Tuggeranong JAFCs in for Toyota Good for Footy Round
This year, as a part of the Good for Footy Round initiative, 18 worthy grassroots clubs across Australia have been selected to pair with one of the 18 AFL teams – and for every goal kicked by their aligned AFL team, the grassroots club will pocket $250, thanks to Toyota.
Toyota is aiming to kick money into grassroots clubs across Australia, with the Tuggeranong Bulldogs JAFC from the ACT and Liverpool Eagles Junior AFL Club in New South Wales selected to participate.
The action on the field will have a direct impact on the clubs that allow the game to grow at a community level, and while the current superstars of the game are on the ground fighting it out, the local diehards can watch on in hope that their club scores.
Each of the selected clubs have a unique story about what their club means to their members, and Toyota is passionate about ensuring they receive the support they need.
Recently the Tuggeranong Bulldogs have struggle to maintain facilities for their ever-expanding club, which now has over 230 registered players, while the Liverpool Eagles have had similar troubles, lacking the basic equipment needed to train properly. Both clubs understand the important role fundraising plays in keep grassroots footy clubs thriving.
All clubs involved need the additional funds to safeguard their future, ensuring the game is accessible for all, no matter who you are or where you live.
Committed to helping grow Aussie Rules football from the grassroots up, Toyota has given away over $5 million since 2008 through their Good for Footy program.
Last year through the Good for Footy Raffle, 418 grassroots clubs across the country raised a huge $682k, that they used to upgrade facilities, buy new equipment and subsidise playing fees, to make the game of footy a little more accessible for all. In New South Wales alone the raffle helped 62 clubs raised more than $85,830.