AFL Queensland is pleased to announce 23 female community football teams have received funding for uniforms designed specifically for females through the 2021 Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program.
Held annually, the Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program provides eligible female football teams across Australia with up to $1,600 in funding for new jumpers and shorts to support the on-going growth of female football.
The Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program is just one of the many ways in which Toyota supports football at all levels, with others initiatives including the annual Toyota Good for Footy Raffle, the recently launched Toyota Suggestion Box and the Toyota Good for Footy Round, the first ever dedicated round being recognised across both men’s and women’s elite competitions being held across Round Two of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and Round Nine of the NAB AFLW competition this weekend.
AFL Executive General Manager of Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers said Toyota’s unwavering support for grassroots football across the country has been vital in ensuring more Australians can enjoy the game.
“I would like to thank our Premier Partner, Toyota, whose enduring support of the AFL, from the grassroots to the elite game, continues to positively impact the football community,” Ms Rogers said.
“The rapid growth of female football experienced across the country over the last five years has been significant, so we’re thrilled Toyota’s Good for Footy Gear Grants program can support the delivery of female specific uniforms so that more women and girls feel confident playing our game.”
Toyota Australia Chief Marketing Officer, John Pappas, said Toyota’s Good for Footy Gear Grants Program would enhance the resources available to community football clubs with the goal of inspiring more females to be involved in the game.
“We’re delighted to welcome the return of the Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program in 2021, which we hope will encourage even more women and girls to get involved at the grassroots level so that we can ensure the women’s game continues to not only grow, but thrive.”
Toyota Ambassador and Richmond AFLW captain Katie Brennan said the Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program was incredibly important.
“The impact the Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Program has had within community football is incredible,” Brennan said.
“I can remember running around as a young girl playing football in over-sized men’s jumpers, so it’s fantastic for this initiative to continue in 2021 and support the AFLW stars of tomorrow.”
See below for a list of the community clubs who received Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants program funding:
- Moranbah Australian Football Association Incorporated
- Coomera Magpies J A F C
- North Cairns Australian Football And Sporting Club
- Goondiwindi Hawks Australian Rules Football Club
- Wilston-Grange Australian Football Club
- Bakers Creek Australian Football Club
- Centrals Juniors AFL Club
- Murwillumbah Vulcans Junior Australian Football Club
- Surfers Paradise Australian Football Club
- Pomona Cooroy Australian Football Club
- Hawks Sporting Club
- Ipswich Eagles A.F.C
- Pacific Pines Junior Australian Rules Football
- Bits Saints Aust Football Club
- Yeronga Junior Australian Football Club
- Kenmore District Junior Australian Football Club
- Everton Districts Sporting Club
- East Mackay Australian Rules Football Club
- Carrara Junior Australian Football Club
- Burleigh Bombers Australian Rules Football Club
- Centrals Women’s AFL Club
- South Burnett Saints Australian Football Club
- Lismore Swans