Fortitude Valley Junior Rugby League Football Club

8 May 2017

Meet one of the Queensland winners of our Origin LPG sports grant competition.

Australians love a good rivalry. 

Whether it's barbs thrown between Sydneysiders and Melburnians, an ongoing standoff between Holden and Ford aficionados, or a good old-fashioned debate on which code is the "real" footy – everybody's sure to have an opinion.

So when the Fortitude Valley Junior Rugby League Football Club threw down a challenge of their own, we couldn't resist their cheek.

"Don't tell Darren Lockyer, but we think we might have developed an even greater player," wrote Daniel Walker, President of the Fortitude Valley Junior Rugby League Football Club, in his winning entry. 

"It's 'King' Wally Lewis, who is a famous product of the mighty Valleys Diehards."

And the Valleys Diehards, as they're also called, can spot talent. 

As Queensland's oldest rugby league club they're also the most successful club in the Brisbane Rugby League, sporting 24 first-grade premierships and a growth rate over the past three years that exceeds the sports' average.

But it isn't just their success that secured them a $10,000 LPG sports grant.

The club has a passionate committee and volunteer base that now supports the Under 6s through to Under 16s to help them reach their full potential.

We got to witness this commitment to developing young Australians first hand when we filmed the club for our TV commercial, which will air nationally this winter.
 

 

The best part? Televised fame isn't the only thing these young players have to look forward to. They now have a $10,000 grant to invest in their club.

"This Origin LPG grant will help us to improve the showers in our change rooms so that players can enjoy a warm shower after slugging it out in wet and wintry conditions," says Daniel.

"The grant will also help us to upgrade our gas stove and gas fryers so that we can better feed the kids and the community after the game."

A hot shower and a warm meal after a cold day's match? Now that's an experience not to be rivaled for even the toughest Diehard.


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