Middle Green Break-in Stirs Community Support by Kathleen deLeon (Division 11 Candidate)
At 4.10am on Friday 20th December, Middle Green was subjected to a brazen Ram Raid through the front entrance of the club in a stolen Pajero.
The thieves left empty handed and made their exit on foot.
The damage to the building was extensive with t`he front door and wall smashed in, including the adjoining wall to the kitchen.
The local community spirit is alive and well as the shocking news spread, people turned up to offer help with the clean-up. Tradesmen were ready to give their services, free of charge to help re-build, however, as the building is owned by the Logan City Council, this was not possible. Logan City Council Maintenance crew, Shawn and Owen were on-site quickly and were able to secure the building by enclosing the damaged area. This quick action enabled the Club to re-open to full service that same evening.
Although the community were shocked and outraged, it did not stop them from patronising one of their favourite local dining venues. “It was great to see the community come down to offer to clean up or arriving that same evening for a meal to support us even though we no longer have a front door” said David McBey, Manager of Middle Green. “We are very thankful that we live in such a supportive community even though we look closed!”
Middle Green was established in 1973 and has been an integral part of the community with many sports clubs calling Middle Green home over the years including Netball, Cricket, Soccer, Boxing and is currently home to the Greenbank Rugby League Club and the Greenbank Touch Football Club.
So even though the club looks closed, you can be assured that the club is fully operational – just follow the signs. They really need the community to keep supporting them as often as possible.
by Kathleen deLeon (Division 11 Candidate)