Football NSW and Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers stay put for upcoming years

Gow-Gates Insurance

Football NSW have announced the renewal of their current five-year partnership with Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers to extend their sponsorship agreement as Football NSW’s Official Insurance Broker for 2023 and 2024.

This partnership is vitally important in the continuation of Football NSW’s Insurance Programme where their goal is to provide Players & Club Administrators immediate access to the policy benefits and procedures of the insurance programme.

The policies included under the Football NSW Insurance Programme for the benefit of your club includes:

Sports Injury Insurance, offers basic cover for participants who suffer injuries arising out of participation in football. This also considers organised training and travel between home and games/training sessions.

Public & Products Liability, provides up to $25,000,000 any one occurrence where the club requires help to fund products or facilities to improve clubs around NSW.

Professional Liability, provides up to $5,000,000 any one occurrence and $10,000,000 in the aggregate.

Management Liability, provides up to $20,000,000 any one claim and in the aggregate.

Another objective is to keep this Insurance Programme affordable for all players and this is done by providing basic levels of cover for players and others participating in Football that is not all encompassing. It is recommended by Football NSW that this plan doesn’t replace the need for private health and other insurances and that using the partnership with Gow-Gates, they can be assisted with other insurance related problems.

Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas briefly explained the importance of Gow-Gates as a long term partner in a statement from Football NSW,

“Football NSW is happy to announce its renewed sponsorship agreement with Gow-Gates for 2023 and 2024,” he said.

“With Gow-Gates celebrating 60 years of being one of the leaders of the industry with innovative and cost-effective insurance broking solutions across Australia, Football NSW are looking forward to working with Gow-Gates once more.”

Gow-Gates’ Managing Director Anthony Gow-Gates echoed Tstatsimas’ sentiments.

“Having partnered in 2018 with Football NSW, Gow-Gates remain committed to providing the football community with a first-class Sports Insurance Program whilst maintaining the affordability for players registration,” he added via press release.

It is always a huge positive for players and administrators when the partnership is used for their benefit and in this case, basic insurance cover gives them an affordable, baseline way into insuring themselves.

Newcastle Jets secure A-League future with new owners confirmed

Newcastle Jets have confirmed Maverick Sports Partners as the Club’s new owners. This ownership, subject to final approval from the APL and Football Australia, will launch a “new era” for the Jets under MSP ownership.

This massive announcement comes not long after Australian Professional Leagues chairman Stephen Conroy failed to guarantee Newcastle’s future only three months ago.

The statement said that Maverick Sports Partners have confirmed an agreement to acquire the Newcastle Jets Football Club and are now deeply focused on implementing their plans to bring long term stability and success to this Club.

The Group lead by experienced sports administrator Maurice Bisetto who played a major part in the establishment of Western United FC in the A-Leagues.

Maverick Sports Group is an Australian sports consortium based out of Wetherhill Park in Sydney’s South-West.

Newcastle Jets CEO Shane Mattiske confirmed the significant news.

“Today is a hugely significant day for this Club and this community, as we confirm Maverick Sports Partners as the new owners of the Jets,” said Mattiske in a club statement.

“Over the last three years, we have built a strong foundation for the future of this football club, and it is exciting to be beginning a new era with incoming owners who believe in the opportunity that exists with this Club, with this community and with football as a whole.

“Throughout our process, Maurice Bisetto, the consortium representative, and his partners have demonstrated a deep understanding of football and how to bring success. They also understand this community and their plans are very much aligned with the work that is already underway. I know the Group will bring positive new thinking, new connections and a wealth of experience that will drive the growth of this Club moving forward.

“With this transition to a permanent ownership structure, it is important to acknowledge the support that the outgoing ownership group has provided to the Club over the last three and a half years. These owners believed in the importance of this Club to this community and to the A-Leagues’ competition as a whole.

“They have played a hugely significant role in the history of this Club and on behalf of all fans and stakeholders of the Jets I want to acknowledge the commitment and contribution they have made to us all. Their huge support of this Club will forever be remembered.”

Maverick Sports Partners Director Maurice Bisetto is determined to connect with the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Northern NSW Community.

“We believe in this Club, the A-Leagues and its players and we’re determined to build success for the Jets and this region,” said Bisetto in a statement.

“We have been impressed by the strength of football here in this region. We know there is a strong historical fanbase and a strong participation base here and we want to bring all of these people together for our Men’s and Women’s games.

“Our team at Maverick Sports Partners are absolutely committed to, and very excited, about the opportunity that exists here at the Newcastle Jets. We see this as the beginning of a new era for the Newcastle Jets and look forward to building a truly great Club with the support of this community.”

This news is huge for the league and the Jets financially, with the club no longer being a financial responsibility for the four other A-League clubs that funded them (Sydney FC, Western Sydney, Western United and Wellington Phoenix).

The Jets can easily recruit players and rebuild to become a stronger unit on the field whilst securing stability off it, and the foundation A-League club with a healthy fanbase and great location can continue to exist.

Iconic Lambert Park re-opens after $2m refurbishment

Lambert Park, home of the APIA Leichardt Football Club, officially re-opened on the weekend after a successful $2m refurbishment.

The extensive investment for the iconic local club includes:

– Replacement of the all-weather playing surface

– Improved drainage

– New concrete edge, stairs and fencing around the perimeter

– Improved access with a new ramp to allow access on the field

The ground is gradually improving to become one of the premier NPL surfaces in the country and this is another one of many recent upgrades helped by the commitment of the Inner West Council.

Currently the ground has two main stands on either side of the playing surface. In the southern stands, there are dressing room facilities, a social club with views of the game, press facilities and media facilities.

On Sunday, the new look Lambert Park was the home for the APIA Leichardt vs Gladesville Ravens NPL Women’s game, and the day was spent in celebration of the refurbishment, as the club organised an event.

The event included an official ceremony by Inner West Council pre-game, free ice cream and activations which drew a decent crowd to the game.

APIA posted an update regarding Sunday’s re-opening.

“Lambert Park was filled with Maroon and Blue as over 400 predominantly female footballers celebrated the $2 million Lambert Park upgrade,” APIA confirmed on their social media accounts.

“The day was filled with some fantastic football and some great activations and enjoyed by all.

“The clubs would also like to thank local clubs Balmain & District Football Club, Leichardt Saints and opponents on the day Gladesville Ravens Women’s NPL football for supporting the day.

“It was a special day for football in our community.”

Lambert Park is an iconic ground that has seen some of Australia’s best names start their careers there since it was first used in 1954.

APIA Leichardt Football Club has produced more Matildas and Socceroos than any other club in Australian history.

The ground gets another much deserved upgrade and will continue to host NPL NSW matches across all age groups in both men’s and women’s competitions.

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