Posted on Tuesday 16th March, 2021


AFL Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) officially launched the TAC Club Rewards Program on Tuesday.

The program will see $1.3 million invested into community football across Victoria in 2021.

The TAC Club Rewards Program has been designed to help grassroots football get back on the field, providing integral support to clubs as they prepare to return after the cancellation of the 2020 season.

As part of the program, all clubs across the Western Region Football League can take part and earn up to $10,000 in funding by promoting road safety to their community.

Head of AFL Victoria Brad Scott praised the program and the ongoing support TAC has provided to our community over the past 30 years.

“The TAC Club Rewards Program will provide an enormous boost for local clubs – particularly after the year that was,” he said.

“It will create a great platform for the footy community to make a meaningful impact in reducing incidents of road trauma across the state.

“The road safety message was important 30 years ago and will continue to be over the next 30. We thank the TAC for the significant contribution they’ve made and will continue to make to the AFL Victoria community.”

TAC Chief Executive Officer Joe Calafiore said this partnership provided the perfect platform to speak directly to Victorians who are travelling hundreds of kilometres on our rural road network every year.

“It’s an unfortunate reality that most grassroots football and netball clubs across the state have been affected by road trauma in some way and it’s crucial we’re reaching them and ensuring that, while they’re on the road, safety is always front of mind,” he said.

WRFL clubs will be able to register for the Club Rewards Program on April 1 with submissions closing on July 31 with successful funding announced in August.

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