Beaudesert students jump for joy over new basketball hoops at McAuley College

JUMP BALL: McAuley College students Max and Abi with principal Deidre Young and federal MP Scott Buchholz.
JUMP BALL: McAuley College students Max and Abi with principal Deidre Young and federal MP Scott Buchholz.

Students at Beaudesert's McAuley College are jumping for joy after basketball hoops were installed in their indoor sports facility thanks to $10,000 funding under the Local Schools Community Fund.

On a recent visit to the College, federal MP Scott Buchholz joined principal Deidre Young and students Abi and Max to inspect and try out the new basketball facilities.

Mr Buchholz said it was great to see local school communities benefitting from the Australian government's grant program.

"This is one of many examples we will see over the coming months of local schools, getting on with building projects and delivering programs that are important to them.

"Our local schools community fund empowered local school communities to consider projects that were beyond their existing budgets and get on with them.

"McAuley have successfully delivered new sporting infrastructure for students, utilising funds they have raised and the $10,000 they were successful in receiving under the LSCF," Mr Buchholz said.

Principal of McAuley College, Deidre Young said the school appreciated the ongoing support of Mr Buchholz and the Australian government.

"McAuley College is grateful to the Honourable Scott Buchholz and federal government for their support of our college," she said.

"This is further demonstrated by the recent LSCF grant.

"The basketball hoops have really enhanced our new indoor facility, providing greater opportunities for both our school and the wider community.

"The students were most excited about the new equipment and have enjoyed the ability to play basketball in this space."

The Australian government is providing $30.2 million in 2019-20 for the Local Schools Community Fund.