Melbourne City FC have recently announced that Workplace Law will be the club’s new exclusive partner of the A-League Women’s team for the 2023/24 season.
Since 2003, Workplace Law has operated as a specialist law firm focused on providing advice to employers in all aspects of employment law and workplace relations.
Workplace Law also have experience in sport, working with clubs, sporting associations and leagues in both the community and national level.
Workplace Law are very passionate about growing and developing the Women’s game in Australia as it reaches a peak in popularity following the World Cup that occurred during the winter. As a result of the partnership, the Workplace Law logo will appear on the back City’s A-League Women’s training top.
Workplace Law Managing Director and Principal Athena Koelmeyer explained the decision behind the company joining City’s corporate family.
“Our firm has always believed that sporting clubs that do the right thing when it comes to building professional pathways for female athletes deserve strong corporate support,” Athena said via Melbourne City club statement.
“Melbourne City, as part of the City Football Group, have proven their commitment to providing female footballers with the first-class resources and playing opportunities, domestically and overseas, that are necessary for players to become genuinely professional.
“Our shared organisational values and standards made this partnership a perfect fit and we are delighted to be joining the Melbourne City family.”
Melbourne City FC CEO Brad Rowse expressed the same positive sentiment after the deal was signed.
“We’re delighted to have Workplace Law partner with the Club and our A-League Women’s team ahead of the 2023/24 season,” he added via club statement.
“Melbourne City has a long-standing history of supporting the Women’s game in Australia as evident by our sustained on-field success at A-Leagues level and no fewer than 10 former City players representing our country for the Matildas at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“We’re delighted to have a partner on board who shares our values and dedication towards providing the best platform for our Women’s team. We welcome the team on board, and we look forward to working closely together.”
Melbourne City, as part of City Football Group, have changed the way the club operates with corporate partnerships and the addition of Workplace Law solely for the Women’s team is a step in that same direction as they grow their network.