first_imgTouch Football Australia is strongly encouraging all affiliates in country areas to take advantage of a great opportunity presented by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), ABC Sport and Rural Radio to win a share of $120,000 to drought-proof country sporting facilities.To enter the Drought Not-Out competition sports clubs are invited to explain how drought-proofing could help their communities, for example installing drought-tolerant turf, water tanks or run-off collection and recycling systems. The national Drought Not-Out winner will receive up to $50,000 and will host a live concert featuring ABC sports commentators at their facility and a live broadcast of The Country Hour. Winners in each state/territory will receive up to $10,000. Prize money must be spent on drought-proofing measures.Entries close on January 28. State finalists will be announced in Brisbane on February 3 and the national winner will be declared in Sydney on March 2.To enter, clubs must:Describe in 300 words or less why your sports club is the heart of the community? Include photos of your grounds. Describe in 150 words or less what your community is doing to keep the sporting club open during drought? Describe in 150 words or less how drought-proofing would benefit a range of sports in your area? Describe in 150 words or less the long-term benefits of a viable social and economic future for your community? Entries can be mailed to Drought Not-Out, ABC Rural, GPO Box 994, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 or can be submitted online at and follow the link to Drought Not Out.last_img

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