Shortland United Junior Football Club scores Hyundai Goals for Grassroots grant

GOALS were not the only thing scored in the Newcastle Jets match last Saturday against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Shortland United Junior Football club had a stake in the game as each goal scored by the Jets was worth $1000.

More than 70 Shortland club members attended the game to cheer on the Jets for round 17 of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

Selected from clubs Australia-wide, Shortland received $3000 from the Hyundai Goals for Grassroots grant, which gives the selected club $1000 up front plus $1000 for each goal scored by its A-League team at a specified game.

Club secretary Steve Beatty said the club, which has 13 junior teams and 144 registered players, planned to use the money to off-set registration fees and buy new equipment for the junior teams, including pop-up goals, bench seating and match balls.

"It was fantastic, we must have had less than a 1 per cent chance but for once the odds were in our favour," he said.

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