Help­ing women in Aussie sport

South Burnett Times - - TOWN PROUD -

TEAM Har­vey Nor­man is bring­ing women in sport to the fore.

As a spon­sor of women in sport for more than a decade, with in­volve­ment rang­ing from grass­roots to elite lev­els, Har­vey Nor­man is lead­ing the push to en­sure fe­male ath­letes get the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.

As a long- stand­ing sup­porter of rugby league, Har­vey Nor­man helped es­tab­lish the Women In League pro­gram in 2007.

Its in­volve­ment con­tin­ues to grow with spon­sor­ship of the Jil­la­roos na­tional team, both the NSWRL and QRL women’s teams, and the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

The Har­vey Nor­man team is proud to have been part of the Women’s AFL in­au­gu­ral sea­son as a part­ner of the GWS Gi­ants Women’s AFL team and also a ma­jor spon­sor of the Auburn Gi­ants, Aus­tralia’s first pre­dom­i­nantly mul­ti­cul­tural women’s AFL club.

In the mo­tor­sport world they’re part of the team be­hind Si­mona De Sil­ve­stro, the first full- time fe­male driver in the V8 Su­per­cars Cham­pi­onship.

Har­vey Nor­man gets be­hind ath­letes like Katie Kelly, a para­triath­lete and gold medal­list at the 2016 Rio Par­a­lympics.

From a broad­cast per­spec­tive, spon­sor­ship helps en­sure women’s sports reaches as many view­ers as pos­si­ble.

In 2017, they spon­sored broad­casts of the AFLW and AFLW All- Stars, the VFL Women’s Grand Fi­nal, the in­au­gu­ral Su­per Net­ball sea­son and the Net­ball Di­a­monds Test matches.

The pro­file of women’s sports has taken a huge leap in the past 12 months, and Har­vey Nor­man’s sup­port and in­vest­ment played a part in that change.

The Kin­garoy Har­vey Nor­man store is a field spon­sor for the Red Ants Rugby League team.

Har­vey Nor­man com­puter man­ager Bren­dan Young is look­ing for more teams to help next year.

TAKE THE WHEEL: Si­mona De Sil­ve­stro ( left) and Re­nee Gra­cie ( right) with their new Nis­san Al­tima Har­vey Nor­man Su­per­car.

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