greater springfield

Women Empowerment and Leadership Association celebrates women

Guy Hazlewood April 17, 2024 2 min read

The Springfield community came together during the week for International Women’s Day in March to celebrate diversity and the achievements of women from all walks of life. Organised by the Women Empowerment and Leadership Association, the event held at the local Indian Rastruan served as a beacon of multiculturalism, with women representing various corners of…

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Springfield’s first ‘Sea of Pink’ attracts hundreds

Guy Hazlewood and Jamie Furness April 1, 2024 2 min read

Breast cancer survivors and their families were among 200 people who helped paint Springfield pink for the community’s first International Women’s Day Fun Run, presented by Queensland X-Ray. The ‘Sea of Pink’ that swept through Brisbane and dozens of regional Queensland communities, including Springfield, has raised $1.78 million to fight breast cancer. Runners, joggers and…

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business

Leisa helps small businesses shine

Guy Hazlewood March 28, 2024 1 min read

Leisa Gill’s journey in entrepreneurship is a testament to the power of seizing opportunities and adapting to new challenges in small businesses. Starting with a cafe in Paddington, Leisa recognized the value of networking and joined BNI to grow her catering business. Over the years, she transitioned into mortgage broking and eventually became the franchise…

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Springfield United FC sees surge in women’s participation

Nathanael Priebbenow March 28, 2024 3 min read

The Springfield United Football Club (SUFC) community is looking to keep up their momentum after seeing women’s participation increase by 20 per cent in the wake of the 2023 Women’s World Cup.  Springfield United has grown every year since their inception in 2008, and now have over 95 teams with over 1,400 players. Now seeing…

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clean up

Springfield community comes together for Clean Up Australia Day

Guy Hazlewood March 25, 2024 2 min read

Last month, Springfield community members came together for the Clean Up Australia Day event coordinated by Springfield Lakes Nature Care Inc. held on March 3. Those who attended included Scouts Camira and Redbank Plains, Navodaya Group, Greater Springfield Indian Association and residents of Springfield. Springfield Lakes Nature Care president Luise Manning expressed gratitude to the…

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Springfield Panthers

Springfield Panthers RLFC return with a roar

Guy Hazlewood March 22, 2024 2 min read

After a hiatus of over a decade, the senior men’s team of the Springfield Panthers RLFC made a triumphant return to the field last season, winning the Division 3 competition in their first season back. Springfield Panthers president Natalie Fox was excited to see the senior side back after some time without them. “We decided…

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Rotaract club

Promoting a new Rotary Club

Guy Hazlewood March 5, 2024 2 min read

Who are the Provisional Rotaract Club of Bremer & Beyond? We are a newly budding group of young adults looking to make a difference within the community we live in. We are an Ipswich-based club formed and supported by both of our sponsor clubs within Rotary known as The Greater Springfield Rotary Club and The…

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epilepsy

Make March Purple for lives without limits

Guy Hazlewood February 29, 2024 3 min read

This March, Queenslanders will join footballing legend Wally Lewis to turn the nation purple and change lives for people living with epilepsy Every 33 minutes, someone is diagnosed with epilepsy, a neurological condition that can affect anyone at any time. “I wish I’d opened up about my condition to my friends and teammates, instead of…

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touch football

Stingers buzzing for 2024 season

Guy Hazlewood February 27, 2024 2 min read

The 2024 season for the Springfield Stingers Touch Football Club kicked off in February at the newly minted Silver Jubilee Park fields. Stingers President Shelleigh Lole is excited about the future of the club and the wider community. “We are super excited and very grateful to be able to call this amazing new facility our…

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On-demand kerbside collection now active

Daniel Bouwmeester February 23, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich residents can now book their free annual on-demand large item kerbside collection. The on-demand service offers every eligible Ipswich household one free collection each year, and is specifically designed to increase the amount of reclaimed materials by more than 50 per cent. Under the program, free collection will now be available every year, instead…

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