December 2nd, 2020
Wynnum Wolves FC has launched a community campaign to build a new scoreboard at Carmichael Park, with the club’s major sponsors Trident Services Australia kicking it off with a $5000 donation. After vandals did significant damage in November 2020 to the control box of the old scoreboard, housed at the back of the screen, the club has decided to focus its efforts on building a new, more secure scoreboard structure as a legacy Centenary Project for the club in its 100th year in 2021.
“Everyone at the club was shattered when the new dugouts and scoreboard were damaged by vandals,” Wynnum Wolves FC Club President, Rabieh Krayem said. “It was a disgusting act, particularly after everyone at the club has put so much effort and passion to improving the club’s facilities leading into next year’s Centenary. We take so much pride in our club and our facility here at Wynnum Wolves, so it really hit our members hard. The offers of help from within, and outside, our community were overwhelming to tell you the truth. We count ourselves so fortunate to be part of an extremely passionate, connected and strong Football community, especially here at Wynnum Wolves.”
Despite being inundated with individual offers of assistance to clean up the damage and graffiti caused by the vandals, Krayem said the club’s wonderful major sponsors – Trident Services Australia – had stepped up to the mark to organise a team of cleaners to come in and repair the graffiti damage. However, the scoreboard repairs will require a more expensive fix. Wynnum Wolves FC used its Senior Presentation event on Saturday 28 November to announce the club’s Centenary Scoreboard Legacy Project and funding campaign, with Trident immediately putting itself front and centre to kick-off the fundraising effort.
Trident Managing Director, Perry Dollar, said it was the least Trident could do to support the club. “We have come on board with Wynnum Wolves not just as sponsors, but as partners in building a strong Football club for the community of Wynnum for the next 100 years,” he said. “The club’s volunteers have worked tirelessly this year to maintain and improve facilities at the club, despite the enormous pressures and restrictions of Covid.
They need support, and quite frankly they need a break. That’s why we are sending in our team to deal with the clean-up. “We’re also proud to support the Centenary Scoreboard project because we don’t want to see parents being hit in their hip-pockets for the damage caused by this disgusting crime.”
Wynnum Wolves President, Rabieh Krayem, said the club was indebted to Trident for its amazing support which would enable Wolves to follow through on its commitment to reduce fees across the board for all players in 2021.
Krayem said the Centenary Scoreboard project would be a significant legacy project for the club’s 100th year. Plans and costings for the scoreboard are currently being investigated with a funding target to be confirmed soon.
“All individuals and families who donate to the project will have their donations acknowledged on signage on the new scoreboard structure”.