Following a devastating fire on December 7, 2023, that turned their thriving club into a pile of dust, Logan Metro Football Club is finally getting back on their feet, thanks to the unwavering support of the local community.

Battery World Browns Plains Franchise Partner Leif Belton knows first hand the importance of community connection, describing Logan Metro FC as not only a club but a ‘family’ for those who need one.

As long-time major club sponsors, Mr Belton and the team immediately extended a helping hand when they heard the news.

“As someone that grew up in a similar area with limited opportunities and living in Logan for many years when I first moved to Brisbane, I know just how important this footy club is for young people that desperately need a sense of belonging and purpose,” Mr Belton said.

Logan FC after fire in 2023
Logan FC after fire in 2023

“When we heard about the fire, it was a no-brainer to step up and support the club. It does so much more for the community than just teaching kids footy, it keeps our children off the streets, doing something they can be motivated and passionate about.”

Logan Metro Football Club President Sam Escobar said they wouldn’t be where they are now without the support of the Battery World Browns Plains team.

“It’s businesses such as this that help us, help others,” Mr Escobar said.

“For many, this is their home during the season.

“Sport is such a powerful tool when it comes to connecting people and inspiring them to achieve whatever they put their minds to.

“Many of our players come from disadvantaged backgrounds and rely on our club to be their advocate in life. We need to be there for our players, be rooting for them no matter what, and provide a space they can truly thrive in.

Logan FC fundraiser
Logan FC fundraiser

Mr Escobar said the club was hoping to be up and running as soon as possible.

“We are currently up and running albeit with temporary facilities, several of our teams having already started the season, our juniors start in two weeks,” he said.

To kickstart the rebuild, the club recently hosted a community appeal to raise much-needed awareness and funds for their upcoming season. As part of their ongoing support for the club, Battery World Browns Plains donated over $6000 to help fund new jerseys and essential equipment so the team can look as good as they can on the field.

“To everyone that came and supported us, we say thank you,” said Mr Escobar.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to power the local community and giving our rival teams a run for their money in the season ahead.”

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