Hyundai maintains grassroots partnership

FFA has announced the extension of their existing partnership with Hyundai Motor Company Australia with their appointment as Official Grassroots Partner.

FFA has announced the extension of their existing partnership with Hyundai Motor Company Australia with their appointment as Official Grassroots Partner.

Initiated by Hyundai Motor Company Australia in 2007, "Goals for Grassroots" was formed to support the growth of football in Australia by nurturing the game at its grassroots level.

The program offers support to local clubs in communities across the country by providing funding in the areas they need it the most including equipment procurement, grounds maintenance and uniform purchase.

The Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season will see Hyundai extend its community support through the Grassroots program which will receive further stimulus with an off-season platform.

The ‘Share the Moment- promotion gives fans the opportunity to win $10,000 ($5k for winner / $5k for Grassroots club), and a further opportunity to win a new car.

“In 2004 Hyundai Motor Company showed vision and confidence in the potential of football in Australia,” said Football Federation Australia Chief Executive Officer David Gallop.

“Without the commitment of Hyundai we would not have been able to increase the national fan base and see the sport continue to thrive and grow.”

Now entering its seventh season, ‘Goals for Grassroots- has seen Hyundai Motor Company Australia donate in excess of $390,000 to date to worthy grassroots clubs around Australia.

The Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season saw Hyundai increase the eligible grant to up to $10,000 per match, giving clubs even more incentive to participate and be able to share and promote the game of football within their local community.

“Today we celebrate the extension of a great partnership with the announcement of the appointment of Hyundai Motor Company Australia as FFA Official Grassroots Partner,” said John Elsworth, Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Company Australia.

“The ongoing support of the grassroots fans, players and the greater football community has seen this program develop into an integral part of the League, one which we are very proud to be a part of.”

The official program today, held at the Hyundai Motor Company Australia headquarters in Sydney, also saw Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop announce the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season draw.

Officials representing FFA, Hyundai Motor Company Australia, and representatives of the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League in Australia were also present.

Hyundai's partnership with Football Federation Australia extends across the whole of the sport, including Hyundai's role as the Official Vehicle Supplier to the Qantas Socceroos and Westfield Matildas, and in addition Hyundai is also an Official Partner of the FIFA World Cup through to Qatar in 2022.

Hyundai A-League Partnership Key Statistics - Inaugurated in 2004, renewed in 2008 and in 2012 through to 2016 - New Car prize on offer for HAL 9 Grassroots off-season program - Promotion details and criteria subject to further announcement - 'Goals for Grassroots' programme was enhanced for The Hyundai A-League 2012/13 Season with Hyundai increasing the grant up to a potential $10,000 per match - ‘Share the Moment- dashboard, allowing fans to communicate their passion for the sport in a national online forum initiated in The Hyundai A-League 2012/13 Season - Ongoing Hyundai A-League club member benefits programme, with club members entitled to a loyalty bonus of up to $1000 against the purchase of new model Hyundai vehicles.