Free balls roll out to Tasmanian junior footballers

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FOOTBALL Tasmania is one step closer to completing the mammoth task of delivering a free ball to every registered junior player in the state.

Football Tasmania chief executive officer Matt Bulkeley visited Dominic College to deliver soccer balls to students as part of a joint initiative with MyState Bank.

“As Tasmania’s most popular team sport and with junior clubs and school teams in all corners of the state, getting a ball out to every player hasn’t been easy, but the reception we’ve received has definitely made it worthwhile,” Mr Bulkeley said.

“The kids love receiving a ball to practice their skills in the off-season and share the world game with friends and family outside of organised matches and training.

“We’ve had more junior players than ever before this year and we’re looking forward to this number growing further as excitement builds for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.”

Dominic College directory of Health and Physical Education for K-10 Cameron Goulding said the students at the school loved their soccer and had participated in record numbers in 2021.

“The amazing support of MyState Bank only further assists in keeping our students active and happy with this generous sponsorship of ball for every singly player in the roster,” he said.

“We appreciate the support of MyState Bank and our students were super excited to receive their very own ball which will get lots of use in the off-season leading into the 2022 soccer season.”

MyState Bank general manager of people and culture Janelle Whittle said the organisation felt privileged to be able to give back to the community and promote healthy habits through the initiative.

“Tasmania is a vibrant state where dedicated, talented people in the community achieve great things every day, and MyState Bank is proud to support and encourage them through our many community projects and initiatives,” she said.

“We’re delighted to help Tasmanian children stay active and healthy through this initiative and help them build a lifelong love for the world game.”

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