A great impact story for the town of Borroloola, thanks to the efforts of Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation (Binjari).
For over two years Steve McAllan, a soccer coach at John Moriarty Football Club had noticed that there was no post for any sport on the school oval, which is the centrepiece of the remote town.
Living in a country that is all for sports, it was certainly understandable that this is something that needed to be rectified.
“Often we’d can have up to 50 kids in the afternoon playing on this oval, and with permanent soccer goals this really gives the community the opportunity to play all day with the right equipment” Steve said.
After chance visit to a building site early this year, Steve met Sam Robinson (Robbo), one of Binjari’s Construction workers, and candidly enquired buying some steel to make some goals.
Turning opportunity into goodwill and action, Robbo took this request back to the Binjari CEO who offered a solution by donating a pair of soccer goals, with the blessing of the Binjari Board. This gesture was profoundly felt throughout the whole Borroloola community.
“Robbo and his team have been nothing but brilliant with professionalism with their trade and hard work. They are passionate about their work and are very detailed.” recalls Steve.
“I can not thank you and the team enough for putting this together this will change the community in a huge positive way.”