Capital Football teams up with DiviPay

Capital Football have recently announced a new partnership with virtual company card and expense management solution provider, DiviPay.

DiviPay is a spend management tool that streamlines expenses by providing virtual company cards, setting up budgets and allocating department spending.

The company also allows for an easier reimbursement process, which is helpful for club volunteers – as it removes the need for tiresome logging and tracking.

DiviPay’s Head of Partnerships Trent McLaren stated that he was delighted to join the Capital Football Club Sponsorship program.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to work with Capital Football,” he said.

“DiviPay was designed with clubs and not-for-profits in mind. We know managing finance and spend is difficult when operating with a lot of volunteers. DiviPay makes this easy, providing one simple platform to issue digital Mastercards with set limits, and process reimbursements.”

McLaren explained that Capital Football Clubs can register immediately, to allow DiviPay to help them manage their volunteer reimbursements for free, with small charges in place to create the full digital company card functionality.

“We recently launched reimbursements free of charge to help clubs pay out from a bank account,” he said.

“DiviPay provides an easy interface, full transparency and audit of every single payment. We’ve had amazing feedback so far and I’m excited to see how the ACT football community responds.”

Capital Football CEO Chris Gardiner explained that DiviPay will revolutionise the expense and reimbursement process at Capital Football.

“Instead of waiting weeks to onboard new staff and issue a company card to manage our day-to-day business expenses, we can set up a new DiviPay card in minutes,” Mr Gardiner said.

“A quick download of the app and the digital card is stored in the individual user’s mobile phone payment wallet. Trent and the DiviPay team know their product inside and out, and we’re very excited to share this opportunity with our clubs.”

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Philip Panas is a sports journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy and industry matters, drawing on his knowledge and passion of the game.

PILA Goal Posts strengthen ties with Football NSW and Capital Football

PILA goal posts

PILA Goal Posts have confirmed two renewals, with Football NSW and Capital Football extending their long-standing goal post partnerships with the company.

PILA extend their relationship with Football NSW for a 16th year, continuing to have a profound impact on the quality of equipment used at football games of all levels.

PILA is Australia’s largest manufacturer of commercial sports field hardware and streetscape products, including goal posts and flag poles, with their high-quality Australian-made football goal posts built at their Sydney and Melbourne factories.

As a trusted brand with a 40-year manufacturing history, their goal posts stand in many locations, from The MCG and SCG to hundreds of local parks and school fields nationally.

Within the partnerships, PILA has introduced a Goal Post Subsidy Program to provide financial assistance towards the purchase of new, high-quality, compliant football goal posts for grassroots football.

With Capital Football they are using their program to benefit club affiliates involved with the league. Football NSW have also joined the program by allowing 15 clubs per year to receive a subsidy towards the purchase of brand-new football goal posts.

PILA’s Managing Director, Reece Wooldridge, says partnering up with Football NSW through the introduction of the Goal Post Subsidy Program is important in developing football in the state.

“Our annual Goal Post Subsidy Program offers Football NSW affiliates an affordable opportunity to upgrade to safe, compliant and Australian Standard goal posts,” he stated via press release.

“We thank Football NSW for their long-term support of PILA and we looking forward to continuing to work with their team, clubs, schools and venues throughout the state.”

Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas shared the same view on the positive impact it will have on football in NSW.

“Football NSW is proud to have PILA on board once more as a long-time supporter of our game,” he added via press release.

“The PILA Goal Post Subsidy Program is a great initiative and one that will continue to grow and assist with the grassroots football community in the years ahead.”

Football NSW and Capital Football have greatly benefitted from this long-standing partnership and the introduction of the Subsidy Program could help them push even further forward with the goal of creating affordable but quality equipment for grassroots clubs.

Capital Football receives extra funds from ACT Government

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With football fever striking the country, there is no better time for government support in Australia’s football endeavours than right now.

The ACT Government agreed to support Capital Football with an increase of $125,000 in performance partnership fees, now totalling $250,000 for the remaining two years of the current agreement between the ACT Government and Capital Football.

In what is an attempt to piggyback off the success of the Matildas Women’s World Cup run, and the tournament at large, Capital Football hopes this will drive interest in women’s football in the nation’s capital, as well as Canberra United, the standalone Women’s A-League team.

The ACT Government has also green-lit the Development Application for the Throsby Home of Football.

Capital Football and Canberra United’s CEO Ivan Slavich commented:

“We are delighted that the ACT Government has increased the funding for Canberra United to assist with the costs associated with running an elite level football club,” he said via press release.

The struggles of running a women’s only football club cannot be understated, with a lack of foundation that many NPL and A-League clubs have had the benefit of to build from, with infrastructure and an existing brand to name a few massive support networks for a new women’s team.

Sydney’s south coast is the home of the Illawarra Stingrays, an all-women’s football club who were founded in 2006. The club boasts alumni such as Mary Fowler and Caitlin Foord, both of whom played an integral part of the Matilda’s recent Women’s World Cup run.

Having spoken to players and volunteers at the club, they are proud to represent women’s football in the region, being the only south-coast club in the top-flight of the National Premier League NSW Women’s competition. They offer teams from youth all the way to premier league, which is an integral part of the success of girl’s and women’s football. The lack of adequate pathways for a lot of girls has seen them shoehorned into all-boys teams, where their development can be stunted and often neglected.

“After the Women’s World Cup, I have no doubt that there will be added interest in the Women’s A-League,” Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry added via media release.

The additional funding for Capital Football can ensure further development of elite and grassroots women’s football in the region, as the ACT looks to continue the partnership they have proudly supported since 2008.

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