The Canberra region’s leading energy provider, ActewAGL, this week announced it will return as naming rights partner for the Capital Football ActewAGL Junior League for the 15th year running.
Football is the largest club-based participation sport in Australia, and in 2018 more than 6,000 Canberran youngsters aged 10 to 17 took part in the ActewAGL Junior League with thousands more involved in the Aldi Miniroos program below that.
In line with ActewAGL’s commitment to supporting women in sport, the partnership with Capital Football has enabled the Junior League competition to grow its female representation to more than 25% of participants.
ActewAGL Head of Brand, Communications and Corporate Affairs Michelle Rowe said it made perfect sense to continue the partnership in 2019. “ActewAGL is committed to making a difference to Canberrans by providing support for organisations such as Capital Football, which are providing opportunities for a huge number of youngsters to take up football,” Ms Rowe said.
“In addition to being great fun for the kids, participating in a team sport promotes health, wellbeing and social inclusion – all critical components of a thriving and successful community.”
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown thanked ActewAGL for its ongoing support of junior football – and girls and women in sport – during the launch of the 2019 ActewAGL Junior League season at Hawker Football Centre on Wednesday.
“We are excited to welcome ActewAGL back for yet another season of Junior League football,” Mr Brown said.
“ActewAGL’s ongoing support has helped the league develop and provide opportunities for thousands of young boys and girls to find their way into football. Our clubs and volunteers are the drivers of football in this region, and we wish them the best of luck during the upcoming season.”