The Katanning Wanderers junior Aussie rules footy team has been awarded brand new footballs for their club after winning drumMUSTER’s new footy promotion at this year’s Woolorama.
Farmers were encouraged to attend the joint WA Farmers’ and drumMUSTER stand to nominate their local junior football team to be in the draw for a bag of practice footballs.
The winning club was plucked out of the draw by WA Farmers’ President Dale Park at this year’s annual WA Farmers’ conference.
The balls were presented to the Katanning Wanderers under 14s team at their training night at their home ground, Quartermaine Oval.
Katanning Wanderers Club Committee Member Ken Quartermaine said he was very happy to see the club win the competition.
“This is a great win and I’m glad to see it benefit the club,” he said.
Club Coach Jeff Wintle said the balls will be used by players and will be a good incentive for them to improve.
“These will be great to use for all the players at the club,” he said. “We’ll use them as prizes throughout the year.”
drumMUSTER Southern Western Australian Consultant Graeme Passmore said the winning nomination came from a local farmer.
“Broomehill farmer Kevin Winspear nominated the team when he visited drumMUSTER at Woolorama and is a big supporter of the program,” he said.
“There were 40 farmers who nominated their local junior football team during the two day event.
“These young footy players are the future of the farming industry and any exposure to quality programs like drumMUSTER and ChemClear can only help change attitudes.”
Under the drumMUSTER program, users are required to make sure the containers are empty, rinsed clean and dried before returning them to one of the 112 drumMUSTER sites around WA.
Once collected, the containers are shredded and transformed into practical items such as plastic cable covers, wheelie bins and cement reinforcing bar chairs.
drumMUSTER has collected more than 23 million drums since 1999. That’s more than 28,000 tonnes of material recycled into new products.