Football Tasmania and MyState Bank team up to support junior football

Football Tas

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.”

Football Queensland and McDonald’s unite in a bid to boost quality of grassroots football

Football Queensland

Football Queensland has announced a partnership with McDonald’s as the statewide naming rights sponsor of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) Men and Women competitions and its Official Quick Service Restaurant and Coffee Partner.

McDonald’s were previously in a partnership with Football Queensland, dating back to 2010, where the aim was to invest into the sport at all levels on the Sunshine Coast.

Football Queensland CEO, Robert Cavallucci expressed his pleasure for what has been a strong long-term partnership with the fast food giant.

“This is an incredible opportunity to partner with such an iconic brand; McDonald’s have been proud supporters of football and Football Queensland is excited to expand the relationship across the state, delivering a range of benefits and opportunities for the football community,” he said in a statement.

“The Football 2020+ reforms have enabled these strong commercial partnerships which underpin Football Queensland’s commitment to delivering growth in the commercial sector to keep putting downward pressure on the cost of football for participants, which is key to achieving critical strategic objectives outlined in our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.”

In their 2023-2026 strategic plan, one of their four major pillars is named ‘Unifying Football’ in which the main ambition is to unite the game and unlock the sports’ true potential in a bid to be more inclusive for people in less fortunate circumstances.

This is a great initiative set by Football Queensland that shows their heart lies where it should, with the grassroots game.

McDonald’s Australia Marketing Manager North East Region, Jessica Altmann, spoke highly of Football Queensland as a partner.

“Maccas are thrilled to be a partner of Football Queensland and are excited to officially support the great game of football,” she added via press release.

“We know that Maccas is already part of the football ritual, whether it’s stopping in on the way home from a game or the early morning McCafé run before taking the kids to their weekend games. It’s great to be taking it to the next level and proudly play an active role in communities across Queensland.”

Football Queensland will also provide marketing support for the McDonald’s annual McHappy Day event, a charity day with funds being raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities to support families with seriously ill children.

This partnership opens up opportunities for McDonald’s to leverage as well, with a promise to include benefits to participants.

Under this new partnership some regions across the state will have additional opportunities to participate in promotional activations, with more details to be released at a later date.’ it mentions in the article announcing the partnership.

Overall, the collaboration has been a rather successful one for over a decade, providing huge support for the grassroots game in the Sunshine Coast, and the benefits coming out of this new upgraded partnership should provide a huge step forward regarding FQ’s 2023-2026 strategic plan of attracting more participants.

Jets Football Foundation lock in business partnerships to enhance community development

Newcastle Jets Foundation

Jets Football Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the A-League’s Newcastle Jets, has announced an exciting collaboration with a group of well-known businesses.

The Foundation’s inaugural commercial partners include AMP Control, Coates, First National, Moir Landscape, B&B Memorial, Laing & Simmons, and J&A Howarth Construction.

This collaboration brings together organisations from diverse industries, each contributing their unique expertise to make a lasting difference.

Their collaboration with the Newcastle Jets Foundation is set to bring about numerous benefits for aspiring athletes and the wider community.

AMP Control a leading provider of industrial automation and control solutions and Moir Landscape a well-known landscaping company, will collaborate to improve training programmes and facilities.

Coates, a well-known equipment rental company, will contribute by providing necessary equipment and resources for the Foundation’s programmes.

First National, a well-known real estate network, will contribute its extensive local community networks and resources to raise awareness and promote the Foundation’s initiatives.

B&B Memorial, a well-known provider of memorial services, understands the value of developing young talent will provide additional assistance by sponsoring scholarships and grants.

Laing & Simmons, a reputable real estate firm, and J&A Howarth Construction, a well-known construction firm, will collaborate to develop and upgrade football facilities in local communities.

Each business’ joint efforts will provide young athletes with modern and well-maintained infrastructure, encouraging participation and promoting a love for the game among local residents.

Executive Chairman for Newcastle Jets, Shane Mattiske, spoke about the partnerships via press release:

“We are grateful for the unwavering support that our partners have shown towards the Newcastle Jets family. With the strong backing we received, we will continue to strive towards developing our Academy and Youth Teams, providing excellent opportunities for our future stars.”

The collaboration between the Jets Football Foundation and these esteemed organisations demonstrates a shared commitment to empowering young athletes and fostering community development through football. Together, these organizations exemplify the power of collaboration and the positive change that can be achieved when businesses come together for the betterment of their community.

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