AFL Riverina Benefits from Toyota gear grant
AFL Riverina benefits from Toyota gear grant
AFL Riverina has had two (2) clubs benefit from the 2022 Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grant program. Collingullie Glenfield Park FNC and Coolamon Rovers FNC.
For the third year running, Toyota is providing 100 female football teams around the country the funding required to supply new uniforms to players, making it more accessible for women and girls to play the game they love.
Successful recipient clubs receive a $1,600 grant. Twenty clubs across NSW and the ACT were successful in this year’s program, up from 14 in 2021.
Toyota has provided more than $420,000 of funding to community football clubs since the Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grant program was established in 2020, taking the total number of clubs to have benefitted to nearly 300 since its inception.
AFL Riverina spoke with Collingullie Glenfield Park Demons around what this means for the club.
“With many families involved in the club and new families joining, we find the cost may be a barrier for some to participate. Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants has given us the opportunity to support our female players uniforms and take the cost burden off these players, so we can focus on building a great culture and a platform for women to play.
We have also found that this grant has given the young females the confidence to be looked upon as professional footballers. The players have been involved in choosing our uniform and all who are involved wear the Collingullie GPFNC colours with pride.”
The announcement comes ahead of the AFLW Toyota Good for Footy Round, which celebrates Toyota’s significant contribution to Australian football from the grassroots to the elite level.
AFL Executive General Manager of Customer and Commercial, Kylie Rogers, said the AFL is pleased to recognise Toyota’s support of the women’s football with a dedicated round again this year.
“I would like to thank our longstanding partner, Toyota, whose support of football across all levels of the game continues to positively impact the entire football community,” Ms Rogers said.
“We are thrilled to bring to life the AFLW Toyota Good For Footy Round in round six of the competition, and celebrate the 100 community clubs who have received funding for new uniforms through the 2022 Toyota Good For Footy Gear Grant program.”
Toyota Australia Chief Marketing Officer, Vin Naidoo, said Toyota was committed to supporting football at all levels, from grassroots clubs to elite competition, and making footy accessible for all.
“Female participation has grown exponentially in recent years, and it’s through the Good for Footy Gear Grants Program that we hope to inspire even more women and girls to get involved in this great game for years to come,” he said.
“Toyota is immensely proud to support female footy teams in supplying the right gear, and we’re delighted to announce the deserving recipients of the $1,600 grant during this year’s AFLW Toyota Good For Footy Round.”