This Sunday 30th August, the VFL will be supporting a very important event when the Werribee Tigers take on the Footscray Bulldogs for the Health West Cup at Avalon Airport Oval.
This is the first time that Werribee and Footscray Football Clubs have teamed up with Western Health and Mercy Health who run Werribee Mercy Hospital to help raise awareness of the medical services provided in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Western Health and Mercy Health are two terrific organisations who operate in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, employing in excess of 6000 people between them. With a vast array of medical services on offer, to a broad cross section of the community, it gives the over 800,000 residents in the west comfort, that first class medical practitioners and facilities are in close proximity should the need arise. The exposure from supporting this match will give both organisations the opportunity to reaffirm to members and supporters of both clubs an understanding of the medical services available to the community.
Werribee Football Club CEO, Mark Penaluna is pleased with the initiative.
“We are very happy having an opportunity to improve relationships with two fantastic organisations that are doing some of the most important work in our community. We understand the importance of health providers and the work they do in the community, and we support them in every way we can. The Health West Cup is one we want to have in our trophy cabinet at Avalon Airport Oval. We will be endeavouring to have it in our captain Michael Sodomaco’s hands, after the game this Sunday.”
Footscray Football Club General Manager Ben Graham echoed Mark’s thoughts.
"We understand the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle and the influence football can have on the community. This is something we as a club are focused on, particularly in the western region. We are proud to be part of the Health West Cup and hope Footscray will come away with the victory to celebrate this significant community event."