Toyota Good For Footy is good for you
One of the country’s biggest grassroots funding initiatives has returned this year, with the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle aiming to raise $1 million for hundreds of community football clubs around Australia.
Established in 2008, the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle has helped local football clubs raise in excess of $5.7 million, including 365 clubs last year that received more than $620,000 which went towards a number of initiatives including facility upgrades and new equipment to help make the game more accessible to all.
For the first time, the Raffle has gone digital, with community clubs able to register to sell tickets for $5 to raise money for their club.
All funds from the ticket sales will go directly back to the clubs, with Toyota covering all administration costs.
AFL General Manager of Commercial, Kylie Rogers said it was exciting to welcome another year of the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle.
“Toyota’s Good for Footy Raffle has been a terrific initiative that has supported thousands of grassroots football clubs across Australia,” Ms Rogers said.
“We’re delighted to welcome back another year of the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle and look forward to continuing our partnership with Toyota to support local football clubs and ensure more Australians can continue to enjoy our game for many years to come.”
The national Raffle, which runs until September 1 this year, is open to clubs in all states and territories except Western Australia, which has a separate raffle.
National prizes include a Toyota Kluger valued at up to $50,175 and two hybrid cars – a Toyota Camry valued at up to $34,693 and a Toyota Corolla valued at up to $30,297.
Other prizes include coaching clinics by an AFL player at the winners’ club grounds, Sherrin footballs signed by a player from each AFL club and football guernseys signed by Jonathan Brown and star Hawthorn player, Jarryd Roughhead.
Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the Good for Footy Raffle is one of the country’s biggest grassroots funding initiatives.
“Clubs have used raffle proceeds to upgrade their clubrooms, buy new equipment, lower registration fees and create more opportunities for everyone from juniors to the young-at-heart to participate in organised sport,” Mr Hanley said.
“As well as supporting footy at the elite level, we are strongly committed to supporting clubs so they can make the sport they love even more rewarding,” he said.
Clubs can register to participate in the 2019 Toyota Good for Footy Raffle on their website.