The Woden Little Athletics Club has been donated money to rebuild their shed after it was destroyed by fire last year.
On Saturday, the club was given $6500 from the Commonwealth Government's Stronger Communities fund to go towards the building of their new shed, which is under construction. The ACT government contributed $9000 towards the total cost of about $23,000.
The shed and hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment was destroyed when an arsonist set the shed alight two weeks out from the start of the season in October last year.
Club treasurer David Mackay said it was very sad to see the old shed burn down. At the moment, he said, their gear was spread around three different areas in shipping containers and the new shed would make running events much smoother.
"The shed is under construction at the moment, it will give us a place to store all our equipment and set up our club properly," Mr Mackay said.
"It's a volunteer club, when you've got up to 450 kids we want them to come and for it to run smoothly and for them to have a good time. It helps to have all the equipment organised and where it all is and that you've got all you need."
The Woden Little Athletics Club was the biggest Little Athletics club in the region. They have about 400 athletes, aged from six to 17. The club replaced the equipment through insurance, but they did not own the shed. The silver lining is that now they will.