Townsville’s Indigenous all girls’ soccer team, Tiddas United, has received a $5,000 sponsorship from Queensland Country Bank to help them on their journey to the First Nations Indigenous Football Cup taking place in Brisbane in November.
The event invites teams throughout Australia to compete and provides an opportunity for players to show off their skills for selection for the Australian Indigenous Football team. Tiddas United’s Coach, Peter Walters, says it’s a vital competition for the team to compete in and represent their communities on the State and National stages.
“Three of our players have been selected in the national team for three consecutive years since competing from 2019 to 2021. In 2019, the Australian Indigenous Koala’s national team went on to compete in the Arafura Games and claim Gold against Singapore.
“We are so grateful for Queensland Country Bank’s sponsorship as this will enable us to purchase uniforms and apparel as well as contribute significantly to travel and accommodation costs for getting to the tournament.”
Our Queensland Country Bank Townsville Area Manager, Libby Zollner, says she is proud to be sponsoring Tiddas United and supporting their mission to bring the World Game to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“Part of Queensland Country Bank’s commitment to its Members is to support the community and give back where possible,” says Ms Zollner.
“There is a great synergy in this partnership with Tiddas United to help them continue to empower their players, families, and communities through sport.
“Being a member-owned organisation allows us to reinvest our profits into clubs and associations like Tiddas United that foster active and healthy communities.”
Mr Walters says sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses who want to support the team’s campaign.
“Queensland Country Bank’s sponsorship is a significant contribution, but we are still looking for more sponsors to help us get to Brisbane.
“Securing sponsorship means our players won’t incur any out-of-pocket expenses which can become unaffordable quite quickly,” Mr Walters explains.
“It’s an important competition for the girls to not only play soccer but to learn about our culture and socialise with other girls from around the state. It would be a shame if any of our players had to miss out.”
For more information about Tiddas United’s sponsorship packages, please contact Tyne Walters via email at firstname.lastname@example.org