Deep pockets, as club offers hand of help

FIXED: Youths Samuel and Emma enjoy their first game of eight ball on the refurbished table at the Plaza Youth Centre in Whyalla.

FIXED: Youths Samuel and Emma enjoy their first game of eight ball on the refurbished table at the Plaza Youth Centre in Whyalla.

The Whyalla Left Hand Club recently lent a hand to the Plaza Youth Centre, refurbishing their much-loved Eight Ball table.

Left Hand Club members Keith Barsby and Brenton Schulz generously gave up time from their busy schedule to fix the table on Saturday, May 13.

Plaza Youth Centre support worker Deborah Smith identified the need for the refurbishment while watching some of the Plaza’s youth playing eight ball.

She also put hard work into fundraising to assist with the costs involved with the repairs.

Brenton Schulz speaking about how rack the the balls up for a game of eight ball.

Brenton Schulz speaking about how rack the the balls up for a game of eight ball.

Ms Smith said that young people at the centre would enjoy using the fixed table.

“The table was in need of a revamp for many years, young people who are unsure about how to pay the game or with no experience can unintentionally damage it,” she said.

“Now young people will enjoy using the table.”

Mr Schulz showed the youth how hold pool cues correctly and taught them some trick shots.

“I would like to thank Mr Barsby and Mr Schulz for recovering our table, staff and volunteers for their support,” Ms Smith said.

”And the following businesses for their support and donations during my fundraising campaign: Cue Power, Glenelg Foodland, One Stop Shopping Centre, Coles supermarket Westland Shopping Centre and Stratco Whyalla.”

Coordinator Joanne Jones thanked Ms Smith for her passion and hard work in linking Plaza to services and individuals who were keen to help them.

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