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Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton and Wanneroo SC Masters players with their new batch of Belt up. footballs.
Clubs on the ball with road safety message
Football West News
Football West this week began to distribute some 2,000 footballs to amateur and regional clubs around the State branded with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s Belt up. road safety message.
Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton kicked off the launch on Sunday morning at the Kingsway Sporting Complex by presenting footballs to players from Wanneroo City.
“It’s a great initiative that football has these branded footballs to help get the message across,” she said.
“A lot of young players are starting to drive so it’s really important for that demographic to realise the importance of wearing a seatbelt, and older drivers as well.”
Football West CEO James Curtis said: “We are proud of this partnership with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and delighted to do our part in promoting road safety in this way.”
Wanneroo City president Dean Bell was especially pleased with the colour of the balls.
“The Belt up. logo in red and white – our club colours – I’m more than happy,” he said.
“We all know this is a serious message to everyone in the community and it’s a great idea. The balls will be put to good use – any time we can save money, I’m happy.”
The Insurance Commission of Western Australia has naming rights to the following Men’s Sunday competitions:
Belt up. Men’s Amateur League
Belt up. Men’s Amateur Cup
Belt up. Men’s Amateur Reserves League
Belt up. Men’s Amateur Reserves Cup
Belt up. Men’s Masters League
Belt up. Men’s Masters Cup
Belt up. Men’s Metroplitan League
Belt up. Men’s Metroplitan Cup
The Men’s State Cup is now the Belt up. Cup, while a number of competitions now have Belt up. rounds, including the National Premier Leagues WA and the Women’s State League.
Belt up. is a road safety awareness campaign to promote wearing seatbelts on WA roads to reduce the severity of injury in a crash.
The message is simple. Wear a seatbelt. Belt up! We don’t want you to become another statistic on our roads.