Macarthur soccer competitions big and small get under way from this weekend with hundreds of senior and junior players set to be kicking round balls in parks and reserves across the region.
One local club, Harrington United FC, will have the added benefit of a funding boost from their sponsor.
The Shawood by Sekisui House sponsorship will provide equipment, uniforms, coaching staff and medical assistance for the Hornets junior teams, from under 6 to under 11.
Since its inception in 2002 the Hornets have accommodated thousands of soccer players and their families in the Camden region, says Ray Zammit, senior vice president at the club.
“The Hornets is now one of the largest clubs in the area with 950 female and male members,’’ he said.
“We work tirelessly to maintain a high standard for members in the local soccer league and the sponsorship from Shawood by Sekisui House will play a big role in providing equipment and uniforms.”
Sport is part of Camden’s community fabric and teaches our youth comradery and life skills, not to mention the physical benefits of regular exercise, says Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli.
“The community’s sporting facilities are continually evolving and improving, and it is satisfying through my role on Camden Council to be a part of that progress.”
Brent Thompson, senior development manager at Sekisui House, said sport plays an integral role in our society.
“Children can’t wait to get out on the field after a delayed start to the season,’’ he said.
“Sport helps our younger generation grow as individuals, promotes teamwork and discipline, and contributes to a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing within the broader community.
“The Hornets fulfil an important role in the Camden area by helping nurture and motivate young soccer players.
“For this reason, Shawood by Sekisui House is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Hornets, assisting them with their competition needs for the 2020 season.”