Fire has ripped through the club house of Logan Metro Football Club on Strathdarr Street, Woodridge overnight, destroying everything inside.

At 7:50pm Sunday night, 7 December, the club house was allegedly set alight deliberately, gutting the building, before emergency services were on scene to extinguish the blaze.

State Member for Woodridge, Cameron Dick, said that the fire is just gutting, and is a real blow to club leaders like Sam Escobar and his dad Samuel, and all club volunteers who work so hard to make Logan Metro such a great, inclusive local community football club.

“Today I met with Sam and Samuel to discuss how we can work together to get the club back on its feet,” said Mr Dick.

“Logan Metro FC is proud to be Logan born and bred. I know I speak for many in our community when I say we are proud of the club and all that it has achieved.

“We will be there to support the club as it recovers and rebuilds.”

Logan Metro Football Club After Fire Inside
Logan Metro Football Club After Fire Inside

Founded in 2011, their aim is both to discover and develop Logan’s best talent and provide them a stage on which to play – both locally and on the national stage.

Cr Teresa Lane has been onsite with Camern Dick to offer support and survey the damage firsthand.

“Our thoughts are with Logan Metro Football Club who lost their whole clubhouse to fire last night in what was a deliberate act of vandalism,” said Cr Lane.

“Our local clubs really step up to provide spaces for children, teens and adults to stay active, make friendships and have fun in team sports so this is a real blow to them as the 2024 season starts.”

The club was in full preparation for the start of the new season and have lost every jersey, the Miniroos, 6 – 12-year-olds, equipment, along with many other items that the club give to kids who cannot afford them, such as boots, shinpads and football shorts.

“Council, state and federal money has gone into building the infrastructure the club needed to grow and we are each looking at what can be done to get the club back on track for preseason games in a few weeks,” said Cr Lane.

Logan Metro Football Club After Fire
Logan Metro Football Club After Fire

“At this stage there is still the shock to process but the sign on days planned are still going ahead. As soon as the buildings are assessed and made safe, we can see what needs to happen to keep the club open for business.”

Police are looking for any information in relation to this incident. Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  It’s completely confidential.

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