Female footy teams to get into gear with Toyota
The Toyota Good For Footy Gear Grant program is back for the third-season running, with 100 female football teams around the country to benefit from funding to supply brand new, specially designed uniforms.
Applications are now open and will be closing in late January, so clubs are urged to get their applications in for the $1,600 grant by explaining ‘why their team is worthy of kit that fits’ at https://www.toyota.com.au/community/partnerships/afl-aflw/gear.
Women and girls football participation has exploded in the last five years since the inception of AFLW. In 2016, there were 983 community teams for women and girls playing Australian football. Today, there are more than 2500 community teams for women and girls.
The 2022 edition of the gear grants, which is part of Toyota’s continued support for the game through the Good for Footy program, will take the number of clubs to have benefited from the funding to 300. Clubs have shared in $320,000 of funding from Toyota over the past two years.
Toyota Good for Footy Round will be held again in both the NAB AFLW competition (Round Six) and the Toyota AFL Premiership seasons in 2022.
John Pappas, Chief Marketing Officer, Toyota Australia said: “Toyota Australia has been a long-time supporter of community football and for the third season running, the Good for Footy Gear Grants Program will help women and girls around Australia get the right gear to play the game they love.
“Every year female participation is becoming more popular at the community level, but it’s not always possible for female teams to play in their own kit. For clubs, having access to initiatives like Toyota’s Good for Footy Gear Grant program encourages teams to play at their best.
“We’re looking forward to seeing this season’s entries from community clubs across Australia, giving female teams a chance to qualify for a $1,600 gear grant and make footy better for all.”
In 2021, the following clubs from Victoria were recipients of the Toyota Good For Footy Gear Grant program:
- Barwon Heads Football and Netball Club
- Bayswater Junior Football Club
- Bentleigh Football Netball Club
- Clayton Football and Netball Club
- Coburg Districts Football Club
- Edithvale Aspendale Football Club
- Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club
- Frankston Football Club
- Kerang Football and Netball Club
- Kilmore Junior Football Club
- Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club
- Lemnos Football and Netball Club
- Manor Lakes Football Club
- Mazenod Panthers Football Club
- Mitcham Football Club
- Moe Football and Netball Club
- Monash University Blues Football Club
- Mt Evelyn Football Netball Club.
- Newtown & Chilwell Football Club
- North Sunshine Football Club
- Northcote Junior Football Club
- Northern Saints Football Club
- Preston Bullants Amateur Football Club
- Sale Football Netball Club.
- South Croydon Football Club
- South Yarra Football Club.
- St Josephs Football Club Geelong
- St Mary's Salesian Amateur Football Club
- Tatura Football Netball Club
- Taylors Lakes Sporting Club
- Tyabb Football Club
- Upwey Tecoma Football and Netball Club
- Whitehorse Colts
- Yarraville Seddon Eagles