Following the exciting scenes of Australia qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Football Tasmania and MyState Bank have teamed up to provide a free ball to every registered junior player in the state.
Football Tasmania CEO Matt Bulkeley and MyState Bank’s Managing Director & CEO Brett Morgan were at Wentworth Park last Thursday afternoon to deliver around 150 balls to Clarence Zebras players. Close to 9,000 balls will be delivered across the state overall.
“As Tasmania’s most popular team sport – with junior clubs and school teams across the state – getting a ball to every registered junior player has its logistical challenges, but it’s absolutely worth it to foster the next generation of talent,” Bulkeley said via Football Tasmania.
“It means kids can practise their skills with friends and family outside of organised matches and training.”
MyState Bank Managing Director & CEO Brett Morgan explained the business is proud of its support of Tasmanian football over the past few years, which includes the community junior league, and sponsoring the referees and the 2022 MyState Bank Women’s Super League.
“It’s a privilege to give back to the local community through partnerships with Football Tasmania,” Morgan said via Football Tasmania.
“Tasmania has a long and proud sporting history, where dedicated and talented people have achieved great things. Many had their start in local community clubs. This is the third time we’ve provided a free ball and we’re delighted to encourage kids to keep healthy and work as a team.”
Bulkeley added there’s certainly a spring in the step of the junior teams with Australian men and women shining on the football world stage.
“With Tasmanian Nathaniel Atkinson looking likely to be selected to travel to the 2022 Men’s World Cup, and the Women’s World Cup coming to Australia and New Zealand in 2023 we’re expecting to see even more young boys and girls enjoying their football and these balls will help add to the excitement.”