April 11, 2011

Alcoa Signs on to Help Anglesea Football Club Plan for Future

Alcoa Anglesea has signed on to be the ground naming rights sponsor of the Anglesea Football Club for the next three years as part of a new $30,000 sponsorship agreement with the club.

The ground previously known as Dave Harding Reserve on Ellimatta Rd in Anglesea will be renamed ‘Alcoa Oval’ ahead of the 2011 Bellarine Football League season.
Club President, David Cook approached the business in late 2010 seeking a long term commitment to assist the club to plan for its future and offering naming rights to the home ground.
He outlined the club’s plans to expand its facilities to better service the growing need for recreational facilities across the Shire and also to provide a solid future for the club’s supporters.
“Alcoa have always supported us over the years”, said Mr Cook. “We wanted to take their sponsorship support to the next level, and we thought the ground naming rights sponsorship was the right opportunity for them.”
“This is great for the club. Money is an important function in keeping the club ticking along well. It’s a real fight to compete with some of the bigger clubs whose money appears to grow on trees. Alcoa’s financial support for the club helps us secure our future and we look forward to working with them over the next 3 years and beyond.”
Alcoa Anglesea has worked with the Anglesea Football Club on other projects over many years and recognises the enormous contribution they make to the local community.
“We know from our past experiences with the Club that their volunteers are tireless. They give back to so many people in the local community through the skills training, health benefits and friendship the club offers as well as the entertainment that their fiercely fought matches provide”, said Power Station Manager, Stephanie Pearce.
“Alcoa has been a proud contributor to the Anglesea community for over 45 years. We are thrilled to be a major supporter of Anglesea Football Club and we look forward to watching them on the field at ‘Alcoa Oval’ in the coming season”, said Ms Pearce.
Media contact:
Anthea Doran – 0404 800 148

From left: Daniel Midolo, 15, Chris Rolland (Alcoa Anglesea Acting Power Station Manager), David Cook (President Anglesea Football Club) and Tyler Giri, 15.