The Werribee Football Club is thrilled to announce it has signed CDC Victoria as its very first Multicultural and Diversity Partner.
The new partnership arrangement see the leading public transport provider enter a fifth year of sponsorship, having most recently served as the club’s Community Partner for the past two seasons.
The new agreement will see CDC Victoria sponsor new Werribee Multicultural Development Officer Mar Gattek as he looks to engage with Wyndham’s many culturally diverse communities and introduce them to the sport of Australian rules football.
It will also continue to run the CDC Victoria School Champions’ Day, which provides recognition and reward for school leaders in the Wyndham region and provides them with an opportunity to learn more about the importance of respect and leadership.
Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna praised CDC Victoria’s renewed commitment to the club.
“It’s a fantastic development in the relationship between our club and CDC Victoria, which has been a wonderful supporter of our community initiatives over the past few seasons,” Mr Penaluna said.
“We know that Wyndham is now larger than Geelong and is experiencing the second fastest and second largest growth of any municipality in Victoria, and we believe we have an important role to play in helping new residents engage with their local community.
“The support of CDC Victoria in this new partnership helps provide us with the resources to do that, so we’re incredibly grateful for that and really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”
CDC Victoria Community Engagement Manager Michelle Ho McKersey said her company had been eager to support Werribee in what it saw as a key aspect of community engagement.
"With over 150 nationalities living in in the west, we hope Mar's role will support the enriching work Werribee does to unite our multicultural Wyndham community and raise awareness about the importance of sports through education,” Ms Ho McKersey said.
CDC Victoria’s Wyndham depot in Truganina is one of six across Melbourne and regional Victoria (Oakleigh, Sunshine, Ballarat, Geelong, and Tullamarine), from which the company operates a fleet of close to 500 buses and coaches.