12 November 2010

Goodna Rugby League Club furious over $12,000 break-in

COMMUNITY sporting clubs do it tough at the best of times, and theGoodna Eagles Rugby League Club is no exception.

So up to $12,000 in theft and damage inflicted on the club in a Tuesday night break-in is going to hurt, according to club president Gary Parker.

The damage includes smashed doors and walls in the club dressing rooms, smashed storage
cabinets and equipment, stolen alcohol and food and an ultrasound machine to treat
injuries worth about $4000.

The canteen and bar were broken into and about $2000 worth of food and spirits stolen.

Parker believes the value of the theft and damage total $12,000.

"Some stuff probably won't get replaced until we've got the money to do so," Parker said.

"It's just another kick in the guts for the club."

The club has recently undergone extensive renovations with demountable change rooms, bar, toilet blocks and spectator seating installed.

They have been partly funded by the club and Ipswich City Council to the tune of $150,000.

Police are investigating the break-and-enter.

Local Councillor Paul Tully said the Ipswich City Council was offering a reward up to $2000 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible.

"Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000," Cr Tully said.

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