General News

TAC and AFL Victoria Road Safety Round: New Date


19 JUL 2021

In 2021, Over 1200 football and netball clubs across metro and regional Victoria will band together to support a new initiative for the TAC and AFL Victoria Road Safety Round. Originally to be held over July 16th to 18th, this Round will now be held on the 6th to 8th of August. 

More than 400,000 Victorian football and netball players, coaches and supporters will don a new-look blue armband, to show their commitment to road safety and eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

They will also help mark the 30th year of partnership between the TAC and AFL Victoria and the continued efforts and need to share this important message. You can learn more by visiting: tac.vic.gov.au/bandtogether

Road Safety Round will take place during restrictions, so there will be no crowds on game day. But that doesn’t mean we can’t band together.  


HELP US DISTRIBUTE THE BAND

CLUB PICK UP

In the lead up to the match please encourage community members to pick up a band from your club to wear over the weekend of August 6th to 8th, or download and print their own band via tac.vic.gov.au/bandtogether

LOCAL STORE PICK UP

We would also love it if you could distribute some bands either in person by handing them out to community members at the local shops, or by leaving them at check-outs to distribute. An A4 instructional poster can be found under ‘Local Press’ via https://bit.ly/2TJOYVG, for stores to print off and place next to the band.

SPREAD THE MESSAGE

Get involved by filming a portrait video explaining why your club is wearing the blue armband or who they’re wearing it for with #tacbandtogether.

We all have a reason for wanting safer roads. So, we would also love you to encourage others at the club to share their reason for wearing the band on social media too.

Instructions:

  1. Please be wearing the armband on your bicep.
  2. Include the line, “I’m wearing the band for/because…”.
  3. Film a portrait video on your mobile. No extra editing is required.
  4. Upload the video on social media using #tacbandtogether and tag @tacvictoria and @aflvictoria, and don’t forget to mention the new dates of the round (August 6th to 8th).
  5. Please send a copy to us at production@sdwm.com.au

Thank you to all the clubs who have already done so. Please feel free to reshare in the lead up to game day.

If your club would like to make any additional posts on social media to encourage the community to pick up a band, you are welcome to use any imagery from our ‘Social Stills’ folder which can also be found here: https://bit.ly/2TJOYVG

Every video shared will go towards your local club’s application to the TAC Club Rewards Program, where clubs can earn up to $10,000 for spreading the message of road safety through the community. Hand out as many armbands as possible and collect as many reasons as possible.

Some examples include:

Frankston Dolphins FNC

Burnside Heights

 

Darcey Vescio, Carlton Football Club

Upwey-Tecoma Football Netball Club