AFL Victoria is thrilled to announce that WISE Employment has secured the naming rights of the Victorian FIDA Football League Metro Conference for a second consecutive season, following a highly successful first year of the partnership in 2018.
The Victorian FIDA Football League is one of the states most loved competitions, existing to provide Victorians with an intellectual disability aged 14 years and over the opportunity to participate in Australian Football at a competitive level.
The partnership with WISE Employment works to encourage people with a disability to play football and assists them in finding employment across the state, as demonstrated by AFL Victoria’s own Steve Odgers who secured his dream role in 2018.
WISE Employment CEO, Matthew Lambelle, says the company is proud to be sponsoring the AFL Victoria FIDA Metro Conference once again.
“We see in our work every day that engagement with peers and a sense of belonging are vital to developing self-esteem and confidence in our clients, and therefore there is a fantastic synergy between WISE Employment and the Victorian FIDA Football League.
“We look forward to being a part of the league again in 2019, and wish all the players and teams the best of luck for the upcoming season.”
AFL Victoria’s Disability Programs Manager, Scott Nicholas, said the extension of the partnership was an incredibly exciting result for the FIDA Football League.
“We’re really thrilled to have the support of WISE Employment once again and are looking forward to working closely with them to ensure that the Victorian FIDA Football League – and all its participants – have every opportunity to succeed on and off-field in 2019 and beyond.
“WISE have increased their support of Victoria’s teams at the National Inclusion Carnival by supporting VIC METRO again and VIC COUNTRY for the first time when the teams travel to Blacktown, NSW in July.
The 2019 Victorian FIDA Football League Metro Conference continues this weekend.