Brisbane Roar welcomes Westpoint Autos as Official Vehicle Partner

Brisbane Roar and Westpoint Autos

Brisbane Roar have announced a partnership with Westpoint Autos to become their Official Vehicle Partner as the A-League season approaches.

Brisbane Roar and Westpoint Autos aligned their values, with both parties keen on providing a sense of service to the South-East Queensland community as well as being active in schools, sporting groups and charities.

The partnership means that Westpoint Autos will feature on the front of the Men’s shorts and is also a retailer of league partner, Isuzu UTE.

Brisbane Roar benefit from this deal by having access to several Westpoint Autos vehicles. This includes the whole club from the staff to the Men’s and Women’s players.

Established in 1988 and located across South-East Queensland, Westpoint Autos is regarded as one of Australia’s most accomplished and innovative automotive groups. They offer four services which are:

  • Car finance
  • Car servicing
  • Parts & accessories
  • Free car valuation

Westpoint Autos is a family-owned and run dealership operating with strong core values, a commitment to service, and care for the community. They have expanded to 10 locations across Queensland and continue to grow as a company.

Brisbane Roar CEO Kaz Patafta was delighted with the move to collaborate with a local company.

“I’m pleased to welcome Westpoint Autos to the Brisbane Roar family. A family-owned business with a strong focus on supporting its community and is a philosophy that closely resonates with the new vision for Brisbane Roar,” he said in a club press release.

“We’re pleased to partner with a business that sets the standards within their industry in Brisbane, and we look forward to a successful working partnership.”

Luke Hawkins, Dealer Principal at Westpoint Autos, spoke about the connection between the company and sport, adding via media release:

“Westpoint Autos is looking forward to joining Brisbane Roar as Official Vehicle Partner. We are avid supporters of Junior, Men’s and Women’s sports and are excited to see a range of our vehicles supporting the Roar staff, and players around Brisbane and beyond,” he said.

This partnership is a great move from both parties and a big chance to not only benefit each other with the collaboration perks, but to also work towards improving the sport scene in South-East Queensland which is an important goal set out by Brisbane Roar CEO Kaz Patafta in the 2023/24 strategic plan.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community program to capitalise on growth

Football Queensland (FQ) have announced a partnership with A-League staple Brisbane Roar as the member federation continues to build towards their 2026 strategic growth plan.

The two organisations have combined to launch a community incentive, titled ‘Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community’.

As a result of the collaboration, it is an Australian first – as no club across the country has experienced a feat  which is being exhibited in Queensland between the Roar and governing body.

This gound-breaking alliance has effectively reinforced the established relationship between the state and one of the country’s most renowned football clubs, drawing emphasis upon the strategy of building upon the ongoing development and support of football within Queensland.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community will deliver a vast variety of grassroots football clinics, sessions, events and community engagement programs to young aspiring boy and girl participants.

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci disclosed his assertiveness in FQ hitting the 2026 strategy plan, with the newly found partnership a step in the right direction.

“Combining our strong ties to the grassroots football community with Brisbane Roar’s connection to football fans across the state ensures we can implement best practice delivery methods to unite the game in Queensland,” he said via media release.

Brisbane Roar FC Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta discussed his admiration towards the expansion of the Club’s reach in the new state wide opportunity.

“We’re delighted to expand Brisbane Roar FC’s reach throughout the Queensland football community as we continue working collaboratively with Football Queensland to pave the way for innovative and strategic opportunities for the game,” he added via press release.

This community program intends on introducing young boys and girls to the sport of football, in attempts to increase participation numbers.

It is a strict objective in which FQ are adamant in achieving, all in accordance to their 2024-2026 Development Strategy.

Additionally, the programs created are crafted for children across the state of Queensland, with a database featured on the community program website, allowing parents to navigate the closest programs within their respective area of the state.

Schools are also invited to become involved – find out more about Football in the Community here: https://footballqueensland.com.au/football-in-the-community/

Volunteers valued throughout nationwide week in their honour

Volunteers are the backbone of sports clubs across the nation, within the lifespan of a successful club, volunteers throughout generations are selflessly involved.

National Volunteer Week 2024 is an incentive created by Volunteering Australia (VA) who have continued the promotion of volunteers since their inception in 1991.

Founded under the National Secretariat Program, VA are the peak organisation for volunteers across the country.

National Volunteer week has officially began, with its conclusion occurring on Sunday.

Coaches, administrators, referees and team managers all fall under the plethora of volunteers in whom without it the day to day living organism of a club would cease to exist.

Selfless within the endeavours undertaken, volunteers dedicate time and effort at the betterment of a sports club.

Playing a pivotal role in various aspects of a sports club operations. They are the unsung heroes in building chemistry amongst players, club participants and officials.

Unifying a broader community under the umbrella of a sporting entity.

Football across the nation have showcased their appreciation towards volunteers.

Football NSW have swiftly acknowledged the continuous contributions made by volunteers throughout the state by disclosing their participation within the week.

As stated on their website, Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas touched upon the importance in which volunteers possess.

“Every week we see thousands of dedicated volunteers, committed administrators, and mums and dads giving their time to ensure our players of all ages can enjoy the beautiful game.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our game – the grassroots appeal of our game would not be what it is without their passion for the sport and undying commitment to their local club and community.”

Football NSW are honouring the volunteers within the state through Football NSW Champion Volunteer Pieces, all to be presented across social media platforms and the NSW website throughout the duration of volunteer week.

Additionally, the theme for this year’s annual National Volunteer Week is “Something for Everyone”. Placing a firm emphasis upon recognition of diversity within the volunteering community.

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