Bathurst Community Op Shop seeking funding for football trailer

In an attempt to provide the community with additional football resources, Bathurst Community Op Shop is seeking funding for a mobile training equipment trailer.

As a part of Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World, non-for-profit organisations can apply for a chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants towards bringing positive changes to communities across Australia.

Op shop president Tony Thorpe wants to bring a mobile football training equipment trailer to Bathurst, to be used by both schools and local football clubs.

“With the op shop still getting back on its feet after last year’s fire, this would provide a bridge between schools and clubs,” he said.

“This will provide a way for football equipment to be stored and make it portable for academies, clubs and schools.

“It will also have a minimised vandalism risk. 

“We could also put at TV in one and use it as a teaching space.” 

Mr Thorpe said the trailer would massively help the community due to the popularity of football in the Bathurst region.

“More than 2500 boys, girls, men and women play organised football, plus referees, coaches, administrators,” he said.

“Six secondary schools, 22 primary government and independent schools have sports programs, where football is in some way a part of a community that can benefit from this resource.” 

The trailer is to be stocked with a LCD screen and a DVD player, as well as football items such as aluminum goal posts, a ball machine, agility poles, trolley bags, dome markers, passing arcs, public address system, marquee, bibs, footballs and portable tables, which are all subject to budget costs.