Melbourne Victory continue with Maple Living ahead of 2023/2024 season

Maple Living and Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory has announced that they will continue their partnership with Maple Living as a Premier Partner for the 2023/2024 season.

Maple Living, one of Australia’s leading house builders, has extended its collaboration with the Club, which began in 2022, and will once again be featured on matchday (such as LED signage) and the Victory in Business network, as well as giving unique deals to members.

Maple Living build homes for the way Australians live. A team of qualified and licensed professionals will step you through the process from inception to handing over the keys with every detail and finish completed to the highest standards.

Melbourne Victory Managing Director Caroline Carnegie was excited to have Maple Living continue their partnership with the Club.

“We’re incredibly pleased to extend our partnership with Maple Living as we continue to foster our relationship with one of Australia’s premier home builders,” she said via press release.

“The focus Maple Living has on their customers and delivering their dream homes is an ethos we believe runs concurrently with our goal at Victory in creating a winning and welcoming environment for our fans and we’re looking forward to growing further with Maple Living.”

Maple Living Director Anthony Wardan is looking forward to extending the relationship with Victory for a further season.

“Maple Living is excited to be continuing our partnership with Melbourne Victory, allowing us to further amplify our brand’s values while contributing to the dynamic spirit of the football community across Victoria,” Wardan added via press release.

“Partnering with Melbourne Victory is a natural fit for Maple Living, as we both share a commitment to excellence and a passion for creating meaningful experiences.”

“We are very excited for the new season to begin, and we wish Victory the most success for 2023/2024.”

Maple Living is launching a special, limited-time deal for Melbourne Victory season 2023/24 members, providing $10,000 off any property purchase. Terms and conditions apply. To see more, go to with a valid Melbourne Victory membership number.

The 2023-24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund to cater for participation boom

2023-24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Victorian Government’s 2023-24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is a state-wide investment, open until December 13, 2023.

This fund was created to adapt to the increasing need for infrastructure that is required for regular active sport and recreation.

Utilising three streams, sports clubs, facility managers and community organisations will all benefit from the following grants:

  • Community Facilities – up to $300,000
  • Community Sports Lighting – up to $250,000
  • Planning – up to $40,000

Led by Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence, the creation of infrastructure will be made possible by planners, architects, engineers, project managers,
builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, facility managers and operational staff as part on the construction process. In turn, this has a direct link back to the local economy and offers hundreds of jobs.

For sporting & recreation clubs, sporting associations & leagues, educational institutions, not-for-profit community organisations, businesses and individuals looking to apply for the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, an important note is that they cannot do so directly. Instead, they will coordinate this with Local Government Authorities and the Alpine Resorts Victoria who will apply on their behalf.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday December 13 2023 – with successful candidates of the 2023-24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund announced from April 2024.

For full information and resources, you can view those here.

Football Queensland remain with Kappa for five more seasons until 2028

Football Queensland & Kappa partnership extension

Football Queensland have announced a five-year partnership extension with iconic international sports brand Kappa as its official apparel partner from 2024.

This relationship between the two parties has been very strong since they first partnered all the way back in 2017 and reinforces the support for football in Queensland that the brand has had.

Kappa has provided quality garments for some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester City, Juventus, AC Milan and the Italian National team.

It’s a brand that was established in 1916 in Turin and eventually in 1978 they rebranded themselves to branch out as a sportwear brand where they focused purely on football-related products and designs.

For Football Queensland, they currently produce and provide quality on and off-field apparel for all Queensland State Representative teams including the state’s futsal representative squads. Kappa also provide on-field apparel for the game’s referees on the FQ website.

They also helped sponsor and start up the Kappa Women’s Super Cup and Kappa Pro Series tournaments that debuted in late 2021 and 2022 respectively for clubs to participate in across the state.

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci was extremely pleased to announce this partnership extension following Kappa’s amazing support.

“Football Queensland is incredibly excited to announce Kappa as our official apparel partner for the next five years following a competitive tender process which saw us receive 20 expressions of interest and 15 submissions of an extremely high quality,” Cavallucci said via Football Queensland press release.

“In their seven years as a Football Queensland partner, Kappa has provided fantastic support to Football Queensland, our clubs and the wider football community thanks to their quality of apparel, ability to deliver on their promises and the team’s unwavering commitment to customer service.

“We’ve built a wonderful working relationship with the team at Kappa thanks to their willingness to go above and beyond to deliver outcomes for our organisation and our game, and we’re delighted to continue working in partnership with them from next year.”

Kappa Australia Director Ze’ev Bogaty shared the same sentiment for the great relationship the two parties have created.

“Kappa is a strong supporter of football in Queensland and has been proud to invest in the game since the partnership with Football Queensland began in 2017,” Bogaty mentioned in the FQ press release.

“Some highlights of the partnership have included the development of the teal shirt for first year referees, witnessing Queensland state sides dominate on the national stage in Kappa kit, and the launch of the Kappa Women’s Super Cup and Kappa Pro Series tournaments.

“As we embark on another five years as the state’s official apparel partner and continue our close working relationship with Football Queensland, we look forward to contributing even more to the growth and success of football across the state.”

There is a shared goal of improving the grassroots game in Queensland from both parties and the track record of Kappa’s immense investment over the past seven years has shown that this extension will do wonders for Queensland football.

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