Woolworths and Netball Australia team up for NetSetGO
Woolworths will support the next generation of Australian netballers in partnership with Netball Australia, as the new naming rights partner of NetSetGO.
The partnership with Woolworths will help ensure more young Aussies stay active and live healthier lifestyles through Australia’s biggest female team sport.
NetSetGO is Australia’s official netball starter program for girls and boys aged 5 to 10. The program, which is set to attract its 600,000th participant in 2022, provides an opportunity to learn the netball basics and get outside and make some friends.
The additional three-year commitment from Woolworths to the sport is part of the supermarket’s Pick Fresh, Play Fresh initiative which aims to inspire healthy eating habits in Australian kids through sport, helping them play at their best and follow in their heroes’ footsteps.
Over the past five years, Woolworths has provided much-needed support to grassroots netball communities, with $1.1 million in grants awarded to more than 285 netball clubs right across Australia. In addition to the new long-term commitment to NetSetGO, Woolworths community grants will continue with the next round opening this month to help provide financial assistance to local netball clubs to encourage children to eat fresh food.
Woolworths will also continue to support netball through to the elite level as the Official Supermarket Partner across Netball Australia, its Member Organisations and their affiliated Suncorp Super Netball clubs.
Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan said: “We’re delighted to welcome Woolworths as the new naming rights partner of NetSetGO. This is the perfect partnership to help inspire netballers as they start their journey with the sport through Woolworths NetSetGO.
“We look forward to working with Woolworths to bring this partnership to life and make it easier for more kids to eat well, be active, play netball and have fun.”
Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks said: “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Netball Australia with the aim to inspire current and future players to pick fresh and play fresh.
“Whether it’s refuelling between quarters with freshly cut oranges or replenishing energy with bananas post-game, eating fresh and healthy food is essential for children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
“As the biggest female team sport in Australia, we’re proud to support NetSetGO and look forward to the launch of the 2022 season.”
For more information about the NetSetGO program and junior netball pathways available, please visit www.play.netball.com.au