Valleys Diehards is a founding Rugby League club in Brisbane, forming in 1908. We are proud of our strong history and are dedicated to building an exciting and successful future for our members.
Valleys is a place where families and players of all ages, genders and backgrounds are welcome. We field teams from Under 6 right up to BRL A-Grade and our facility is the perfect place for family and friends to gather and enjoy the benefits and excitement of Rugby League.
Grassroots sporting clubs hold an important role in the community as well as for the development of juniors and seniors alike. Benefits of team sports includes fitness, social skills, teamwork, discipline and community engagement. At Valleys we link our heritage with our future to create inclusive cultures, strong bonds and memorable moments.
Each season we work hard to raise money which will contribute to the start up costs of the proceeding season. These costs, including insurance, affiliation and team nomination fees easily reach over $50,000 per annum. This is on top of expenses for jerseys, training equipment, trading stock and other necessary expenses.
Unfortunately the effects of COVID-19 have already impacted Valleys and other not for profit sporting clubs due to the current restrictions resulting in the closure of our clubs (understandably) preventing the much needed generation of income.
2020 will present us with a variety of challenges financially, however we are committed to overcoming these to ensure we can get back up and running if we get the go ahead for a 2020 competition, and also be prepared and in a position to move into the 2021 season with a solid financial position.
We are currently working on a new 2020 budget to reflect the changes to our business. We are also planning ahead for 2021 with alternative methods of fundraising which will offset the income we have lost during the 2020 closure period.
This fundraising will be used to cover the initial costs for the 2021 season. It will also allow the committee to continue to focus on strengthening the financial position of the club throughout 2021 without the stress of an upfront financial burden.
Every donation no matter how small or large is graciously accepted and we thank everyone for their ongoing support during these times. Together we will make our beautiful club and the wonderful game of Rugby League stronger than ever!!
Through the club's fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. So please show your support by donating today!