North Melbourne AFLW Signs Key Partners
North Melbourne AFLW side is set to benefit from a new partnership with the University of Tasmania, as well as a new three-year agreement with Spirit of Tasmania ahead of the team’s introduction to the AFLW competition in 2019.
Spirit of Tasmania logos will feature on signage, the media backdrop, coaches apparel and throughout various match-day activations at North Hobart Oval and UTAS Stadium.
The clubs collaboration with the University of Tasmania is focused on a mutual commitment to enhance education and community outcomes in both Tasmania and Victoria.
The partnership provides opportunities to collaborate in research, facilitate internships and operate Tasmanian community programs.
University students will also benefit from exclusive work experience and volunteering opportunities across the club and North’s match days.
North CEO and managing director, Carl Dilena, said it was another exciting layer added to the club’s AFLW team.
“The current landscape of the AFLW competition means most of the players still have full-time jobs or study commitments outside of playing professional football, which makes the flexibility in study crucial,” Dilena said.
“We are continually seeking ways in which we can provide opportunities not only for our players but our community.
“This partnership not only encourages flexible study options around busy schedules but creates real role models within the community.”
University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global), Rob Atkinson, whose portfolio includes marketing and sponsorships, said the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos would be powerful role models in a state with a proud football heritage.
“In a short time, the AFLW has truly captured the imagination of the sporting public,” he said.
“We are especially proud to be contributing to that heritage while entering into an agreement which specifically supports women’s sport.”
The University will work with the Kangaroos to provide opportunities for players to further their education whilst building their AFLW careers.
The University logo will feature on the Kangaroos players’ match day and training shorts, and North will play the Bulldogs at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston next season.