Football Tasmania have made significant strides in their effort to grow the world game in their region, by delivering free balls to every registered junior player.
The mammoth task has been undertaken by Football Tasmania’s staff over recent weeks, with the aim of increasing access to football for youngsters across the state.
Students of Dominic College were just some of the junior participants to benefit from the new initiative. Bulkeley, along with MyState Bank General Manager of People and Culture, Janelle Whittle, were recently on hand to give out the free balls to grateful members of the school.
Football Tasmania CEO Matt Bulkeley was excited to see the roll out come to fruition, created in partnership with MyState Bank.
“As Tasmania’s most popular team sport and with junior clubs and school teams in all corners of the state, getting a ball out to every player hasn’t been easy, but the reception we’ve received has definitely made it worthwhile,” Bulkeley said.
“The kids love receiving a ball to practice their skills in the off-season and share the world game with friends and family outside of organised matches and training.
“We’ve had more junior players than ever before this year and we’re looking forward to this number growing further as excitement builds for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.”
Whittle added the organisation felt privileged to be able to give back to the community and promote healthy habits through active participation.
“Tasmania is a vibrant state, where dedicated, talented people in the community achieve great things every day and MyState Bank is proud to support and encourage them through our many community projects and initiatives,” Whittle said.
“We’re delighted to help Tasmanian children stay active and healthy through this initiative and help them build a lifelong love for the world game.”