Club Development Fund recipients announced

Tuesday 20 December, 2022
34 clubs have received funding from the Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund
A further 12 Motorsport Australia affiliated clubs will share in more than $12,000 through the 2022 Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund.

The second round of funding for this year will see clubs utilise these funds for the purchase of much needed event system upgrades, as well as providing officials with upgrades to vital equipment.
Supported by Supercheap Auto, the program is targeted at supporting the growth and development of affiliated clubs and has delivered grants of more than $100,000 through Motorsport Australia over recent years.

This round of grants also sees several affiliated official based clubs receiving funding, including the Queensland Motor Race Officials Association, who will use the support to purchase new flag kits and for training new officials.
QMROA Club Secretary Corey Dyer said that the grant will assist the club with the purchase of the equipment that will be a vital stepping stone that paves the way to the club’s success and strategic growth into the future.

“The grant will enable QMROA to acquire 13 sets of flags, which will allow us to independently run large events or a few smaller events simultaneously around Queensland as the need dictates,” Dyer said.
The Queensland Fire & Rescue Club (QFRC), where Dyer is also Secretary, will receive funding toward recovery equipment. Dyer said the funding was a much-needed boost.

“Like much of our emergency rescue equipment, we hope that we never need to use it on a competitor that should come to grief, but it fills us, and no doubt our competitors, with considerable peace of mind that if the worst happens, we have the best state-of-the-art equipment on standby if it’s required,” Dyer added.

“On behalf of the Executive Committees of both clubs, I would like to thank Motorsport Australia and Supercheap Auto for sponsoring the purchase of this equipment and supporting us all whilst we continue to support motorsport at all levels both in Queensland and nationally. Both clubs are very excited about their respective purchases.”
Wanneroo Flag Marshal Association in Western Australia will also receive funding toward the purchase of emergency recovery equipment.
Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca congratulated the successful clubs.

“The Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund is an important program for our affiliated clubs and we are so pleased to be able to provide these funds for much needed equipment and support,” Arocca said.

“All clubs play a vital role in delivering motorsport across the country, and these 12 clubs selected in round two of the 2022 funding program are certainly worthy recipients. It’s very pleasing to see the funds assisting in all aspects of the sport, including for our officials who are the lifeblood of motorsport.

“A big thank you must go to Supercheap Auto, who this year have made the program possible. Partners like Supercheap Auto really do care about grassroots motorsport and support our passion to deliver important initiatives for these clubs.”

Queensland and WA clubs represent the majority of funding recipients for this round with four clubs from each state. Clubs in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria will also benefit from the fund. With round two now complete, a total of 34 Motorsport Australia affiliated clubs have been supported by the program in 2022.

The Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund will be back again in 2023, with application dates and further information to be announced early in the new year.
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