Greater Bank has supported grassroots netball for more than two decades.
In 2021, that support will extend to 14 regional associations across the state, including Coffs Harbour Netball Association.
With 579 members and more than 70 teams across four clubs, our support will enable the association to subsidise costs for the coaching and umpire staff as well as help keep fees to a minimum for members.
According to Coffs Harbour Netball Association Secretary, Vicki Morris, the funds will go a long way towards ensuring a safe and successful season for players.
“We are a small regional sporting organisation that relies heavily on volunteers and the dedication of our members. Our appreciation of Greater Bank's support can be felt right across the association,” said Vicki.
“One of the main ways we will make use of the sponsorship funds will be to help subsidise the costs of courses and accreditation for our coaches and umpire staff.
“Ultimately, this will lead to enabling us to keep our membership fees as low as possible to ensure more players across the region can get involved and enjoy all the benefits netball has to offer,” said Vicki.
Greater Bank Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, Matt Hingston, is thrilled to see the support for regional netball expand this year as we celebrate 75 years of operation and giving back to the communities in which we operate.
“Supporting the community is a principal Greater Bank has stood by for 75 years. As we celebrate this milestone, we are excited to extend our long-standing support of netball across our areas of operation,” said Mr Hingston.
“At Greater Bank we are committed to supporting the communities that supports us and it’s this mantra that again links us to the game at all levels, especially our relationship with the 14 regional netball association sponsorships of which we are extremely proud to be a part of.
“After enduring a disrupted 2020 season due to COVID, not doubt the players are very much looking forward to getting back on the court this year. We wish them all a successful and enjoyable 2021.”
Beyond the support provided to netball associations this season, Greater Bank is also playing a key role in the elite netball pathways as the major sponsor of the Hunter, Wester Region and Central Coast Academies of Sport netball programs.