A total of 80 Northern-Rivers based community organisations have received $720,000 through CommBank’s Flood Relief Fund to help ongoing recovery efforts, including Lismore Workers Baseball Club and South Lismore Celtics Football Club. Both clubs received a $10,000 Flood Relief Grant from CommBank to help get Lismore’s sporting community back up and running again.
Lismore Workers Baseball Club is the largest club in the Northern Rivers region and provides a strong community setting for Lismore residents to play baseball. The club provides a safe place to learn new skills and fosters a sense of belonging through its focus on inclusivity. Its junior and senior teams bring together several players from low socioeconomic backgrounds or with disability, providing a place to build confidence and relationships.
Speaking about the flood aftermath, the Lismore Workers Baseball Club said: “Our playing fields were completely inundated with flood water. Our sheds were designed and built at a height in which would ensure equipment would never flood, yet just a year later they were all under except for the roof. All our gear was damaged at a devastating cost to our club.