The Bowen Rugby Union Club now have brand-new grandstands for their spectators thanks to Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants program.

The new $25,000 grandstands, which were installed last week, have been a welcome addition for the club who have previously struggled to provide enough seating for those attending their games.

The current grounds where the grandstands reside are also used by a local cricket club who will benefit from the extra seating during the off season.

Bowen Rugby Union Club Coach Tom Andison said the grandstands are a game-changer for the club, enabling them to attract bigger crowds to their games and ensure there is safe and adequate seating available.

“This project has been in the pipeline for quite a while. As the club grows in strength, our supporter base has grown meaning we need more accessible and comfortable seating options,” said Mr Andison.

“The grant helps us create a more welcoming environment for the community and also gives us confidence to host more events and carnivals.

“We have been a long-term banking partner with Queensland Country Bank and the support they have shown not only our rugby union club, but the whole Bowen community has been exceptional.”

Queensland Country Bank Regional Manager Darrell Burgess said he was thrilled to be able to give back to the Bowen community through the Good for Good Community Grants.

“As a member-owned bank we take great pride in being able to give back to the communities who support us,” said Mr Burgess.

“The fields of the Bowen Rugby Club provide a central meeting place for the broader community to come together and enjoy a range of sporting activities.

“This project is a terrific example of how our Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants can make a positive long-term impact for our Members and the communities in which they live and work.”