The University of Western Australia has been announced as a new major Partner of West Coast Fever Australian netball team.
The three-year partnership deal represents an unprecedented step in Western Australian women’s sport, the first between an elite female sporting team and tertiary education institution.
UWA’s support of Fever will extend far beyond the playing and training court, with the depth of the partnership extending into work placement opportunities for students.
UWA students and staff will also be offered volunteering opportunities at key Netball WA and West Coast Fever events.
West Coast Fever-branded apparel, including playing dress, training gear and court signage will feature the UWA logo.
Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor expressed his delight at establishing this significant partnership.
“This is a landmark day for our Club,” Mr Taylor said.
“The UWA brand is synonymous with excellence and success, both here in the West as well as on the national and international stage, and is an institution we are incredibly proud to partner with.
“This partnership represents the type of truly integrated relationship our club prides itself on establishing within the West Australian community and I have no doubt that UWA will provide Fever with a competitive edge, both on and off the court, as we enter the Suncorp Super Netball era.”
UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor Community and Engagement Professor Kent Anderson said the partnership would offer valuable opportunities for UWA staff, students and alumni.
“The University is excited about this unique partnership with one of WA’s top sporting clubs, which will provide enormous benefits to UWA and the wider WA community,” Professor Anderson said.
“UWA is particularly proud to be supporting one of our elite women’s sporting organisations, and helping raise the profile of women’s sport on a national scale.”
West Coast Fever's 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season begins on February 19 against the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Priceline Stadium.
Nathan Drudi (Netball WA Digital Marketing Coordinator) (+61) 447 136 955
Jess Reid (UWA Media and Public Relations Advisor)(+61 8)6488 6876