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Almost $70,000 injected into Queensland Junior Sports

Media statement
Brisbane, Australia
24 September 2021


Junior Sports organisations across regional Queensland will benefit from almost $70,000 in collective funding thanks to Glencore’s Junior Sports Development Program grants.

The program, which offers grants of up to $7,500, has seen 14 groups benefit from this round of funding.

Glencore’s Community Relations Manager, Craig Strudwick said the grants will be used to contribute towards projects ranging from medical response vehicles to upgrades in equipment.

“We aim to assist clubs in building their capacity to cater for junior participation,” Mr Strudwick said.

“Through equipment and training we provide opportunities to young people across regional Queensland to become involved or stay involved in sport.”

Clermont Junior Motorcycle Club has been allocated $7,500 to purchase a first responder vehicle.

According to Treasurer, Glenda Brooks, securing such an important safety vehicle wouldn’t have been possible without the grant.

Clermont Junior Motorcycle Club has been allocated $7,500 from Glencore’s Junior Sports Development Program.

“Securing the Junior Sports Development grant has meant our club is able to purchase a first response vehicle to be utilised at practice and competition events,” Mrs Brooks said.

“This vehicle is going to assist our volunteer officials attending to any rider or track volunteer in a timely manner. A first response vehicle has been on the wish list for our club for several years.

“This vehicle will put our small club in a higher stead when applying to host events in the future. By having a first response vehicle it will demonstrate that we take the safety of our competitors and volunteers extremely serious.

“Without the support of Glencore, our small club would not be able to afford to improve our facilities.”

Wandoan junior Rugby League Football Association has also benefited from the grants, building a shade structure for their barbecue, Taroom & District Pony Club will upgrade equipment, Mirani State School will purchase new netball uniforms and Rolleston State School is investing in discus and shot-put equipment.

Since its inception in 2012, the Junior Sports Development Program has delivered more than $2 million in funding to New South Wales and Queensland based clubs.

The next round of GCAA Junior Sports Development Grants will be held in March 2022.


The full list of Queensland Junior Sports Development Program grants include:

Emerald Brothers Cricket Club Inc


Capella Tennis Club


Wandoan Junior Rugby League Football Association Inc


Golden Horseshoe Campdraft Association Inc


Clermont Junior Motorcycle Club Inc


Collinsville State High School


Wandoan Gymnastics Club Inc


Clermont Rifle Association Inc


Collinsville Horse and Pony Club Inc


Wandoan State School


Taroom & District Pony Club Inc


Mirani State School


Rolleston State School


Taroom P-10 State School



For further information, please contact:

Nathan Ryan
m: +61 487 549 843
e: Nathan Ryan


Notes for editors

About Glencore

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsible-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices. Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.

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About Glencore Australia

Glencore produces coal, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc from 25 mines across Australia. We also operate metals processing assets in Queensland, including a copper smelter, lead smelter and copper refinery.

We employ 17,690 people in Australia and in 2020 contributed over $13.8 billion to the regional, state and national economies. The most significant contribution came from our core business activities: employing people, sourcing from local communities and paying taxes to host governments.

About Glencore's coal business in Australia

Glencore is one of Australia's largest coal producers with 17 operational mines across New South Wales and Queensland.

We provide employment for almost 10,000 Australians and in 2020 managed the production of about 99 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export.

We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology. Find out more about Glencore Coal Australia.