BGC Housing Group partner, West Perth Women’s Football Club celebrated a win against Peel Thunder Football Club on 23 May 2021 at the competition’s Indigenous Round.
The team at BGC Housing Group were fortunate to attend the seventh round of the league and catch the win live from the field, as a privileged sponsor of the West Perth Women’s Football Club Indigenous Program.
Executive General Manager of BGC Housing Group, Michael Bartier shared his excitement for the progress made by the West Perth Women’s Football Club both on and off the field.
“We’re extremely proud of the partnership we have built with West Perth Women’s Football Club. Covering club fees, uniforms, events, coaching, development and strength conditioning for players, our sponsorship contribution to the Club helps make a tangible impact on the lives of these incredible women to help them pursue their passion for game,” said Bartier.
BGC Housing Group’s sponsorship of the West Perth Football Club Women’s Indigenous Program is now in its second year of the three-year term commitment. The sponsorship aims to support Indigenous players would not be able to access the playing fees required to pursue their passions, particularly after the age of 18 when access to Government support programs dimmish.
Bartier said as WA’s largest home builder, BGC Housing Group places increasing importance on supporting the local community, with a particular interest in supporting gender equality initiatives.
“At BGC Housing Group we see an opportunity to lead the construction industry in the empowerment and development of female talent in Western Australia and clearly show that there is no role across any industry in which women cannot excel. We’re committed to evening the playing field for all,” Mr Bartier said.
The invaluable Indigenous Program offers talented Indigenous women the opportunity to pursue a career in football, creating a huge number of positive benefits for the players, including the potential for mental health benefits associated with being part of a team sport.