The Telstra Assistance Fund (TAF) has been launched for 2009. The TAF provides a great opportunity for community football clubs and umpiring groups to receive 1 of 250 equipment packs valued at $1000 each.
The 2009 Telstra Assistance Fund offers local Australian Football, Swimming and Surf Life Saving clubs the chance to access a share in $1 million worth of sporting equipment.
Former AFL star Scott West, Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan and Ironman Zane Holmes officially launched the 2009 Telstra Assistance Fund, which offers local sports and community clubs the chance to access a share in $1 million worth of sporting equipment.
Scott West said, “I encourage all eligible clubs, including those who have applied in the past, to apply for the chance to receive financial assistance for their clubs.”
“This is a fantastic initiative from Telstra providing local Australian Football clubs with essential equipment to help promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage participation,” West added.
“Our local sports and community clubs play a critical role in so many people’s lives, from the grass roots level, to helping develop and support our future sports stars. All Australian Football clubs are invited to apply for their share of the fund,” West said.
The Telstra Assistance Fund has already contributed over $6 million worth of sporting equipment to more than 5000 sporting clubs nationally, since its inception in 2003.
Clubs can find more information about the 2009 Telstra Assistance Fund and apply online at
www.telstra.com/beinvolved. Clubs that have registered for the Telstra Assistance Fund in previous years are also eligible to apply again for assistance. Applications are open from 4 May to 14 June, 2009.