Football Victoria choose Cleaning Melbourne to deliver services at The Home of the Matildas

Football Victoria and Cleaning Melbourne

Football Victoria announced a partnership with cleaning and soft services company, Cleaning Melbourne, for The Home of Matildas and State Football Centre, the new elite football facility located at La Trobe University, Bundoora.

Cleaning Melbourne are a professional cleaning services company that was founded by current CEO and Managing director David Gagovski in 2008. The company’s goal for the past 15 years has been to provide a client-focused, reliable cleaning solution specifically for commercial spaces like offices, stadiums and event cleaning.

The facility is designed by women, for women and will support football at the elite and community level by delivering an experience unparalleled in Australian football.

Cleaning Melbourne are delivering the following services at the venue:

  • General Cleaning
  • Periodical Maintenance
  • Waste Management
  • Pest Control
  • Sanitary and Hygiene Services
  • Special Events and Match Day Services

Football Victoria’s administration is now based at the facility with the ground also hosting national team training camps and Melbourne Victory’s A-League Women’s team home games.

Cleaning Melbourne’s CEO and Managing Director, David Gagovski, discussed the importance of the company taking over the ground.

“Cleaning Melbourne is privileged to be awarded the contract for such an important venue and we are excited about supporting the operations of a world class facility,” he said in a statement.

“This is another example of Cleaning Melbourne’s ability to be able deliver and manage several service offerings under the one contract whilst maintaining excellence standards across all services.

“We have a commitment to innovative and efficient service offerings, and we are confident that our CARE approach will not only support the service delivery but will also be a pivotal factor in ensuring The Home of the Matildas is a great venue to work visit and play.”

Head of Venue Operations for Football Victoria, Kieran Grealish, was proud to announce the partnership specifically for women’s football.

“We are excited to partner with Cleaning Melbourne given their alignment and passion for women’s sport and the growth of the game as well as their proven expertise with the Management and delivery of Cleaning and soft services” Grealish said in a Football Victoria press release.

“The team have been a pleasure to deal with and have certainly hit the ground running. We look forward to a long partnership.”

Cleaning Melbourne’s broad presence in the local area and reputation for delivering excellence service standards was one of the main contributors in securing this much sought after contract.

This partnership will ensure the state-of-the-art facility is kept up to amazing cleanliness standards as it expands to become a multi-purpose venue.

Saudi Arabia’s sporting presence strengthens

Saudi Arabia’s continuous growth within its entertainment sector has taken another major stride, with the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) involved in the creation of a futuristic Sports and Entertainment Stadium set to overlook the ever evolving, city of Riyadh.

Named after the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, The Mohammad bin Salman Stadium will hold up to 45,000 spectators.

The QIC enlisted the guidance of globally renowned architecture firm “Populous”, to assist with the conception of the complex stadium. Bold provisions, involving a retractable roof and LED wall, enable the stadium to transition depending on the requirements of the various events, it may host.

Ranging from lightshows, Football Matches, Boxing Events, E-Sport competitions. The question now begs, what Sport can it not host?

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has spearheaded the project, determined to guide Qiddiya, to ultimately become the World’s leading district of Sports and Entertainment. While aiming attention at shifting Saudi Arabia’s culture, through the Qiddiya philosophy,” the Power of Play”.

The Power of Play philosophy leverages extensive research showcasing how interactive activity is vital for cognitive development within society. How sport can be a driving force for unification and social cohesion.

The Stadium is another symbol, indicating the Saudi Arabian presence among the world Sport, becoming more ominous. However, what affect will this stadium have on Football? It is no surprise, given the financial competence, how Saudi Arabia continue to set trends within world football. World class players within Europe are beginning to trade continents, chasing more lucrative paydays abroad.

In what mirrors the stadium and its bold ambitions, Saudi Arabia continues to command its voice to be heard, on a global front in relation to their football. They can no longer be ignored. This state-of-the-art stadium is just another aspect of what the country is capable of, in becoming a football powerhouse.

It is beyond exciting to see Saudi Arabia spearhead a renaissance of football within Asia. Let’s see what magical moments can be created at this exciting location.

PepsiCo and Roshn Saudi League collaborate to increase fan base

The Roshn Saudi League (SPL) has confirmed a substantial agreement with PepsiCo, which will benefit both the league and its fans.

According to the terms of the arrangement, PepsiCo’s engagement will last until the completion of the current RSL season and the full 2024/25 campaign. The partnership will see PepsiCo’s well-known brands integrated into various aspects of the league’s operations, with Aquafina serving as the league’s official water partner, Pepsi as the official soft drink partner, Gatorade as the official sports drink partner, and Lay’s as the official potato chips sponsor.

The alliance intends to improve fans’ match day experiences through a series of activations and events that leverage PepsiCo’s global reputation for quality and innovation. This initiative demonstrates the RSL’s commitment to creating unique and entertaining experiences for its devoted fans.

This collaboration with PepsiCo builds on Lay’s current sponsorship of the Saudi Women’s Premier League, consolidating PepsiCo’s position in the Saudi football scene and confirming the company’s commitment to football development at all levels.

Carlo Nohra, Chief Operating Officer of the Roshn Saudi League, explained why the deal would work for both sides.

“We are delighted to welcome PepsiCo into the RSL family as a gold partner,” he said via press release.

“This partnership aligns with our mission to offer fans innovative and engaging experiences. PepsiCo’s commitment to football and its global reputation for quality will undoubtedly enhance our league’s appeal and the overall fan experience.”

Aamer Sheikh, Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Middle East Business Unit added via press release:

“We are thrilled to join hands with The Roshn Saudi League as Gold Sponsors for the season. This partnership signifies a shared commitment of excellence, passion, and the pursuit of victory. Together, we aim to elevate the beautiful game to new heights, delivering unforgettable experiences for fans and fostering a legacy of greatness.”

This partnership with PepsiCo, who are well-known for its strong ties in the sports and entertainment industry, underlines the importance of the league to collaborating with organisations that share a passion for football and its fans.

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