Sporties signs new MoU with Berrigan Shire Council

Cementing ties: Sporties CEO Bobby Brooks with Berrigan Shire Council CEO Karina Ewer. Photo by Contributed

Barooga sports club Sporties has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Berrigan Shire Council, alongside Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.

The MoU was signed between the respective clubs and the council in an effort to ensure a co-operative working relationship.

Sporties CEO Bobby Brooks said the MoU was an important milestone for both parties and the community.

“It formalises what we want to achieve together and also acknowledges that together we can move larger mountains,” he said.

“We are looking forward to building an even stronger partnership with council under this agreement moving forward.”

Berrigan Shire Council CEO Karina Ewer said the MOU would see council working with each club on things such as economic support and employment for their townships and Berrigan Shire.

“Outcomes that we will work towards will be identifying key mutual outcomes for the region focusing on tourism, infrastructure, services and population growth,” she said.

Delighted: Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club CEO Paul Gemmill with Berrigan Shire Council Mayor Matthew Hannan and TGBC president Jennie Hehir. Photo by Contributed

TGBC CEO Paul Gemmill called the agreement a “tremendous initiative”.

“This MOU is a tremendous initiative that will connect our club and the community through our shire,” he said.

“This agreement with Berrigan Shire will help outline plans and a common line of action and be used as a roadmap for our future goals and requirements.”

Both TGBC and Sporties are considered to be two of the biggest employers in the Berrigan Shire Council area.

Berrigan Shire Council signed another MoU in March this year with Indigo Shire Council, Federation Council and Moira Shire Council in an effort to improve the region and increase cooperation.