Macarthur FC set for huge membership boost thanks to deal with Cabra-Vale Diggers

Macarthur FC and Cabra-Vale Diggers Club

Macarthur FC has announced a significant deal that will see its membership grow by 60,000.

The deal with community association Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, an organisation that includes the Campbelltown RSL, will mean that all the members of the Diggers club will also now be members of the Bulls.

The Cabra-Vale diggers club has 60,000 members who will now be entitled to access three Isuzu UTE A-League games for free, every season at the Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

At the same time, existing Bulls members will now receive reciprocal membership to the Cabra-Vale Diggers Club and the Campbelltown RSL.

The deal will now also see the Campbelltown RSL become the Bulls’ away games live site. A significant victory for the community that will be sure to help further entrench the Club with them.

Macarthur FC Chairman Gino Marra spoke of the community goals that this deal hopes to foster at the announcement.

“Cabra-Vale Diggers, for the last three years, have been supporters of our community programs,” he said via press release.

“This is a natural extension of our partnership with a club that cares about its community across the south-west. We are proud to partner with a club that has supported our region for over 98 years.”

Reflecting on this community commitment, Cabra-Vale Diggers Chairman Walter Robinson OAM applauded  the club and looked forward to the partnership expanding in the future.

“The Bulls in a short time have made the south-west their home. From over 50,000 kids going through their Bulls in Schools program to winning the Australia Cup they have made the south-west proud,” he added via press release.

“As a club that cares about its community and giving back to its members this is a great partnership which we look forward to growing and expanding in years to come. Campbelltown RSL is the home for its away games as a live site and we will look to expand this to Cabra-Vale Diggers Sports Arena bar.”

This is a huge step into the South Western Sydney community for the relatively new club. By siding with an entrenched community organisation that has nearly 100 years of experience, the Bulls will be making it clear that they are going to be here to stay.

This deal will open the door to introducing more people the beautiful game, where it will also hopefully help both organisations grow and prosper into the future. A win not only for football but also for the local community.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community program to capitalise on growth

Football Queensland (FQ) have announced a partnership with A-League staple Brisbane Roar as the member federation continues to build towards their 2026 strategic growth plan.

The two organisations have combined to launch a community incentive, titled ‘Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community’.

As a result of the collaboration, it is an Australian first – as no club across the country has experienced a feat  which is being exhibited in Queensland between the Roar and governing body.

This gound-breaking alliance has effectively reinforced the established relationship between the state and one of the country’s most renowned football clubs, drawing emphasis upon the strategy of building upon the ongoing development and support of football within Queensland.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community will deliver a vast variety of grassroots football clinics, sessions, events and community engagement programs to young aspiring boy and girl participants.

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci disclosed his assertiveness in FQ hitting the 2026 strategy plan, with the newly found partnership a step in the right direction.

“Combining our strong ties to the grassroots football community with Brisbane Roar’s connection to football fans across the state ensures we can implement best practice delivery methods to unite the game in Queensland,” he said via media release.

Brisbane Roar FC Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta discussed his admiration towards the expansion of the Club’s reach in the new state wide opportunity.

“We’re delighted to expand Brisbane Roar FC’s reach throughout the Queensland football community as we continue working collaboratively with Football Queensland to pave the way for innovative and strategic opportunities for the game,” he added via press release.

This community program intends on introducing young boys and girls to the sport of football, in attempts to increase participation numbers.

It is a strict objective in which FQ are adamant in achieving, all in accordance to their 2024-2026 Development Strategy.

Additionally, the programs created are crafted for children across the state of Queensland, with a database featured on the community program website, allowing parents to navigate the closest programs within their respective area of the state.

Schools are also invited to become involved – find out more about Football in the Community here:

Volunteers valued throughout nationwide week in their honour

Volunteers are the backbone of sports clubs across the nation, within the lifespan of a successful club, volunteers throughout generations are selflessly involved.

National Volunteer Week 2024 is an incentive created by Volunteering Australia (VA) who have continued the promotion of volunteers since their inception in 1991.

Founded under the National Secretariat Program, VA are the peak organisation for volunteers across the country.

National Volunteer week has officially began, with its conclusion occurring on Sunday.

Coaches, administrators, referees and team managers all fall under the plethora of volunteers in whom without it the day to day living organism of a club would cease to exist.

Selfless within the endeavours undertaken, volunteers dedicate time and effort at the betterment of a sports club.

Playing a pivotal role in various aspects of a sports club operations. They are the unsung heroes in building chemistry amongst players, club participants and officials.

Unifying a broader community under the umbrella of a sporting entity.

Football across the nation have showcased their appreciation towards volunteers.

Football NSW have swiftly acknowledged the continuous contributions made by volunteers throughout the state by disclosing their participation within the week.

As stated on their website, Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas touched upon the importance in which volunteers possess.

“Every week we see thousands of dedicated volunteers, committed administrators, and mums and dads giving their time to ensure our players of all ages can enjoy the beautiful game.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our game – the grassroots appeal of our game would not be what it is without their passion for the sport and undying commitment to their local club and community.”

Football NSW are honouring the volunteers within the state through Football NSW Champion Volunteer Pieces, all to be presented across social media platforms and the NSW website throughout the duration of volunteer week.

Additionally, the theme for this year’s annual National Volunteer Week is “Something for Everyone”. Placing a firm emphasis upon recognition of diversity within the volunteering community.

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