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GIANTS Announce Three NWL Partners

GIANTS Welcome AFLW Partners Renee Forth and Emma Swanson speak about the club's new partners for the upcoming AFL Women's Competition.
Marquee players Renee Forth and Emma Swanson.
This is a historic time for the AFL with the introduction of the first ever national women’s league and it’s exciting leading Australian organisations like Harvey Norman, FlexiGroup and Sydney Airport are supporting this historic step forward.
GIANTS CEO David Matthews

The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS are delighted to announce Harvey Norman as the inaugural premier partner of the GIANTS’ women’s team for the upcoming National Women’s League (NWL).

The GIANTS also today announced financial services organisation FlexiGroup as the platinum partner of the women’s team and Sydney Airport as the shorts partner. Both FlexiGroup and Sydney Airport have also joined the club as partners of the ground-breaking GIANTS Care program.

Harvey Norman has been involved with the GIANTS since 2015 as the major sponsor of the Auburn GIANTS, Australia’s first predominantly multicultural women’s AFL club.

Harvey Norman has also been the proud match-day partner of the GIANTS’ past two Multicultural Round matches, a key feature on the AFL calendar.

The GIANTS are one of eight AFL clubs to have secured a licence to field a team in the inaugural year of the NWL, which is due to begin in early 2017.

“This is another exciting step in the development of the GIANTS’ women’s team and we’re proud to have the support of Australian’s leading retailer Harvey Norman from the outset,” GIANTS CEO David Matthews said.

“Harvey Norman’s involvement in all levels of Australian Football illustrates their passion and commitment to growing the game, particularly for female athletes. They have an unprecedented track record when it comes to supporting sport in this country, from the grassroots right through to the elite level.

“We are also delighted to welcome FlexiGroup and Sydney Airport to the GIANTS family and look forward to their ongoing support during the inaugural NWL season.

“This is a historic time for the AFL with the introduction of the first ever national women’s league and it’s exciting leading Australian organisations like Harvey Norman, FlexiGroup and Sydney Airport are supporting this historic step forward.

“These new partnerships provide the opportunity to invest heavily in women’s football and developing the next generation of female players,” Mr Matthews added.

As premier partners, the Harvey Norman logo will feature on the front of the GIANTS’ jumper and on all training and match day apparel during the upcoming NWL.

"Harvey Norman is proud to partner with the GIANTS’ inaugural National Women’s League team - for the women who are selected to play in the national league it is the culmination of years of training and hard work, but for thousands of young girls it is just the beginning,” Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page said.

“We understand a great way to demonstrate to young children what it means to play team sport is to take them to a game - a local game. The better the competition, the more your child is inspired to participate. 

"Now with the introduction of the NWL, represented by the GIANTS in NSW and the ACT, both our daughters and our sons can witness elite level competition through their local club.

"For years Auskick has opened the door to Australian Football to all children, girls and boys, now those children can all share the same dream of playing on the national stage as professional athletes."

FlexiGroup, who are also proud partners of the club’s GIANTS Care community program, will feature on the back of the playing jumpers and on player polos and training apparel.

“FlexiGroup is very proud to support the talent and ambitions of the GWS GIANTS in the inaugural National Women’s League competition and beyond,” FlexiGroup CEO Symon Brewis-Weston said.

“The GIANTS have shown great vision and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

The GIANTS’ NWL team marks Sydney Airport’s first foray into the AFL and as an official partner the organisation’s logo will appear on the player’s shorts throughout the inaugural NWL season.

“Sydney Airport is excited to become a foundation partner of NSW’s first women’s AFL team in the national league as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting women’s sport,” Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather said.

“GWS GIANTS’ National Women’s League team are fantastic role models, inspiring young women around Australia to strive to become leaders in their field.

“As a proud supporter of our community, we’re thrilled that this new partnership will also help young people and families in Western Sydney to access health and education services through the club’s GIANTS Care program.”

Last month Western Australian pair Renee Forth and Emma Swanson was announced as the GIANTS’ inaugural marquee players.

Over the coming weeks the GIANTS will announce their five priority player selections ahead of finalising the club’s playing list at the state-based drafts.

You have an opportunity to be part of history and become a Foundation Member of the GIANTS’ National Women’s League team. 

For existing foundation members of the GIANTS men’s team from 2011, this is a unique opportunity to be part of the formation of both the men’s and women’s teams from the very beginning. 

Even if you’re not a previous foundation member, this is your one shot to be part of this exciting new step for the AFL.

More than 500 Foundation Memberships have already been sold ahead of next year’s competition.

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