RACQ Foundation supports sporting community after floods


RACQ Foundation volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help Brisbane Basketball Incorporated (BBI) rebound from the devastating floods.

BBI’s clubhouse, playing courts, offices and amenities at Auchenflower were destroyed when the site was inundated in the February/March disaster.

BBI General Manager Hamish Cain said RACQ Foundation was helping to reinstate some of the playing courts by bringing in temporary flooring.

“The current courts aren’t playable due to the flood damage, so the Brisbane Bullets have kindly loaned us one of their courts that was sitting in a 40-foot container and the RACQ Foundation volunteers are helping us move that into place,” Mr Cain said.

“It’s going to allow us to have probably another 20 games here during the week and another 40 games on the weekend and means we can run our NBL1 state league games, which is really special for the team and our supporters.

“We also went under in the 2011 floods. Again, we were lucky RACQ Foundation was able to help us with financial support because we weren’t insured back then.

“So, 11 years later, to have RACQ Foundation still supporting local communities is something that’s so beneficial and we’re grateful they thought of us again”.

RACQ Foundation volunteer Jake Becroft said it was a great opportunity to help the community.

“It’s very rewarding to get away from your day-to-day activities at work and roll up your sleeves to help out people when they really need it, particularly to be able to get this club back up and running which will benefit everyone who uses the centre,” Mr Becroft said.

“It’s a good opportunity for the staff who may not be directly impacted by certain natural disasters to come and give back to the community. 

“It’s about putting our face out there and living up to RACQ’s reputation to be there for people.”

RACQ Foundation will be assisting more south-east Queensland sporting clubs impacted by the 2022 flood event over the next two months. 

It will also soon announce the recipients of its community grants, worth up to $100,000, to assist with repairs following the floods.  

See our website for information about RACQ’s 2022 Flood Response.

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