RugbyWA and the Insurance coverage Commission of Western Australia (Insurance coverage Commission) have embarked on a new partnership to market the state wide ‘Belt Up’ campaign.

The campaign aims to increase awareness of street safety and minimize the number of incidents on the road within the neighborhood.

2 million bucks of funding will be allocated across Rugby WA, WA country football (WACFL) and Netball WA from 2014 to 2017, such as the provision of balls and instruction products featuring the ‘Belt Up’ message for metropolitan and non-metropolitan community teams across the state.

RugbyWA CEO Mark Sinderberry explained the partnership was an critical one particular for clubs and the local community.

“This support for our grassroots clubs from the Insurance coverage Commission is invaluable and some thing we’re quite appreciative of,” he explained.

“For our metropolitan clubs, the provision of this training gear enables them to reallocate funds to elsewhere inside the club. For our regional and emerging clubs, it provides infrastructure and products that they may possibly not otherwise had.

“Importantly, it also aids give a worthwhile local community service in promoting the awareness of road security.

“Our neighborhood rugby neighborhood was saddened to learn of the loss of one particular of our players and his father from the Curtin University club in a street accident more than the off-season. We’re very pleased to give our help for keeping our players and local community safe through the promotion of road safety.”

The WA Treasurer Mike Nahan mentioned Insurance Commission’s funding to the ‘Belt Up’ campaign will indicate $ 2m is invested into grass roots sport across the codes.

“The Insurance Commission has sponsored WA nation football (WACFL) by way of ‘Belt Up’ for much more than 10 years,” he stated. “Now we are acquiring behind 2 of the state’s quickest developing sports activities in netball and rugby.

Expanding the Belt Up campaign to include Netball WA and Rugby WA assists the Insurance coverage Commission to market public awareness about the prevention of personalized damage from motor automobile accidents. Dr Nahan mentioned the sponsorship will aid get the message out to a large variety of men and women at neighborhood sporting occasions.

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