WARRNAMBOOL EKB Fitness and Aerobics' Emma Chapman knows a trip to a world championships is an expensive commitment for her athletes.
But the club's leader is helping her RESPECT Junior International Grande Fitness Team to raise money for their trip to the FISAF International World Championships in Leiden, Netherlands, on October 10-12.
Chapman said the team of Tijana Kelly, Hayley Dalton, Alana Bellman, Brianna Kilpatrick, Maddison Drake, Mia McDowell and Charli Toone needed to individually pay for the trip to European country.
"We are looking at flights, accommodation, their levies, registrations, everything they need to get to the world championships," she said.
"We are looking at having to spend a few thousand dollars on each athlete just on that sort of stuff let alone all the costs for costumes and that sort of stuff and training as well.
"We are raising as much funds as we can to help them out as much as we can to get them there."
EKB Fitness and Aerobics are hosting two fundraising events and are auctioning six items to help raise money for the trip.
A market day will be held on Sunday 15 September and an all-ages trivia night on Wednesday September 18, which forms a significant part of the fundraising effort..
They are also auctioning three signed jumpers - a framed Glenn Archer North Melbourne guernsey, and official Geelong and Richmond jumpers signed by the club's playing groups - a 2019-2020 Premier Speedway Warrnambool Season Pass, a Titleist standing golf bag and a $400 Brisbane Gateway Resort voucher.
The auctions are on the club's Facebook page and are open to bidders until Wednesday September 18.
Chapman said local business are more then welcome to pitch in and support the girls with Hotel Warrnambool, Pinkys Pizza, Bega Cheese, the Temperance Hall, Monkey in the morning and Lyndoch Living community chest, Fogerty Lawyers and Men Only Hair Design already lending a helping hand by donating money for the trip.
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