Boxing Club donates to sporting students

Preston Parter, Geoffrey Price, and Noel Thompson present Alissa Fort with her funds.

By Euan Morrisson

A Burnett boxing club’s donations will help ease the burden on young sportspeople.

The Eidsvold Boxing Club have donated some hard-earned funds to local athletes to help ease the burden of sports costs.

On Wednesday 27 April, Alissa Fort and Grace Roth, two Eidsvold athletes, were donated funds for their involvement in high-level sporting competitions.

Grace Roth was the junior Stockman Challenge Champion in Dalby on the weekend of the 23 and 24 of April, and Alissa Forth is set to travel to Cairns to represent the Wide Bay for soccer.

Preston Parter is the Principal at Eidsvold State School and one of the volunteer organisers of the Eidsvold Boxing Club.

Parter said that since the club doesn’t have any fighters ready to travel away at the moment, they decided to donate some of the money raised for the club to other sportspeople.

“We like to support our kids as a proactive approach seeing them do well,” Parter said.

“We fundraise at local community events for new gear etc… the latest fundraiser was a movie night at the school – we raised over $500 and wanted to donate back to our students travelling for sports.”

The club also receives Get Started vouchers from the Queensland Government to assist the club with membership fees and insurance.

“We hope it is able to relieve the burden of sports fees and sporting gear,” Parter said.

“We hope that our kids from Eidsvold are encouraged to try for that next level in sports.”

Parter said the two students were chosen because of their merits on and off the field.

“Alissa and Grace are both student leaders within our community and great role models for younger kids. They are also extremely successful across many other areas of sports.”