With almost two million active players, football – the beautiful game – is Australia’s most popular participator sport and female football is one of the sports fastest growing sectors.
With Australia’s female stars shining on the world stage and the country hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, this extraordinary growth shows no sign of slowing.
Despite COVID-19 disruptions, female football across the Far North Coast zone has grown by double figures over the last two years. Each weekend throughout the region, over 2100 registered female players take to the pitch supported by more than 300 registered female officials and volunteers.
Organised team sports provide significant social and health benefits to participants of all ages and help keep us fit, active and engaged in our local community.
Summerland Credit Union is proud to get behind one of the Far North Coast’s oldest and strongest community organisations, Bangalow Blue Dogs, by outfitting their Women’s Premier League team with a new and very professional Nike playing strip for the 2021 season.
Club President, Peter Rologas, was delighted to see the women’s team acknowledged as a major player in local football “women’s soccer is incredibly important to our club, so having Summerland Credit Union come on board in our 51st year demonstrates an investment in equality and meaningful change for women within the sporting arena”.
Summerland CEO, John Williams, said Summerland is proud of its involvement within the Northern Rivers community. “We look forward to supporting the Bangalow Women’s Prems and wish them every success for the 2021 season and beyond”.