The club is the only one of its kind for the small town, established by the community, for the community in 1958.
Darcy Craig, the volunteering Treasurer, says the new Committee is focused on bringing fresh life into the Club after it closed its doors due to Covid,
“Our Sports Club remains a volunteer run, community owned and operated facility, providing a wide range of family friendly activities and events.
“What started out as a golf club, is now acres of scenic land providing opportunities for the Stockman’s Challenge cross country course, athletics for the local school, the junior and senior cricket teams, the Puggles Day Care base, a motorbike track, and tennis courts.
“We also hold the annual bonfire night which attracts hundreds of families with potential for many more large, outdoor community events and camping being considered.
“Being the only community club in Rosewood, we hold events such as the community Christmas party, private hire including weddings and wakes.
“It is also the evacuation centre and base for fire fighters and food storage including in the 2019/20 bushfires with an industrial kitchen facility.
“While we have a lot of plans and work still to do, one major safety concern was the pitch-black driveway and carpark with no surrounding lighting.
“We are incredibly thankful for the Hyne Community Trust grant to fix this problem. We have engaged local company, Burguns Electrical to undertake the work for us and expect this to get underway in the next couple of weeks.” Ms Craig said.
The Hyne Community Trust was established in 2007 and has provided over $700,000 to the Tumbarumba region to date.
Hyne Community Trust Chair, Kerrie Downes said the Trust Committee were very supportive of the application in recognising the greater, long-term benefits the Rosewood Sports Club brings to the region,
“This community club plays a vital role for Rosewood being the only facility of its kind providing social, sporting and emergency use.
“Being entirely run by volunteers who passionately give their time for the greater good of the community is certainly worth our financial support and I was pleased to meet with many of them in announcing our support.
“The fact this grant can address a safety concern is further, directly aligned with our values at Hyne Timber. A child friendly venue needs a well-lit carpark, and we are pleased to be able to deliver this for the Club and the many community members who utilise it.” Ms Downes said.
The Hyne Community trust is now closed for applications and will open again in June 2024. For more information on the Trust, visit https://www.hyne.com.au/hyne-community-trust