Major facelift for Jimboomba United Football Club brings Logan jobseekers together

NEW LOOK: Jessie Foreman and artist Jake Arthur have been working on artwork to decorate the tanks at the entrance to the club.
NEW LOOK: Jessie Foreman and artist Jake Arthur have been working on artwork to decorate the tanks at the entrance to the club.

A MAJOR facelift for the Jimboomba United clubhouse has turned into an opportunity to help Logan residents get back to work.

The football club has seen a number of upgrades in recent weeks, with work starting today on some impressive new artwork to wrap around the outside of the building.

Designed by artist Jake Arthur, the art will showcase the best of what the sport has to offer, including pictures of players in action painted in club colours.

Reclink project supervisor Steve Flaws said the goal was to create a more vibrant atmosphere for visitors and players at the club.

"What we're ultimately wanting to do is inspire people to get back on the field," he said.

"The club's strong but we could always do with more people."

A concrete path has also been put in between fields, and an undercover family area is also on the way.

The project to spruce up the clubhouse is part of the state government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, which helps jobseekers gain skills and qualifications to re-enter or join the workforce.

After the 20-week program, participants will exit with a Certificate I in Construction or Conservation and Land Management.

"The club gets the benefit of our work, we (Reclink) get the benefit of training people and jobseekers get the benefit of the confidence to get back to work," Mr Flaws said.

"It's been great to get Jake on board as well to pass on his knowledge."

Jobseekers were from a range of social and cultural backgrounds and ranged from people just out of high school to people who had been in the workforce for many years before losing their jobs.

"It really brings them together as a little community," Mr Flaws said.

"Our job is to find what their barriers to employment are, and show how they can manage them."

Program participants will wrap up their work at the club next week, with a graduation ceremony set to be held on December 4.