Western Sydney Wanderers FC have revealed a three year partnership with BMD, Australia’s biggest privately owned and operated civil engineering, design, construction and land development contractor.
The agreement, set to last until 2025, will centre primarily on the Liberty A-League, in line with the company’s commitment to bolster women’s representation for industry sectors where a female minority currently exists.
BMD, officially known as The BMD Group, operates five companies in BMD Construction. These are BMD Urban, Empower Engineers & Project Managers, JMac Constructions and Urbex. Established in Queensland in 1979, they now employ over 1800 workers Australia-wide, resourcing and delivering projects across the country. Most notably for their latest partnership, they have been operating in the Western Sydney region for more than two decades already.
In addition to establishing themselves as a leading company in the construction sector, BMD are simultaneously spear-heading women’s involvement in an otherwise under-represented field.
BMD CEO, Scott Power, said via press release:
“We are committed to ensuring our female representation sits above industry standard and we are proud that over the past eight years we have seen a 74 per cent increase in the number of women in our business which currently sits at 19 per cent. […] The partnership with the Wanderers women’s team is the perfect opportunity to extend this commitment to help other underrepresented industries, while giving back to the local community in which BMD operates.”
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson added via press release:
“BMD has been industry leaders in their work in supporting and advocating for women in a number of industries, so it is fantastic to see this now transition to their support of women in sport. We look forward to working closely with CEO Scott Power and his team at BMD over the next three years.”
Western Sydney Wanderers are the latest in a series of partnerships undertaken by BMD in the sporting sector, which caters for National Rugby League (NRL) team North Queensland Cowboys, Australian Football League (AFL) outfit Brisbane Lions in both men’s and women’s leagues, and the Queensland Rugby League senior women’s state-wide competition, the BMD Premiership.