Fun launch for new sports club

Published 5:00pm 17 April 2024

Fun launch for new sports club
Words by Nick Crockford

A new sports club will be officially launched in Morayfield this weekend to provide a “grass root base” for the huge Caboolture West development.

Waraba Sports Club has been set-up by sports enthusiasts to “focus on sporting activities as the new city develops, grows and expands” in years to come.

The club currently offers winter league cricket and baseball (AFL likely to be next) and has use of a field at Lindsay Rd Sports Grounds in Morayfield.

Lindsay Rd will host the Launch Day, on Saturday from noon-5pm and the first match of Waraba’s new winter cricket season.

It will also promote Waraba baseball, which starts later this year, and have a host of family-friendly activities as well as displays, food and drink.

There will be stalls, displays, hot and cold food, drinks, a pop-up bar, the Smoke 'n Fire food truck, snacks and activities, including face painting.

Families, sports men, women and youngsters are all welcome. Other local clubs are also being invited.

“We are determined to ensure there is vital community support for a huge range of sports to be held in this (future) city,” club director Jeremy Donahoo said.

It will “compliment and add to the local parks, gardens and recreation areas already planned by council and developers,” he added.

“We’re trying to create a shared vision and hope to eventually have a facility in the new Caboolture West development (area).

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“The launch day is two-fold – to show the season starting for the cricket club and that the club has its first home.”

Numbers have risen sharply for the cricket club – formerly Moreton Valley CC – from 8-10 players to 38 for the new winter season.

Mr Donahoo, who is president of cricket and secretary of the baseball, said they were just short of having three teams.

A junior cricket program will start later this year with its first teams expected to take to the field in 2026-27.

Lilywood Landings, the first residential community to get under way in Waraba, has announced a sponsorship of Waraba Sports Club.

Ian Worthington, development manager of Lennium Group which is building 700 homes at Lilywood Landings, said the company is looking forward to watching the club's growth in coming years.

Caboolture West has been named Waraba after the Kabi Kabi word for ‘burn’, traditional land management bringing new life and maintaining health.

For more on Waraba Sports Club click here

For more on Waraba Cricket Club click here

For more on the Launch Day click here

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