donations of $70,000 each for junior development.
The donations come as a memorial fund dedicated to the late Tony Wood, a Bunbury resident with a passion for tennis and hockey, who died in November 2016.
The funds were handed over by Vander and Don Moore on Friday.
Bunbury Tennis Club president Jeff Glossop said the money would be spent on “anything that will help encourage juniors into the sports or the advancement of members skills.”
“We’ve worked together with the hockey association and it’s been a very good joint working party between the two groups so ensure we meet Tony’s wishes,” Glossop said.
“There are guidelines as to how it will be used for juniors and it will be invested over time.”
Bunbury District Hockey Association development officer Sarsha Wetherell said the money would be used to encourage participation in junior hockey and to help less fortunate families afford equipment.
“It’s really quite a phenomenal donation to help encourage kids into sport and we want to set up a starting point to encourage other businesses to add to the fund. They too can help kids enter hockey and tennis by supporting them with coaching and fees,” she said.
“It’s going to be long-term contribution, we want to make sure the Tony Wood Memorial Fund continues to help Bunbury hockey members in 50 to 60 years time.”
“Tony was an esteemed member of Bunbury Hockey Club and his contribution is very much appreciated.”
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